On our extended road trip we’ve visited family in Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana. Our next stop was Nashville, Tennessee.
We arrived at the home of daughter Tonya and son-in-law Danny in Franklin, TN. Backing up the long driveway was an impressive feat but not a challenge for my hubby. The sides of Thor took a beating from the low branches along the shaded path but that was a story for the insurance company.
We enjoyed a visit to Lynchburg and toured Jack Daniels Distillery. It might be a dry county but they allow samples on the campus. If you are ever in the area, we highly recommended the time to tour.
Of course a bonus the visiting the Willis Fam in Franklin means getting to hang out with this gorgeous lovely – our granddaughter Mikayla. She (is) going to be a senior this school year and planning her future.
And we may have enjoyed some relaxation in their newly refurbished backyard, including pool, grotto, hot tub and pavilion. Their backyard was a project for the DIY channel Pool Kings.
From Tennessee we had planned to stay in Arkansas with some friends, but headed straight on through the Texas. Our travels were getting the best of us and we were ready to spend an extra day parked in one spot, catching up on some house work, some laundry and some homework.
We parked outside of Dallas, near Royse City, close to dear family friends Lew & Donna Flitcraft AND grandson Kalen in Commerce, where he attends Texas A&M. We enjoyed dinner out with the Flitcraft family (and sadly we have no photos to share) and then were able to have a visit with Kalen as well.
It was hot and humid in Texas but that’s the norm. The park was in the country and had a rural feel. We would go back for another visit.
We were looking ahead for our trip home. We’d planned a couple additional stops but there was a hot weather front coming across and we decided to make our trip back to Idaho more direct.