MARCH 16, 2014 (Sunday)
Better night sleep. Got up and had the continental breakfast in the lobby. They had cereal, oatmeal, waffles, yogurt, donuts, muffins, bread, fruit, and different kinds of drinks – coffee, tea, orange juice or apple juice. Nice selection.
We left our hotel around noon and drove to “The Hermitage.” The Hermitage was the home of Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. He is best known for the Trail of Tears and the way he treated the Indians (not well). We were not sure if we wanted to go, for that very reason, but decided to check it out. It was a very lovely home and showed how the man was full of contradictions (aren’t we all?). Anyway, it was well worth the time and money to see it, even on a rainy day. Because of the rain we didn’t get to see the grounds, but the home itself was very unique and beautiful. He left office with the National Debt completely paid off and a budget surplus. He was frugal in all things.
Around 3:00 PM, we drove from The Hermitage in Nashville to Columbia, Tennessee (about 60 miles). We met our family for dinner at a Japanese restaurant called Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant. We were all supposed to meet at 4:30 PM. We were the first ones there, then Wally and his wife, Wanda, Hank, Sara and her husband, Robin, then Bobby and Kathy. So good to see everyone again. We got to see Bobby, Kathy, Hank, and Wally when we went through about six months ago, but was so good to see Sara and meet her husband, and meet Wanda.
After dinner we headed to Wally and Wanda’s home (a short distance away). Wanda had made a bunch of desserts for us to enjoy while we visited more. Such a wonderful lady. What a beautiful home they have made for themselves. They even did the tile work in the kitchen and bathroom all by themselves. Absolutely gorgeous. I’d hire them in a minute.
Around 9:00 PM, it was time to leave and follow Kathy and Bobby home. Kathy and Bobby both work and have to get up early. We got a little more visiting in when we got to their beautiful home. They have four of the cutest dogs ever. So sweet – Kathy, Bobby, and their dogs. Love them all so much.
Bobby was the first to go to bed, then Kathy, Michael and I. Lexi stayed up to watch The Walking Dead. That was our day. Hope yours was great!