August saw us traveling a little, listening to a
little live music and comedy...you know, the usual.
Tuesday, August 2 - We saw one of favorite performers, LP, tonight as an opener at The Ryman for Bryan Ferry. We didn't stay for the main show because we saw (and heard) all we wanted to with THAT VOICE in THAT PLACE! We had a tasty dinner before at the new Lula Cafe that is now part of recent expansion at The Ryman.
August 5-7: We took a break from the new pool for a long weekend road trip back down to North Georgia and the quaint little town of Blue Ridge where we rented a cabin on the Toccoa River for some tubing and relaxing. Thanks to our friends Wayne, Charlie and Wendy for going with us.
Friday, August 5 - We got to our awesome rental cabin (Homeaway.com # 250292) on the Toccoa River this afternoon just in time for a quick float downriver (which is actually flowing north). Afterwards we had a wonderful dinner at Chester Brunnemeyer's Bar and Grill in downtown Blue Ridge...best wings on the planet! Thanks to Wayne for taking the picture.
|photo courtesy of Onlyinourstate.com|
Thursday, August 11 - We had great seats tonight to see one of our favorite comedians, Jim Gaffigan as he brought his "Fully Dressed" tour to TheBridge-stone
Arena. We also had access to unlimited (delicious) food and (adult) beverages at the Lexus Lounge inside the arena before and after the show. Jim and his opener, Ted Alexandro, were hilarious as expected.
Wednesday, August 17 - An "old friend" was back in town tonight in the form of Scott Miller who did an acoustic show at a tiny East Nashville venue known as The 5 Spot. Besides being an early show and on a weeknight night, the place was pretty packed. We haven't seen Scott play in several years and it was good to catch him again live and see and hear that he as good as ever. This was our first time in this venue and it's a dandy with good sight lines and great acoustics. We hope to be back soon.