Thursday, November 20, 2014


The weekend after Thanksgiving, we drove to Nashville to visit Mommy's friend Ms. Jessica. You had met her once before when we went to Gainesville for her wedding. She and Mr. Jordan are expecting a little boy in February, and we wanted to give them some baby practice! Also, it was Jessica's 30th birthday and the Gators were playing at Vanderbilt. We figured it was a good time for a road trip, and as good a time as any for your first football game!

We left Friday morning and drove to Chattanooga. I really do love Chattanooga. I think it's such a cute town, and it's a shame that we don't spend more time there when it's only a couple of hours away. You slept through almost the entire drive. You woke up when we were lost in a very cute neighborhood on our way to find some hiking trails, but you managed to keep it together for the most part until we stopped. We got out at Ruby Falls, but decided not to actually do any of the Ruby Falls attractions because they were touristy and overpriced. Maybe next time. We went on a little nature walk for a mile or two and found some beautiful views around Lookout Mountain.

Next, we stopped for lunch on UTC's campus at this adorable little hippy sandwich shop called The Yellow Deli. You ate some yummy fruit salad, and we got back in the car.

When we got to Nashville, Ms. Jessica (or I guess I should be calling her Dr. Jessica) was still in surgery. We let ourselves into her house and got comfortable. Jess got home soon, and we all went out for Mexican food. Mr. Jordan was coaching a high school football game that night, but Jessica's sister was in town too so she joined us. Usually, you love going out to eat (especially Mexican), but you we're feeling it that night. I don't know if it was the new people or the fact that you had spent so much time in the car, but you were over it.

The next day, we took it pretty easy. We hung out at the house, spent some time catching up with our friends, and you got to take lots of naps in preparation for the game that evening. We went out to lunch at this really good place near their house, but mostly we just relaxed. That night, we put on many layers of orange and blue (it was cold!) and headed over to Vanderbilt to tailgate.

It was a pretty uneventful game. Boring, even. But you were a trooper. You ate a little...

Slept a little...

And even watched a little of the action!

The Gators won, and we headed back to Jessica and Jordan's house to go to bed. The next day, we hit the road pretty early. We had planned on stopping in Chattanooga again, but unfortunately, there was a HUGE accident blocking the interstate. Mommy skipped breakfast and had already nursed you three times, so things were looking pretty bleak. I was past the point of hangry and was seeing spots. After about six hours, we decided to take the next possible exit and just find any food we could. Fortunately, it was a nice day and we were happy to take our time once we got some food in our bellies.

Once we got back into the Atlanta area, we picked up Chelsea from Auntie Sara's house and FINALLY headed home. You were so glad to be out of your carseat by then!

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