Nashville

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

As many folks know, Nashville was devastated by floods last weekend.  Being as this is my hometown and I have family that is still there, it has been heartbreaking to see it on the news, and hear my family and friends discuss all that has been lost.  Thankfully, my folks (fam and friends) werent too badly hit, but the damage is everywhere.  Hotels and landmarks underwater, countless homeless, 20+ dead.  For an area that isnt by the ocean, this is huge.  And heartbreaking.  (Want to help?  There's a Red Cross donate link to the upper right of my blog).

Well, we had plans to visit at the end of the month.  A housesitter is in place (thanks Dad!), stuff is ready, and we are preparing what we'll need for the babies.  At first, our timeshare said that they would be open after the 16th.  Then we got the bad news that they are going to be closed until the end of June because the damage was worse than they had initially thought.  They rebooked us: TWO HOURS AWAY.

Really?  2 hours?  That's the closest possible thing???

So, today I was online and finally found something, 20 minutes from my mom.  We'll have to pay for it (although it will be the same cost as our gas commuting 2 hours each way, so really, it's a bargain when you consider that we would have been in the car for 4 hours a day).  It looks like a nice place, so hopefully it will turn out to be.  All we really need is cleanliness, a small fridge for formula, hot water for bottle washing, and A/C.  On-site laundry would be nice, but I can go to a laundry mat if I need to (since I'll need to make sure the kids have clean clothes!).  But, best news, it's so close to family!!  Woo Hoo!

I miss my mom and grandmother SO much, not to mention the dear friends that I have there.  I cannot wait to see everyone.

And... Speaking of seeing everyone... Are YOU close to Nashville?  If so, we'd love to hook up for a bloggy lunch!  We'll be leaving on Sunday, June 6th, and will be having lunch at my favorite deli, Noshville's, in midtown.

Let's say... 1pm.  I've had a couple of FB requests to get together!  Be there and bring your fam or be square!  (On that note, email me to let me know if you do think you'll come, so that I can get a large enough seating if need be!)

5 comments:

Rachell said...

Yes, yes!! There will be 3 of us! I sent you an email. Sending safe travel prayers to y'all!

Jessica said...

Michele, I am so glad that your family and friends weren't hurt badly on this *hugs* I wish I lived closer to Nashville...would love a bloggy lunch. :)

Just Breathe said...

I'm glad your family is doing okay.
Sorry about your first booking but at least you were able to find something closer. Have a wonderful time, wish I lived nearby!

AKD said...

Sending my prayers and love for your family in the area, and am just so glad that they're okay.

Catherine W said...

I'm so sad to hear that your hometown and family have experienced these terrible floods.

I'm glad you found something closer to your mom. As you say, compared to spending four hours a day in the car, it will be a good investment.

Wish, wish, wish I was close to Nashville! xo