Thursday, March 21, 2013

Winding Down For The Weekend

We've had a very busy week but now we're winding down for a weekend off.

We'll be in Louisville for the biggest truck show in the country - the
Mid-America Trucking Show - where we'll mingle among the thousands who descend upon Derby City to look at the newest and most fabulous goings on in the industry.  Ed is in the market for a new trailer and we've been talking (just talking) about getting a new truck, so we'll see what's out there and check out the newest big sleepers from ARI. 

We'll also be meeting with the editor of
The Long Haul Magazine, where we've recently contributed two columns.  She's flown in from Portland, Oregon to rub elbows with the very industry she's creating a new magazine for.  I'm thinking she's going to walk away very wide-eyed and maybe even wonder what the hell she's gotten herself into!

Dinner with friends wraps up the evening, and it's the part I'm looking most forward to.  We always seem to find some really great places, so I can't wait to see where we'll be going. 

And to wrap up the weekend, we'll be heading to Nashville to spend more time tooling around looking at property, more quality time with my best friend, and if all goes well, we'll be making a stop at the
American Pickers new store in Marathon Village.

Can you imagine topping off the weekend by running into Mike or Frank?!  I'd die.

And then I'd feel obligated to buy something.

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Towering Peach
2011: Trucks, Friends, Life On The Road, And A New Throne For My Queen Sized Ass
2010: Changing It Up
2009: They Gots Lots Of Soul
2008: Eddie Calculates Everything Friday
2007: Working On It
2006: The Bird On The Hill
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


Gary Goulette said...

I lived in Nashville for a VERY brief period before I discovered trucking. I used to have a preconceived notion of what it was all about ( Country music, etc.). Boy, was I wrong ! The east end, the west end, downtown, all VERY cool and increasingly eclectic.

Had the good fortune of stopping at the TA downtown the other night. I included a walk down Broadway to my shower, laundry, etc. It was about 1:30 am, with the tourist crowd doing their thing, but what fun ! Keep us updated on your house search, it will be fun to see where You land !


The Daily Rant said...

GARY: I felt the same way about Nashville with all the country music stuff, just like you, but when I first came here, was so pleasantly surprised!

My best friend of 23 years lives east of the city, but I lived in an apartment in Nashville for a short time and even worked for Warner Bros. Records which was steeped in such music history. I was actually temping for Jim Ed Norman (Google him), who was the President of the label at the time, heard the demo tape for Big & Rich before they came out as that duo, and even got to talk to Kenny Rogers, Jr. once when he called to talk to Jim Ed!!

It is cool and eclectic and has so much going for it - great restaurants, music venues, universities, hospitals, etc.

Isn't the T/A a lot nicer after their renovation? We got there every once in a while, but when we stop to see my friend, we park near her house and tool around that part of town.

I can't wait to see where I land! :)

Thanks for the comment and please keep coming back!