Posted June 20th, 2017, 06:04 PM
This is for CG.
Being a typical ignorant American, and having visited Nashville but still having no idea where different cities in Tenn are, I need to ask:
I know you've told us before where in Tenn you live, but my feeble brain can't remember the details. Barbs' brother David and our sis-in-law Barb are moving to the Nashville area. They have an offer on their house with a July closing date if the deal goes through (Nashville will put hem closer to their kids and grandkids - Kentucky and NC).
Just thought I'd let you know in advance to expect some Northerners to be heading your general way.
OOPS! They're moving to West Knoxville - big difference in location!
We are currently in a city suburb of Memphis, south west corner of the state of Tennessee. Nashville is 200 miles away, center and north in the state, and Knoxville is 400 miles away, basically straight east of Nashville. Nashville and or Knoxville are much nicer places in the state than Memphis.......gangs, drugs, crime really bad here......Knoxville is also very close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
And, now one for you and cheap......our daughter and her family are leaving for an 18 days vacation to the north and east. They have plans for Kentucky, (visiting son in law's sister), then going to D.C., Baltimore, Philly, NYC, Connecticut, RI, Boston, VT, NH, Maine, back to NY, and across and into Canada...Niagara Falls again....
The grandchildren are most excited about NYC(first trip there) and going back to Niagara Falls. Our daughter has planned out pretty much every minute of every day! This is along with her goal to have them visit every state in the USA before Landon graduates from high school....he enters first year of high school this August. Next year's plan is an Alaskan cruise, and also renting a car and seeing Washington and Oregon. I'm unsure what other states they've missed, except Hawaii....She got the idea from me, since we took both our children to all but Ohio and Alaska when they were still vacationing with us. Her family has also been on a cruise, which we didn't do with our kids.
As for our summer plans....we are very busy working on getting our house ready to sell....then, we'll move into Mom's old house(ours now), and sell it and move to Florida. Very, very hopeful for a FedEx buyout announcement the end of September.....probably to begin first of the year. Cruise plan is July15 for our free Pinnacle cruise on Harmony. Possible other short weekend trip in August to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.