Gifts From Strangers / (gifts from new friends)

We were told to stop here...and so we did.

We were told to stop here…and so we did.

Day 33      July12

We were heading to Nashville next. Mark’s brother, Chuck, was working there for a handful of months, so we would detour down there to see him. Plus, neither of us had ever been to Nashville.

As we were packing up our campsite to head out, our neighbors, Linda & Jim, came over to say goodbye. And Linda gave me the most beautiful hand crocheted trivet/pot holder that she’d made!!! She told me that, while Jim drives, she crochets these little treasures, and then she gives them to people she meets. I was so touched by her gift!

The other gift that Jim and Linda gave us, was the heads up on a little winery in Tennessee that’d we’d pass on our route to Nashville. Beachaven Winery. And we did stop there. And we did a wine tasting….you can taste as many wines as you want, and there’s no charge!! Sweet! And we bought three bottles to take with us. That was a nice little stop!

Wine tasting menu

Wine tasting menu

Some of our purchases

Some of our purchases

Back on the highway to Nashville, we had a cool Fiona Look-A-Like sighting. We found ourselves driving right behind another silver Airstream Interstate, with two bikes on the back. I did a double take, ‘cause at first, I thought it was us! LOL! They obviously spotted us behind them, ‘cause as we drove past them, we were all looking over at each other and smiling and waving like crazy!!!

Me and Trixie, relaxing in the back of the space shuttle while Mark drives

Me and Trixie, relaxing in the back of the space shuttle while Mark drives

Dax takes a selfie, while Mark drives

Dax takes a selfie, while Mark drives

We arrived in Nashville, and met Mark’s brother at Gaylord’s Opryland. We had a nice visit with my bro-in-law, and had a look around the resort. And then, once again, retired to our campground, exhausted from the fun day we’d had!

Mark and Chuck

Mark and Chuck

Cool ceiling @ Opryland

Cool ceiling @ Opryland

So big, it requires a big map

So big, it requires a big map

Inside Opryland

Inside Opryland

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