Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nashville Kids

After making a couple of quick stops through Tennessee, we arrived at Cedar Creek COE Park in Mt. Juliet just outside Nashville. First on the agenda: travel to Franklin to see Carrie, Thomas, Lily, Patrick, Maggie and Sabrina! And their brand new house! So, once we got squared away, we jumped in the Jeep and off we went. It’s an hour drive to their house. Nashville does not have any RV parks on the south side towards Franklin, so we drive.


They had just moved into their new home that week and were still in the midst of boxes upon boxes :) After getting the grand tour, we helped tote some of the boxes in the garage to their appropriate rooms inside. After pizza for dinner, we headed back to our house :) This was the first of many round trips we made while here. We must find something closer.

The next day was Sabrina’s 2nd birthday. It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years since her mom woke her dad up and said “it’s time”. In the middle of the night they got the other 3 kids up and headed to their other grandma’s house to drop them off. That’s when Carrie decided there wasn’t time for that and so they raced toward the hospital with all the kids in tow. Then, right there, before they even got close to the hospital, little Sabrina was born to a full audience! Luckily, the darkness of night preserved some of the mystery of birth :) Not a lot, but some :)

The birthday girl


We have no pictures of the birthday celebration for her because she was busy sleeping. She had been wandering around the house for days, totally lost. She didn’t know where she was and probably was wondering when they were going home! She finally conked out. We let her sleep :) At 2, you can do that.

Her daddy and Rick spent most of that day mounting their 42” television, fishing the wires and  hanging it. It was quite the production and when it was done, both men said they needed a bigger one! I think it’s already on the wish list!

Thomas, Rick



We  had a great time with everyone. Carrie and I did some shopping and catching up. It was great mother-daughter time.

Carrie, Patrick and Sabrina.


The 3 oldest joined us and Lucy for an overnighter on Thursday. We grilled chicken legs that night and when dinner was over, we made Mexican S’mores. Now, those were the hit of the evening :)

Patrick, Rick, Maggie, Lily


Lily, Maggie, Patrick


We ended the night with a viewing of the movie “RV”. Although they had seen it several times before, it always brings a giggle, especially the dump station scenes :)

The next morning, we pulled in the slides, put everyone in a seat and slowly drove to the dump staion so they could experience it first hand :) Of course, they had visions of poop exploding everywhere and were not impressed with the actual process. Guess it wasn’t very exciting :)

Patrick, Maggie, Lily


We bid our good-byes to everyone last night. Today we are enroute to Corinth Recreation Area, part of the Bankhead National Forest in Double Springs, AL. We are scheduled to do some volunteer work here in exchange for a free site. Stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by. Turtle


  1. Those grandchildren are special, aren't they? We have three also.

    Love your blog. Added us to your list of followers and hope you will do the same,

    Safe travels!!

  2. Nice overnight with the grand kids. Bet they love trying out the motor home especially after watching RV. Where do you sleep them??

  3. We also love visiting the Grands! I love the RV movie but sure do not want to duplicate the dump station scene.

  4. I assume that you mean you are NC fans, right? We are Clemson. We could have some fun with that!!

  5. Family time is always fun time. Those four grandchildren are about the same age as our daughter's children. I know your dauhter has her hands full:o)) Nice that you were able to help them out a bit.

    Can't wait to hear about your volunteer position and see more of Corinth Recreation Area!!

  6. Have fun! Let us know how you like your volunteer job!

  7. Beautiful family! I know you enjoyed your time! Safe travels!

  8. Beautiful family! I know you enjoyed your time! Safe travels!

  9. Beautiful family! I know you enjoyed your time! Safe travels!

  10. What a great visit with the 'Grands'! They sure have a beautiful new home.

  11. Awww -- your grandkids are cutie pies! Looking forward to hearing about your volunteer position.

  12. We had such a great visit with you too Mom! Love you!!!


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