Being that I’d been in slow recovery from my recent twirl down, resulting in a broken toe and concussion, it’d been a bit since I partook in any evening activities. This weekend called for a celebration of Bird Lady’s birthday and she chose to spend it at the fabulous Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
First Mate and yours truly arrived early to make sure the room approved our standards (I use the term “our” loosely as I used to be in a band and my standards are way lower than hers) – and did it ever. Except we didn’t find the refrigerator until just before checking out the next morning. It looked like it was a cupboard under the desk. How were we to know? So we ended up putting the ice maker to good use.
We were also beyond excited about our balcony, overlooking the Garden Conservatory where we could
judge people watch and sip our vino awaiting Bird’s arrival.
Being that I’ve recovered from my recent concussion (which I confusingly refer to as my coma – so if you hear me say that, just roll with this blonde brained lady), it seemed like a fabulous idea to hang off the side of the balcony.
Upon Bird Lady’s arrival, the celebration commenced.
What’s a party without crowns?
Sushi was the choice of supper and for once, we asked someone else to take our photo. I mean, my arm does get tired when I have to take 1,978 selfies of us in order to get one approved by everybody.
We then again asked for photo assistance while we played with horses and guitars.
Walking around the botanical garden-like wings of Opryland can be really pretty. Especially if you like fake flowers that are lit in your fave color, fuchsia – because that’s what was on display. And I not-so-quietly lost my fucking mind.
Naturally, I had to get off the damn path and deflower the beautiful mesh sculpture for a photo-op.
I was even able to coerce First Mate into joining in on the fun – although she is a classier woman than moi, so we posed in front of her favorite, rather than in the piece.
After I threw a fit that this enormous hotel had no gluten free pizza, we headed back up to the room to polish off snacks.
While I used to be the all-nighter, my sleepiness gets the best of me these days and I was the first to fall into bed.
I spent a Sunday in my three of my favorite places…
I’m sure you are all keeping track just as closely as I am but as a reminder, my Iowa Hawkeyes start their football season in FOUR days.
See you on Saturday for touchdown shots!