I didn't want to like Nashville. I had no intention of really enjoying myself this week. I knew it would be hot and muggy. There definitely would be too much country music around town. Dave would be busy much of the week and there's not much to do alone that interested me. I was just feeling crabby about this trip in general. I finally had to stop and analyze why I was feeling this way. I usually like getting out of town, especially away from the 100+ degree weather. I think it just comes down to the fact that our life and our home and our business is so stressful this summer, I guess I just didn't have any leftover energy to be loving or supportive to anyone else's projects, programs, hobbies or schedules. I just wanted to stay home and get our house back in order. Unfortunately, our airline tickets and program tickets were purchased months ago so I guess I was locked in to this travel week. (btw - if this were a women's music convention, would there be this many husbands going along on the trip? Would they be forming a support club and wearing matching shirts? I think not. hmmm . . . topic for another day.)
Anyway, once we got here and I spent a couple of days recovering from sleep deprivation, I realized I really could enjoy a week in good ol' Tennessee. It's green everywhere. Really . . . everywhere. Who knew that it could be green and lush in the middle of the summer. I am a little too accustomed to the hot July desert scenario. Dave had an all afternoon rehearsal so I took the car and went exploring. It's definitely pretty around here. Wednesday morning we went to visit a nearby cave - "The Lost River Cave". The brochure was beautiful. The area was beautiful. The river exploration in the lost cave (or was it the river that was lost?) was pathetic. It would have been cool for a $5.00 admission price. It was not as cool for a $15 admission. Oh well, you win some and you lose some. However, the walk around the area was gorgeous. Tomorrow I'll spend most of the day watching the competition. Dave has to be in dress rehearsals most of the day so I have to go see what groups they are up against.