Smooth…sippin’ – JACK

Just 90 minutes out of Nashville in Lynchburg, TN [population 361] is the home of the oldest (1866) registered distillery in the U.S. – Jack Daniels or “Jack” as this smooth sipping whisky is so often referred to.   We planned our route to Cummings, GA. (Atlanta) to include a stop and distillery tour.   On Wednesday, December 2nd the parking lot wasn’t full and there was plenty of space for us to pull in, park the coach and leave the truck hooked up. The pets kept watch as we toured the facility and sipped some Jack.

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Never Forget You This Time – Nashville

I’m going to say its been about 20 years since I was last in Nashville – with my Mom and sister Sue. We flew in for a short visit and stayed at the Opryland Hotel. I don’t remember the hotel looking anything like this time! We went to the Grand Ole Opry and I don’t remember it looking anything like this time! I do remember the river cruise on the General Jackson Showboat, but, we didn’t do it this time. I remember my sister staying out all night – and we also didn’t do that! I remember we all slept in the morning of our flight from Toronto and Chuck driving like a ‘bat outa hell’ to get us to the airport. Whew, not this time!   Nashville, I won’t forget you this time…

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Just Killin’ Time…

Plans change and that’s o.k. We were going to Florida this winter but the kids and grand-kids had something different in mind and, of course, kids rule!  “We vote Vegas for Christmas they shouted!”  But, we were just there last winter – we’re not going…

In an inspiring wine moment I said to Chuck “why can’t we go to Vegas? In fact, we can stop in Poplar Buff, MO and pick up Kathryn, Jagger, Mollie & Katie. We’ll do a road trip! Oh, the memories we can make, the things we’ll see, the places we’ll go…”

As it turns out we’ll be watching the weather and burning 1600 miles of pavement.   We can’t leave Poplar Bluff until the 19th and then we have to be in Vegas by the 22nd – 23rd at the very latest. You see all the ladies will be putting on their ‘fancies’ and heading to the strip for Thunder Down Under on the 23rd. Yes, the 23rd at the latest…

In the meantime, until the 19th of December, we’re just killin’ time…

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