Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Most amazing surprise I've ever been given!  On a random Monday at Chautauqua, Charlie told me to pack a bag because we were going on a road trip.  Kate was already at the cottage and my mom was heading up that afternoon.  On the road he let me guess and gave me a few clues.  My first real guess was a music festival with the Dixie Chicks which I knew was a stretch since they aren't even together anymore.  After more thought, I actually guessed we were going to see Glennon Melton at one of her book signings~ and I was right~ the tears started flowing right away.  I never want to forget that feeling.  

Here is my sneak photo since we didn't wait in the book signing line because it was so long.  It was hearing her speak that I really wanted and it was amazing.  She spoke for an hour and a half~ much longer than we expected.  Her energy was amazing.  

The book signing was held at St. George's Episcopal church.  

This beautiful wall surrounded part of the property.

After the book signing we checked into our hotel.  We realized we didn't have luggage as we were leaving the cottage. Normally we pack our clothes in laundry baskets to and from St. Louis and Chautauqua.  Thankfully we found a backpack and laptop bag in the trunk and were able to put our clothes in those since we didn't have suitcases.  We stayed at an incredibly beautiful hotel, The Hermitage.  All weekend we were able to take our time and enjoy everything, no rushing, nobody needing us to do things for them.  It was a much needed break from our normal routine! 

We went to dinner at a rooftop restaurant called Pub 5.  Beautiful view of downtown Nashville and great food.

Our BBQ lunch at Pucketts on Sunday before heading home

Reststops in Tennessee are beautiful

Back home on the River Road

Back home to Chautauqua~ the perfect getaway, wish we could do it monthly!


  1. Love how that post ended with a sunset and home pics. Cool. <3