Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday's Fave Five - August 14, 2009

Happy Friday, everyone! Time to join the gang over at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story and share my Friday's Fave Five, a reflection on the highlights of my week.

1. Right after posting last week's FFF, my hubby and I joined our friends on a trip to Nashville, TN. I really enjoy doing things with this group of friends -- most of them are also my students in my Sunday School class.

4 of the 12 traveler's are missing in this picture taken at the Welcome Center, Paducah, Kentucky.
Time spent with friends: priceless!

2. Of course, one of the highlights of getting out of town for a few days is the joy of eating out! We visited Cracker Barrel at least 3 times, Shoney's, and the highlight - Cock of the Walk Catfish Restaurant in Nashville. Talk about delicious! After eating fish, we gathered in the lobby to take silly pictures of everyone in the giant rocking chair:
What's Virgil done to make Mary suck her thumb?

3. Then it was on to the Grand Ole Opry! I took pictures of everyone, but decided that I need a new camera with a better zoom! I'll share a few with you:
Little Jimmy Dickens
(You'd be surprised how many younger women dug out their cameras and came up to the stage to get his picture!)

Darrell Worley

Mark Wills

Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius
(Mom always liked him!)

Connie Smith
(Sorry, it's a little blurry. She never would turn and face my direction!)

And the star of the evening: Charlie Pride.

The best part? We had front row seats!

4. Next day, our group headed to Opry Mills Mall. I had a great time going to stores that are not at home: Bed, Bath and Beyond and Kirklands. I love stores that feature home furnishings! I bought some cereal bowls at BB&B but then I had to lug them through the whole mall. I didn't love that part so much ...

5. Then we went over to visit Trinity City, TBN's broadcast studio in Nashville. The studio is located on the former estate of Conway Twitty. We took a tour of his home. It was very beautiful. My camera battery chose to die then, but I did get a few shots of the inside.

Here is his dining room:

And here is his office:

I love taking tours of fancy houses!

And a bonus favorite: getting back home! Aah... It's good to be home!

So, how did your week go? Share your week and link up at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story.


Wendy said...

It sounds like your trip was so much fun, Jerri! I have always wanted to eat at Cracker Barrel, it intrigues me, but being in California I'm not likely to come across one anytime soon. :)

Marg said...

Well you obviously enjoyed your trip..I've never eaten there. I'm going across the line next week...I'll check it out.
So it looks like you teach adults.
That's my favorite group.

Lisa notes... said...

What a fun trip. I remember my daddy playing Charlie Pride records when I was a young girl as we were getting ready for church. Glad you had a great time!

ellen b. said...

Sounds like such a fun trip. It's great that so many of you could and would travel together :0)
I agree it's always good to come back home. Blessings on your weekend...

Hazel said...

You had such great fun it was also fun to read your faves.

We don't have that many stores here that feature home furnishings. I spend hours in one of the few that we have, admiring individual items for sale. My favorite is the garden supply section :) A great weekend to you!

Karyn said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful trip - what a blessing that you have so many good friends to share the experience with.

I would LOVE to go to the Grand Ole Oprey! Lucky you!

Barbara H. said...

We just went through Nashville on our way back to SC from OK -- but didn't really stop. Last night was the first time I cooked in 9 days -- I love that about being out of town, too, the eating out. :-)

We used to have a Kirkland's but it closed -- I miss it!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Brenda said...

Sounds like a great trip! And its always nice to be home. As much as I enjoy traveling, I love getting home too :)

hip chick said...

It looks like you had a great trip. I haven't thought of Charlie Pride in quite a long time. Great faves.

Susanne said...

Looks like so much fun! I laughed at you lugging the bowls across the mall. That sounds just like something I would do.

I've never eaten at a Cracker Barrel but I've heard so many people rave about them.

Kari said...

Oh looks like you had a great time with your friends. Those are some interesting names for restaurants but I'm sure the food must have been great!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Looks like a great trip.

Cracker Barrel is always a travel fav of mine. It is such a comfort to know that no matter where you go you can always count on the ol' CB>


Jientje said...

Front row seats BEATS a better zoom! Enjoy your weekend, and have another great week!

LISA said...

We saw Little Jimmy Dickens when we went to the Opry! Isn't he funny. And Connie Smith too. We saw them in the Ryman last Nov. and sat in last row seats. Glad your trip was fun and safe.