"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.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fun & Free

We had a couple of notable excursions this past week that didn't cost us a dime (other than some gas and some concessions):
April 1, 2012
We took a nice hike in Taylorsville Hollow up in Sumner County today.
It's about a half hour from our house.  The wildflowers in this little
cove that is owned and protected by The Nature Conservancy
were in their full and gorgeous display.  The little creek running
the length of the small canyon was fairly low in terms of water level,
and the waterfall at the head of the hollow was dry.  We hope to return
sometime during wetter weather for a look at it in its full glory.
We were alone in our exploration of this beautiful  area expect for a lady
doing some landscape painting along the creek bed.
April 3, 2012
The curse is broken!!  We finally got to see a Predators win in person this season! 
Thanks to some free tickets to the Nashville Predators hockey game vs. the Minnesota Wild
from our friend, Sarah, we not only got to see a victory, but we also witnessed our first-ever overtime
shoot-out in person.    Back-up Preds goalie, Anders Lindback, turned in a whale of a game allowing
only one goal in regulation, none in overtime and then stopped three one-on-one attempts by
Minnesota during the shootout.  Recent Preds (re)acquisition, Alexander Radulov, put the Preds in
the W-column with his shoot-out goal.  They were great seats in the lower bowl.  Thanks again to
Sarah for hooking us up. (NOTE: Sarah also got us a deal on some good club-level seats at a low
price for the final regular season game on Thursday, April 5 vs. the Dallas Stars.  It was another
2-0 win for the Preds and revenge for an earlier loss to them back in January that we attended. 
Thanks to our long-time friend, Wayne, for going with us to the game, and thanks to The
BridgstoneArena for providing the delicious mac-n-cheese with buffalo chicken.  Yummm!!

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