The fun never sets on this family adventure. We left our camp site in Nashville, Illinois, enroute to see our friend, Amanda, in Nashville, Tennessee. Confused. She was too.
But before we went to bed the night before, Jenny had this idea for a family team photo. As you can see we all put our arms in with our Road Id braclets showing. Cool.
But then we remembered the other member of our team, Quincy. So we tried it again with him in the picture as well. Scene stealer.
Our journey today started in Nashville and we were headed to Nashville, some 250 miles away. But on the way we decided to stop in the town of Metropolis because they advertised a Giant Superman Statue. As everyone knows, Superman was the big guy in Metropolis. So we got off the freeway and drove toward the town. On the left we saw this big billboard.
And then another sign indicating we were very close.
And there he was. The man himself, SUPERMAN.
Bunches of photo ops with the big boy’s cousins and sisters followed.
And with his parents as well.
Mike thought he bore a striking resemblance to Clark Kent except for the face, the body and the hair. The glasses were close. Definitely not the shoes.
Alex wanted to be a Lois Lane look alike.
There was also a retail Superman stuff store and a Superman museum. We checked out the store and bought some super-clothing.
I purchased some selected items of clothing as well. I have cropped this picture to keep this blog rated PG.
Back on the road to Nashville, we left Illinois, crossed over the Ohio River entered into Kentucky. A few miles later we crossed over the Tennessee River but stayed in Kentucky. Go figure.
We got to Nashville around 3:30pm and made a stop at the grocery store before going to see our friend Amanda. Amanda was a key person in the early development of St. Gerard House. She was the Assistance Director and did just about everything. She could handle 10 jobs at once but she mostly liked finance. So when she saw me coming into the office she usually tried to escape out a back door. She didn’t like number so much. We met at her house. She is currently enrolled at Vanderbilt in Graduate Level Education. She would like to be a school administrator some day. Here is her nice house that she shares with two roommates.
We had dinner at a very nice Italian restaurant just a few blocks away. On the way there we took a group photo at an interesting sign near Amanda’s house.
Then we went by one of Amanda’s favorite breweries so Jenny could get a growler. Jessica helped us select a good beer. Oh, look, she has one of my cards. Interesting.
Amanda then took us for dessert at the popscile place. Here they made all kinds of interesting popsciles in a variety of favors. I had a Caramel Cream and it was delicious. All freshly made too.
On the way back to Amanda’s house and to our RV, Quincy decide to have a call to nature. That’s Georgie paying for the call.
Once again, just trying to keep the blog in the PG category.
We bid farewell to Amanda and headed out I40. Even though it was getting dark and it was late, we wanted to add some miles so our drive to Flat Rock would not be as long the next day. We eventually ended up driving about 75 miles outside of Nashville to a camp ground in Baxter, Tenn. We pulled in about 9:30 and found a site. The guy in the Rv next to ours had to show us where the water hook up was as grass had grown over it. We got hooked up and headed for bed. A fun and adventurous day for team Rocks and Bras.