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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thanks Nashville for the Memories!!

We had an absolutely fabulous time on our trip to Tennessee!!  We did so much during the week, that I thought that I'd split up the posts.  Make sure to check them all out!  Yes there are 12 separate posts but I didn't want to bombard everyone with my massive amount of pictures in one post. 
Part 1 - Fun with the Phillips
Part 2 - Relaxing at Tellico Lake
Part 3 -Celebrating our Red, White and Blue!
Part 4 - Checking out the Kids Room
Part 5 - Friends!
Part 6 - Happy 5th Birthday Seamus!
Part 7 - Fun Times with Kim and Preston
Part 8 - Grand Ole Opry
Part 9 - Exploring Science
Part 10 -Family Night
Part 11 - Country Style
Part 12 - Famous People

Tennessee – Part 12 – Famous People

To quote a Brad Paisley song - “Famous People” -
I can't wait to get back home and tell all my buddies
That I met one of the most famous people in the country
OK – so we actually met 3 of them.
We got a chance to chat with Amy Roloff, from Little People Big World,  on the 4th of July
Unfortunately we never ran into her again, as I would have loved to get a picture of her and Caty
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We did, however, run into Matt Roloff
As well as Marty Klebba – who’s an actor and best known for appearing in the Pirates of the Caribbean.  He was such an nice guy – chatted with us for a few minutes.  He asked where we were from and when I said “California” he replied “that’s funny I’ve never seen you guys at an event before.”  When I told him that we lived in the Sacramento area he said “well, that would be why.” 

Tennessee – Part 11 – Country Style!!

How you like my new glasses?
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Trying on her first cowgirl hat!
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Love my CMT!!
Thursday July 8th was Michelle’s birthday so we took her out to dinner at the Wildhorse Saloon.  I invited Melissa and her boys to join us as a surprise!  The kids had a blast!  We sat right next to the dance floor and Caty sure loves dancing, just like her mommy does!
Caty and Josh tearing up the dance floor!
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We even got to listen to some live music – this is a local musician – Matt Ramsey
Doing to country swing
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Next came Line Dancing Lessons – too bad we were on the way out – next time!
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After dinner we headed over to the Music City Walk of Fame
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We then walked up one of the bridges that crosses the Cumberland River, which is the river that flooded back in May
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Me and my Caty
With Michelle and David
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LP Field where the Tennessee Titan play
Downtown Nashville
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The Renaissance Marriot – where the convention took place
Yeehaw Y’ALL!!!
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Tennessee – Part 10 – Family Night

Wednesday night we attended Family Night. 
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The show started with cloggers and they invited the kids onto the stage for a lesson.
Caty trying out the steps
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This is FUN!!
Next were some jugglers, which were awesome, but it dragged on and on……
Here’s Ethan, Seamus and Grace checking things out
The kids eventually got bored and the four of them ended up on the dance floor behind the kids sitting watching the jugglers. 
Next came a hypnotist – which is always fun to watch, but again, it went on FOREVER!!!
So Caty, Ethan and Grace took over the floor again with some dancing. 
I love this next picture – I was too far away to hear but could read Ethan’s lips – he said “hold on girls, let me go get Seamus!”  And off he ran….
He came back empty handed so lucky Ethan had two girls to himself
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I just love them!!
Me and the ADORABLE  Ethan!!
FINALLY the show was over and we had to say goodbye to the Camenga and Weisser families!  Oh how I wish that we lived close to them!!  Miss you guys so much!!