Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Salon: Vacation 2016

We've been gone the past week on vacation which was both busy and fun.  



Since a picture's worth a thousand words, I'm sharing vacation pictures of the highlights of our trip.



We started out in St. Louis, Missouri, taking a trip to the top of the Arch




Next up: City Museum in St. Louis, a hot 1.2 mile walk in 95 degree weather from our hotel.




And if we weren't hot enough already, we had seats facing the sun at a Cardinals game that evening.




Anheuser-Busch Tour on Tuesday morning:




After time on the road, we met up with our friends in the house we rented together in Nashville.  Their four kids and our three picked up right where they left off last summer in North Carolina, with board games.




Breakfast the next morning at Pancake Pantry was definitely worth waking up early for.




When in Nashville.... our visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame. There isn't a country music fan in the bunch of us, but we do know more country music than we thought....

with Taylor Swift's outfits






A stop at the Parthenon and a game of Ultimate Frisbee



Ann Patchett's book store, Parnassus, where we spent part of an afternoon.




Andrew Jackson's house The Hermitage. All the kids are listening to the audio tour and trying to keep cool





Ice cream at Jeni's....I wish we had one close to us.




Reese Witherspoon's store, Draper James.  Sarah and I made quick trip while the kids were swimming with the husbands




And there was even time to relax for a while




Our last night in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry.




We spent much of yesterday in the van driving home (I got in some quality reading time), and tomorrow it is back to reality.

We're already planning on meeting up next summer for a vacation.  We had a great week with lots of memories being made.

2 comments:

Anne Bennett said...

What a fun and rewarding vacation. Welcome home.

Ti said...

Sounds like a great trip. We were not able to take a family vacation this year (again). The hub just cannot take time off and it's a real drag.