Monday, March 16, 2009

Nashville fun!

Our plans began in early November, and they played out this past weekend. A group of us headed north to attend a Living Proof Live women's conference with Beth Moore. We were able to come home with that and so much more.

A whirlwind trip to Nashville, Tennessee, was just the greatest way to spend the weekend. Five great friends and I loaded up the van, with sugary treats and one suitcase each, and headed north on I-75.
The weekend was marked with comments about the dogwood trees, but now we know they are branford pear trees, three days of drizzling misty rain, daffodils captured our attention too, and countless hours of talking. I think in the four days together there was a lull in conversation for all of 3.5 seconds. It was great.

Did I mention the trees? Oh, we were mesmerized. By the end of the weekend though, I could have scratched my eyes out of my head due to the pollen or maybe it was just my makeup.




We were able to meet up with a wonderful old friend and that was one of the weekend's highlights. Jenny Bruce was a ray of sunshine in a gloomy gray weathered weekend. She fit right in and welcomed us to her home and city. She took us to all the hot spots....music row, krispy kreme ( and the hot-light was on), Parthenon, the beltway, a local Mexican restaurant that served the best taco salad I have EVER had. The salsas were magnifico! We hit some chain stores for their good sales, girls and shopping is just plain fun. We also ate sushi like we never had. It is one of those things you almost have to be there to experience, because we were sharing it from one end of the table to the other.

We had some late nights but all in all, we came home rested, renewed, and blessed to have such great husbands who gave us the chance to go while staying home to hold down the fort.
That is a whole other blog post.

10 comments:

The Cannon Chronicles said...

It looks like ya'll had a blast! I wish I could've been there! Sign me up for next year!

Janet said...

Looks like a GREAT girls weekend!

lori said...

YOU SUCK!!! Just kidding :)
I am going to memphis to see Mrs. Moore in October.

Jeanne said...

My oh my! Krispy Kreme with the HOT sign on is like pulling into heavens pearly gates if ya ask me! That picture made me drool! :) Branford pear trees are my fav! My Aunt Lisa has one in her yard in North Carolina. I've been begging Joey to get me one for the front yard. Oh so pretty! Glad you had such the good time! Welcome home to the heat baby, yeah!

Leslie said...

Oh, Jill, that looks that it was so much fun. I do love seeing me some Jenny Bruce! She hasn't changed at all. I bet ya'll had some interesting converstations in that van. How nice it is to have such great friends!

Jenny Bruce said...

Jill-O...and all the others. You all brought a smile to my face that I'm still wearing. It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones. I wish we could have all the old "gang" together and laugh, while revisiting memories. I love you all very much and thank you so much for allowing me to crash your visit. Your couple of days with me has erased years of emptiness without my dearest friends.
Much love to all of you!
Jenny Bruce
p.s. next time the girl half of RG(squared) better make it. ;o)

Hannah said...

You lucky girl to spend time with Jenny! I have been thinking about her so much lately! Sounds like it was a wonderful time for you all and for Jenny. It brings tears to my eyes thinking of all the fun time we all shared so many years ago!! Oh, I wish we could replay some of those!

love you girl!
H

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Sounds like such a wonderful trip! I'm so glad you had the opportunity to go and to fellowship with dear friends.

Xandra

Stephanie said...

oooh, I want to come next time! It looked so fun.
You did see those trees!!!!

The Light's, party of 4 said...

I'm so cracking up at the picture of us and the doughnuts!! I just saw this post for the first time. I was biting my lip in the picture......it was so hard to say no to those dougnuts as you all tortured me, but I guess I made the best decision. I hadn't really thought about them again until I saw this post. I think I'm still a little mad at you torturous women!!
love you still.........