We’ve had such a lovely time reconnecting with our friends Jeff and Esther here in South Carolina, that I thought it’d be fun to look back and see other times during our time on the road that our path’s managed to intersect. One of them was in Chattanooga back in 2007 –
Old Friends and New Friends – May 21, 2007
How does that song go?
Make new friends, but keep the old.
Some are silver and the others are gold.
Every now and again, a weekend falls into place in the most amazing way. God gave us the opportunity to get together with friends we’ve known for almost 40 years, and friends we’ve known for only a year. And to top it off, He gave us beautiful weather and beautiful places to enjoy them with.
Thursday – our day with Jeff & Esther. We spent most of the day with them, walking along the beautiful waterfront in Chattanooga, enjoying a Clumpies Ice Cream Cone, and catching up on family news. It was a beautiful day in so many ways: Chattanooga is a beautiful city and the weather was about perfect, but being able to spend time with such good friends (whom we’ve known since high school!) was truly the most beautiful part of the day. Here are some shots from the day……
Friday to Sunday – Nashville with John & Rosie.
Our “new friends” were great hosts, taking us to see many of the local sights and sounds of Nashville. Oh, and Tastes! We ate at some great restaurants (Merridee’s for breakfast and Miller’s Grocery for dinner), walked around Historic Franklin and The Carter House, did a little shopping, worshipped together at Christ Community Church on Sunday, and spent the afternoon at the Opryland Hotel complex. My goodness, that was quite a place! The entire weekend was a delight – we were once again blessed with picture perfect weather, yummy food and wonderful company.
And a couple shots of our Nashville Adventure….
The Carter House (site of a Civil War Battle)
And yes, that’s a boat ride INSIDE of the hotel…
And of course, if you’d like there are some additional shots here!
We’ve made it safely to our R&R location, but I’ll fill you in on that later! Time to hit the sack!
Realtime update – John and Rosie are now ‘old’ friends too! And we’re so very thankful for that! =)