The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. Psalm 16:6


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Road Trip - Part 3


After a fast but enjoyable evening in Memphis, TN we jumped back on the I-40 east and came to Nashville where Gustav had a business lunch at The Hard Rock Cafe. The gracious man he was meeting didn't mind having the family tag along, so we all tucked into a cozy table for 8. Kurt loved the touch screen piano (below) and the rest of the kids enjoyed hearing about the people whose clothes, pictures, and instruments littered the walls...such greats as Johnny Cash, Elvis, and the Judds.


After our lunch and a quick glimpse of the city of Nashville we headed to visit our dear, dear friends, the Runkles. To say that Gustav and I were excited was an understatement as we had not seen them in a long time. We had trouble believing that Gabriel didn't remember them (which is understandable, since he was only 2 when we all lived in CT together!) Tom was Gustav's roomate through most of his time at the University of Hartford. They have known each other longer than I have known Gustav! We had a blast with them in Chattanooga. 

We did some swimming...


...ate some ice cream (you're welcome, Casie)...




...we went on a lovely river walk in downtown Chattanooga. We really loved this great city...




...we took some pictures...






...carried some adorable little people...


...and had Five Guys for the first time after church (which was super-yummy!)
We were sad to say goodbye to the Runkles, but we were hopeful that we would see them again on this trip. Our next stop was Pigeon Forge, TN where we would spend the next week with the Hoyer family for our annual family reunion. Some of us were so tuckered out when we got there that beds were optional.



And others of us were so tired that we momentarily lost our minds.




More to come...

4 comments:

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the ice cream picture Mom...

Casie Runkle said...

What a great time that was!! I wish we could do it all over again - we miss you guys! The ice cream pic made me laugh. :) And what a beautiful sunset behind us!

Heather said...

Not that I'm impatient or anything. . .but can you get to Part 4? Pretty please??? :)

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