Archive for September 20th, 2010

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It was so nice to not set an alarm, not hop out of bed and jump in the car, not make an agenda for the day and simply wake up whenever and do nothing in particular. Love days like these, and the last two were much needed after 10 straight days on the road.

I love Tennessee and my parents’ farmhouse is a homey, warm retreat. Sunday we watched football (not a great day for the Titans or the Patriots, I’m afraid), went for a power walk, watched Crazy Heart, updated the blog (added FAQs and updated the itinerary and map) and continued my job search. So maybe I wasn’t actually doing nothing, but it wasn’t seven hours on the road each day either.

Today we got out a bit and saw more of the area. In Spencer we  visited Spencer Drug Company, the new pharmacy opened by family friends Rhonda and Mike. I wish I lived around here – I don’t know of any other pharmacy with such character (love the antique bottles lining the walls), a flat screen TV, coffee and cookies, and such a friendly pharmacist! It’s at the top of a mountain, and I took several pictures of the area as we drove back down. On the way home we visited the neighbors horses and chickens, and tonight we went to a country auction in Sparta. Luckily, there wasn’t anything I had to have, but they are always great entertainment. (I did briefly consider the police lights but think they might have been too big for the Volvo.) If you’ve never been, put it on your list!

Tomorrow it’s back in the car, but I’m not going far. Nashville, here I come…

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