Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Day 26: Nashville, TN

You know, we've been lucky to stay in some pretty cool towns thus far. Nashville was not a disappointment. We'd been here before, but it's always a nice town to get to pass through.

We got to stay with our friends Sarah (Emerson) and Tres Sasser. What wonderful people. Really.

They seem to be at a place where they are trying to move in new directions, seek alternative paths in life. They are in the process of selling their 4200 sq. ft. house to move into something smaller. Downsizing. Living free-er. Perhaps getting rid of their gas-guzzling SUV as Tres likes to quote. Travel the world, perhaps live abroad, etc.

What an inspiration.

Got the new Sufjan Stevens disc. The second track is entitled THE BLACK HAWK WAR, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, "I have fought the Big Knives and will continue to fight them until they are off our lands!" Brilliant!

Today we will visit with Ayame and the kids, then be off to Great Smokey National Park. Found a cool 8-mile hike in Backpacker last month that we want to check out. Sweet.

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