Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We decide this morning that this would be the day to visit my Dad and Faye in Nashville. We first stopped at the Marina to visit Doug and Carrie for a bit and then headed out.
I cannot believe I took the wrong road out of Gondola, but I did. There are only two roads out and I took the road going South along the Ohio River. As it turned out it was a pretty drive and went over the Ohio on a two lane green steel bridge to enter Paducah, Kentucky instead of the normal I24 bridge I always take. Stopped to move a box turtle from the middle of the road and send it own it’s way. That was the only excitement till we were about 20 miles out of Nashville.
The skies turned black and it poured. We had thunder, lightening and small hail. We had to stop under a bridge at one point because it was hard to see. Of course I left the windows for the jeep back at the motorhome so we got a little water in the very back of the jeep but not bad.
We got to Dad’s place at 4 o’clock, several hours later than I had planned. It took 5 hours to get there. We had a nice visit with Dad for about an hour and a half and then Faye came home from work and we went to their country club for dinner. Had a nice chat with both of them (forgot to take a picture).
It was 8 o’clock before we got on the road for home. It was midnight when we pulled into the drive at the cabin we are staying. Long day and long drives, but glad I was able to see my Dad. He is doing very well and is recovering from his hip replacement nicely. He only uses a cane to help him get around. Much better than the walker he had to use before surgery and for several months after. He says soon he will be taking Faye dancing again. Pretty good ambition for a 94 year old!