Monday, August 17, 2009

Just For You

This is a card I made a while back but never got around to posting it. The DP is retired, it was from the Baja Blue papers from the catalog. The stamp is is Branch Out which is current and I like that you can make your tree fit any season simply by using seasonal colors. We are on the wind down side of summer with school starting tomorrow but the days have been perfect here, not too hot with lots of puffy clouds to enjoy.

We decided sort of spur of the moment on Friday to take another short trip before the girls head back to school so we went to Nashville, TN. We stayed at the Opryland Hotel. If you have never been there, I highly recommend it. It is a bit pricey but well worth it. The rooms have a balcony that open out to an enclosed dome which is climate controlled. This was the view from our balcony. We left our balcony doors open at night to the sound of the water rushing over this falls which was so relaxing.

Every where you look is lush greenery, ponds, fountains, and even a river that you can take a short boat ride on. The restaurants were wonderful and they have shows at the Ryman Auditorium or the Grand Old Opry, we didn't go to any of the shows because we didn't think the girls would enjoy them. They offer a shuttle service to about anywhere in Nashville, we took it to Opry Mills and did some shopping and of course the Rain Forest Cafe and the Aquarium Restaurant are a must if you have children.

This is a picture of some of the walkways throughtout which offer spectacular views of the fountains and ponds on the level below. We are going back, for sure in winter when we will appreciate all the tropical flowers they have growing. My husband's sister lives 15 minutes from Opryland so we got to visit with her and go to church with her on Sunday. Now, it is time to get back to business, so I should be posting more regularly.

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