Saturday, August 26 - We were invited to a pay-per-view fight party tonight by our friends, Wendy and Charly. We aren't much into boxing or MMA, but this much-ballyhooed match between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor made for a great event to grill out and toss back a few. We were only two of a few who thought Mayweather would not succumb to an upset and Ashlee even guessed the 10th round as to when "Money" Mayweather would cash in which he did with a TKO of McGregor, who did pretty well in his first professional boxing match vs. an undefeated champion of the sport.
Tuesday, August 29 - We took advantage of $5 Movie Night at our local Roxy Movie Theaters which is all recliners now by the way (hooray!!) so Ashlee could FINALLY see Wonder Woman (second showing for me). She loved it as did I again.
Friday, September 1 - Well, we had Live on the Green backstage VIP tickets again to see Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and Sheryl Crow tonight. Unfortunately, it got rained out due to Hurricane Harvey. It was rescheduled for Sunday, but we will be in Boston. Too bad, but at least we are getting a refund.
Saturday, September 2 - We took off today for a long holiday weekend trip up to Boston, a city we have both been to together for a brief period several years ago (pre-blog) and have always wanted to come back to and spend more time in. I had some flight credit on JetBlue Airlines to use, so we cheated on our usual Southwest carrier and we have to say it was a pretty good little tryst. While you don't get to check any free bags, you did get a comfy assigned coach seat, free drinks and snacks, fast and free internet and free TV. We may have to use these guys again!
|It was a beautiful day when we flew into Beantown.|
Ashlee's co-worker and former boss, Michelle, and her boyfriend, Adam, live just outside Boston and offered to pick us up today for some lunch in the North End and a tour on the famous DUCKS this afternoon.
|We had a lot of laughs and a good lunch at the Florentine Cafe in the North End. Don't ask what Ashlee is doing here...|
|It was a perfect morning for sailing in the Boston Harbor. We were only two of five guests aboard the beautiful old Liberty Star schooner for an hour and half sail. What a great way to end our stay!|
|After passing by the sign for it hundreds of times, we finally made our back into Cascade Hollow near Tullahoma for a visit to the George Dickel Distillery. We had an interesting tour and a good tasting of four of their productions.|
|We also made a quick stop to a place we haven't been to together in quite a while, beautiful Signal Point Park on Signal Mountain in Chattanooga. Sunset was just starting when we arrived for the awesome view of the Tennessee River below.|