Visit with Sarah Baker and John French in Nashville, TN - NM&AZ 2011
 
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Will and Sarah at the Parthenon
After a 6-hour drive we arrived in Nashville to dark storm clouds and some impressive flashes of lightning.  A quick downpour followed the lightning, which was the first rain we had seen in 6 ½ weeks.

After some quick photo ops at the local sports stadiums for Will we arrive at Sarah and John’s home (Marsha’s niece and her fiancé) a bit before our expected 4pm arrival time.   They are renting a very cute, well maintained and updated two-bedroom ranch in a nice neighborhood.  

Since the Boston Bruins were scheduled to play in the Stanley Cup Championship game at 7pm (Nashville time) we went out for an early dinner.  John was able to join us before his 6pm to 6am shift at the hospital.   They really do work interns hard.  

While driving to the restaurant it started to rain heavily and then to everyone’s surprise we experienced a mid-June hailstorm.   After some discussion about the proper way to describe the size of the hail we settled on Peanut M&Ms sized. 

The sky cleared by the time we arrived at the restaurant.   Sarah’s favorite the “Smiling Elephant”.   We had a great Thai dinner and John left for work.   We proceeded to Las Paletas, a Nashville Institution for Gourmet Popsicles.   It was quite yummy and the flavors are very unusual flavors.   I had the chocolate with peppers (hot that is).   

Sarah then took us to the Nashville Parthenon.   This copy of the Greek temple was originally built for the 1897 Nashville centennial celebration.   We made it back to her house in time for the game. While Harry and Will watched the game Sarah and I talked about their wedding plans and had a nice chat.




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