Thursday, July 19, 2012
Close to Nowhere
It rained and rained
My youngest granddaughter Remy and I ran off last weekend.
The girls’ mom had run away to Washington, D.C., with a friend, and Meredith, my oldest granddaughter, is leaving for California bright and early Saturday morning.
When I asked Remy where she and I could go, her instant reply was Nashville. One of her favorite places to visit is the Parthenon in Nashville.
We didn’t get to the Parthenon this trip. We didn’t go anywhere that you couldn’t drive the car to the door and dash inside to keep from drowning in the rain.
It was rainy when we left Thursday morning. We dropped Mom off at the airport in Memphis at 7 a.m. and headed out.
We like to stop along the way and one of my favorite stops is Granny B’s Quilt Shop, just off I-40 in Dickson, Tenn.
Dickson is a neat little city and they had a Wendy’s so Remy liked it. They have Granny B’s, so I like it. It’s a great quilt shop.
We actually stayed in Lebanon, Tenn., just on the other side of Nashville. Two of the places we were really interested in were out in that direction and Lebanon was a nice center point. Especially when we discovered it had a really nice outlet mall. And, a Rocky Mountain Chocolate store!
Friday morning after making a mess with waffles at the motel, we headed out to Cross Plains, Tenn., where a relative has an antique-type shop. The Historic Corner House store is really a cool place. I got some handmade soap, a vintage chiffon scarf, a cookbook, Dana some cookie cutters, some lotion, etc., etc., etc. Loved it!
More importantly, the scenery in that area of Tennessee is spectacular. In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the Cumberland Gap area is just incredibly beautiful.
I think so anyway; it was kinda hard to see much with the pouring rain.
It rained as we left the motel, stopping briefly for us to dash in the antique store and dash back out again. As we headed to Adams, Tenn., where the Bell Witch Cave is located, it rained some more. And rained, and rained.
As we pulled into the driveway entrance to the cave, I was upset to notice the gate was closed across the driveway.
Sitting there in the car in the rain, I looked up their blog (no one was answering the phone, which I took as another bad sign). Seems like the Bell Witch Cave floods.
Guess what? Yes, it was flooded.
More rain story next week.
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