"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Weekend of Firsts

Just a quick blurb about a couple of fun "first-time" activities we had this past weekend. Saturday, May 30 - We joined the Nashville Wine Enthusiasts Meet-Up Group for a first-time visit to Sumner Crest Winery in nearby Portland, TN. We took a chartered bus there with our same driver, Alfred, as we had last year to Beechhaven Winery's Jazz on the Lawn in Clarksville. A merry time was had by all and the folks at Sumner Crest could not have been nicer (excellent blackberry and blueberry wines made from all berries and no extracts). The theme was a beach luau and the band cranked out great tunes all night from Jimmy Buffett to Bob Marley. The evening concluded with some of the die-hards (us included, of course) stopping by the Waffle House for a late-night snack after we returned to Nashville. Sunday, May 31 - We FINALLY got our new kayaks that we bought each other for Christmas out on the water for the first time. We were both tired from our recent travels and late night wine excursion the night before, but the weather was just too beautiful not to enjoy a paddle. We were joined by our friends, Nate and Suzanne, who were also on the previous day's wine trip. We put in at Long Hunter State Park and spent several hours paddling around one of the larger islands in Percy Priest Lake. We had to dodge a few of the many, many motorboats on the water, but overall everything went smoothly and our new (rather cheap) Potomac kayaks actually seem to be pretty good little watercrafts. We are looking forward to taking them out again as soon as possible.

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