We hit the road back to Nashville on Sunday the 4th. We dropped out rental car off and FINALLY headed to the center of everything. We weren’t able to check into our hotel early but they luckily held our luggage for us. I’d heard from several POLP friends that most of them were at Panera having lunch, so we headed over. I was so excited to finally be able to meet so many of the friends that I have come to love so dearly.
Caty and Tonya
The three of us
That night we planned a dinner get together which turned out to be an awesome time! We had close to 50 or so join us at the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. It was so much fun being able to sit at the table with them and talk and laugh, rather than look at their pictures online. All of the kiddos were so much cuter in person. I loved being able to see their personalities rather than read blog posts and such about each of them.
Caty and Nikki
The adorable Preston
Caty and Caden – sorry about the squinting eyes, the flash was so bright and after about 3 pictures, I had to stop.
Me and the quite talkative Caden.
Caty and Pres
I just love this picture so much!!
Didn’t get a picture with Jenn on this night but watch for one in another post.
From dinner we headed down to the riverfront to listen to Trace Adkins play (which didn’t happen because from where we finally found a spot, it was too far away). We met up with the Camenga and Weisser families.
The kids were super excited when some firemen came over with a helmet for them to try on.
Caty wanted to try out the car but not the helmet
Caden enjoyed the ride too!
Since we couldn’t hear Trace singing, we had about a 2 hour wait until the fireworks starts.
Here are Caty and Gracie decorating with stickers
Caty and Avery
The kids patiently waiting – they were all so good!!
Avery’s mom, Jessica, bought all the kids glow-in-the-dark necklaces. Pres and Seamus were being silly with them
Finally the fireworks started!! They were AWESOME!!!
After a long evening, we finally headed back to the hotel. We were exhausted and this was just our first day in Nashville!!