GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Wednesday, January 21

Day TWO.....

Here I sit in my hotel room in Nashville. This won’t go up until I have access to the internet but I thought I would get my thoughts down while I had time.

Today started extremely early for me, only to find out that the museum I wanted to stop by didn’t open until 10 am during the winter hours. So, in an effort to use all of my time in Knoxville wisely............I went back to bed. Lol!

I almost changed my mind and just headed on to Nashville, but I am really glad I didn’t. The Museum of Appalachia was fascinating. What I expected to be a large
building with a bunch of exhibits turned out to be a village and farm full of artifacts.

Even the buildings were artifacts. Some had been transplanted and restored, others were replicas. It was really cool. Though it was really funny.
I believe I was the only person on the grounds that didn’t work there. When I arrived, the woman who gave me my ticket told me that I would have to wait while they opened the buildings. Might have had something to do with the fact that it was freezing cold and the inauguration had already started by the time I left. As you can see from the pictures I had fun.

From there I drove to Nashville. While driving, I had the opportunity to listen to President Obama take the Oath of Office and then give his inauguration speech. It was quite a moment in history and I will always remember that I was driving the freeways of East Tennessee when this moment happened.

Once in Nashville I checked into the hotel (I promise, this one is better then the last one. ) and relaxed for a bit before heading out to a small cafe with live music. The Bluebird Cafe is apparently known for “hosting some of Nashville’s most talented songwriters” and I figured a low key night with acoustic music could be fun.
I really enjoyed it, I even bought 2 of the CD’s. The music was fun and the atmosphere was relaxing.
There were 4 people performing tonight:
Will Hodge
Matt King
Sarah Majors
Ashley Harris

One bit of irony......I traveled to Tennessee, all by myself and end up at the one event where a Mormon is preforming. LOL! Yup, over a year ago, my dad sent me a signed cd of the Mormon singer Ashley Harris. I had a good chuckle when I saw her name of the list of performances and realized that her “fans” sitting behind here were a bunch of Mormon women from Atlanta.
(P.S. Update on the connection to Ashley Harris.........Apparently, my dad served in the Bishopric (LDS leaders in a congregation) with her husband in Mesa. So not only did I end up at the one event where a Mormon was performing, but I ended up at an event where there was a family connection. It never fails. The Mormon world is just too small!)


Amy said...

Look at you with your hair down- hot stuff!!!!

That go to hell sign is hilarious!

Tiana said...

I agree...hilarious!

Kathy said...

Glad you are making progress... Love the hair!

Kara said...

digging the hair & the smile- no tounge sticking out hmmm