Benjamin Stahl

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Day 80

Posted by Benjamin Stahl on March 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM


After a good night of sleep we got up and made some coffee and had breakfast. We then played outside with the two oldest boys while Dave and Alicia prepared for their family trip to Disney World. Eventually it was time for them to head to the airport and for us to venture over to stay with Sarah and Paul. We said our goodbyes and thanked Dave and Alicia for such amazing and generous hospitality. We then drove over to the temporary apartment that Paul, Sarah, and their kids are staying in while they wait to move into their new home. They graciously welcomed us and we got to meet their kids after they woke up from napping. It was great to see everyone and we spent a few hours visiting before Dar and I went out for the evening. Our plan for the night was to go to a famous Nashville music venue called the Bluebird Cafe. We had no idea of how big a deal this place was until we arrived about two hours before the music started, thinking we'd beat the line if there even was one. By the time we got there, there was a huge line. We were informed that we probably wouldn't get in, but that there was a small chance if we waited. We decided we would wait for a bit to see how things looked, and to see if we might get a chance to go in. Long story short, we waited the full two hours and were fortunate enough to get in. We were the last people in line that did, everyone else behind us didn't and could either wait for a later show or try another night. We fealt very lucky to get in, and in hindsight I'm so glad we got to go. The music was amazing. I had no idea of what to expect, but it was four songwriters who took turns performing their songs. What we didn't realize until we started listening is that some of these songwriters had written big time hits for country music stars like Tim McGraw, and many others. It was amazing to listen to these artists in such an intimate setting, and if I ever have the chance I would love to go again.After the music ended, we headed back to Sarah and Paul's. We arrived and found them and the kids still awake so we all hung out for a while. It was a great time, and I loved being about to catch up a lot with Paul and Sarah.

Categories: 2016 Road Trip

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