While we were awake by 6am we took our time eating breakfast and let the kids run around a little and got on the road about 9am. We were into Tennessee right away and decided to stop in Nashville and see Opryland. We actually intended to see Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry but Siri navigated us to Opryland, home of the ginormous new Grand Ole Opry facility, resort, and of course, in true American fashion, gigantic mall.
We made it to our hotel - we're staying at an extended stay place so we have one bedroom, a pull out sofa, and a little kitchen. I'll try to get pictures tomorrow! They happened to give us a handicap accessible room, I think it was because it was what was clean and ready when we checked in, but it didn't have a bathtub and Ben isn't really keen on showers so we asked if there was any possibility we could change rooms. We could but we'd have to wait at least an hour. So we could stay in our current room and "maintain" it. Yeah, sure buddy. You try "maintaining" a hotel room with 3 year old twinadoes. So we went to Wendy's and Wal-Mart. We stocked up on groceries and all the other random things you never knew you needed until you went to Wal-Mart.
When we got back to the hotel our new room was ready. But it was in a different building. And on the third floor. So we had to carry all the groceries upstairs (note: there's an elevator but it's slow and I'm impatient) and then I had to go across the parking lot to the building we started in, get all our belongings, which were thankfully on a cart, and take them downstairs, through the office, outside, across the parking lot, inside the new building, up to the third floor (in the elevator) and unpack in our new room. Phew. That was my work out for the day. We had to turn on the air conditioning because it was hot. No joke.
Everyone got baths tonight and we are ready and excited to start therapy tomorrow and see what this is all about!
Other random thoughts:
Why is the speed limit in Tennessee 24 MPH?
How is it January and these flowers are still so green?! And why do I still live in Iowa?!