NASHVILLE HERE WE COME!!
On Thursday April 19 we headed out to Nashville for a long weekend. Our original plan was just to go down on Friday night and return on Sunday. We had purchased tickets to see the Broadway production of WICKED at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center back in January. Somewhere along the way we decided to make a longer weekend of it and see some of Nashville.
The nearly 4 hour drive from our home to Nashville was pretty uneventful. The sunset however was unbelievable beautiful… the sky was lite up with an array of color and just a small dusting of clouds.
The inside of our truck is a large range of activity when we drive from point A to point B. Normally it is the same things every time, the order is just different. We talk about how excited we are, everything we plan to do on the trip,etc. We play “old school” music, which is from our high school days, and then current music the girls listen too. This always leads to the discussion of which was better (ours of course). Then the girls and I nap, poor Chris just drives. Then about 10 minutes before we arrive at our destination we go into setup assignment mode. Who will do what when we arrive.
Our normal setup is Chris running the outside setup with Madison, Myself doing the inside, Hannah going back and forth assisting where needed. This normally goes off with out a problem. We we do short trips like this we are usually arriving later and setting up late. I would rather setup in daylight but sometimes it can’t be helped.
We arrived at Safe Harbor RV Resort around 9. For the first night we were only hooking up electric and putting our stabilizers down because we would be moving to another site the next day for the remainder of the weekend. I had waited too long to add the extra night and we ended up with a split stay. (Lesson learned.)
Everything was going good… Then it wasn’t.
Hannah and Chris are outside getting the electrical box out of the storage unit. Chris opens the storage compartment door and tries to latch it in the clips. Hannah bends down to get the electric cord out of the box and the storage door falls hitting her in the face. This could have been much worse and we were thankful her injuries were minor. She had a small cut near her eye and her cheek was red. Had she been just a little further to the right, I have no doubt she might have lost her eye.
Another blessing was when we first started camping, Chris had cut his finger the first trip out and we had no band aids. Which made my Mama Bear mode kick in and think we really need a first aid kit. A first aid kit was on none of the list of must haves we had received from seasoned campers. So when this happened I was prepared. Before I became an Accountant I worked in a hospital for many years. Even though I was not involved in direct patient care, I was required to have CPR and First Aid training… both of which have came in handy over the years. ( EVERYONE needs to have this training & a first aid kit.)
Using our first aid kit we iced her face, cleaned up the cut and got her butterfly stitched. Poor thing was miserable and Papa was nearly sick blaming himself. Hannah was a trooper, she is such a strong girl. She cried very little and let me clean her up with out a fight.
After we all calmed down we managed to finish getting everything setup and get into bed.
Hannah woke up the next morning, swelling and redness gone. She still a small bruise of her brow bone and still had the cut of course. She was in good spirits and ready to see Nashville. I think our view helped her.
Stay tuned for Day 2 – Our new spot & The Loveless Cafe.
Also read my recent post about first aid kits by clicking …. HERE !