We took a long weekend and visited friends…

We visited Bubba in Nashville
Aaron & McKensie in Lexington
Emily & Brian in Wilmore and Josh and Robin were there too!!

What a great weekend visiting with friends…

We went to the Opryland Hotel


We also met with two organizations to learn more about them and also to talk about job opportunties. They were Manna Project International and Blood:Water Mission (which I would highly recommend). We ate at the Franklin Mercantile, Fido and walked around the Factory at Franklin We ended our Nashville segment by enjoying some of the nightlife of Nashville:

We ate at Mulligan’s Pub with Christy enjoying her first beer, Guiness (a true Irish Beer) and I tried the English favorite, a Bass

Using some of our friends friends, we got into the Wildhorse Saloon without paying the cover charge and got a backstage tour. We are pictured here with one of the Wildhorses outside!

And of course no trip to Nashville would be complete without seeing the King.

The ultimate finale of Nashville was eating at a local hotspot called the Pancake Pantry.

Following after my dad, we forsook our mapquest directions and I randomly picked an exit and we took the cross country tour across Kentucky. Being a beautiful sunny day we had a great drive and got to see a scenic tour! We drove through Shaker Village, and the greater Bluegrass Region on US 68 (which would have ultimately taken us through Springfield). We saw lots of cows, horses, and old stone wall fences. It was a great drive and made even better by this random sign:

Here is a picture of us with Emily, Brian, Josh, and Robin:

We took another random route home (this one was actually pre-planned and a map looked at). And ran across this “greasy spoon” restaurant called 127 Restaurant (at the intersection of I-71 and US 127).