The impressive crowd was announced at nearly 18,000 - a near sell-out for a game that didn't mean anything really and with temps in the mid-30's. Nice job, Chattanooga!
|(EDITOR'S NOTE: This two teams met up again later in the year in late July for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship with the U.S. squeaking out another close victory by a 2-1 margin!)|
Tuesday, 2/7 - We continued our Oscars research tonight with a viewing of Lion at our nearby Providence Theaters. It is a fantastic film and Dev Patel certainly does deserve an the hardware for his supporting-actor performance. We had dinner before at the always-tasty Red Robin.
Tuesday, 2/14 - We decided that instead of dropping a C-note for a fancy dinner in Nashville on Valentine's Day (sorry, Rolf and Daughters) that we would spend some of that said-money on another addition to our pool. Say hello to Mr. Narwhal! Yes, we have a giant-pool-float addiction! We admit it!
I also stayed local with a couple of other gifts for Ashlee including chocolate-covered strawberries from Lana's Drizzled Desserts over in Mt. Juliet, and some beautiful orange and yellow tulips from Henderson's Flower Shop here in Lebanon. Ashlee, in return, got me a cool ice-cream cake that looked like a giant Sweetheart candy (which I love) from our local Baskin-Robbins. Dinner consisted of one of our go-to staples: party pizzas!! Now that's a Valentine's worth remembering!
Friday, 2/17 - We headed to Nashville tonight to see St. Paul and the Broken Bones at The Ryman for their second of two SOLD OUT shows. The opener was Ruby Amanfu and she was pretty good. We had dinner before at the amazing Monell's at The Manor. St. Paul and the boys from Bama were outstanding including a very unique "under the rug" rendition of "Broken Bones and Pocket Change" (photo below).
Saturday, 2/18 - Monday 2/20: We had a great long-weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio. So great, in fact, that it gets it's own separate page (see next blog entry).