Cole firing off a few rounds
Ryan and Bruce laying down the law
This one really packed a punch!
The afternoon was spent eating, drinking, hanging curtains, vegging out, and taking cat naps. It was a very relaxing afternoon. We waited out a rain storm in order to go to the Baron's baseball game. The Birmingham Baron's were the farm club that Michael Jordan played for when he thought he was done with basketball. The game was fun, even though the Baron's lost. They had a good fireworks display after the game that highlighted the evening. What a great day.....guns, beer, hot dogs, bbq, baseball, and fireworks...you can't be more American than that! We are very thankful to be able to spend time with Ryan, Cole, Kim, Bruce, and Tina. We had a great time in Alabama!
Good lookin crowd
Cole with a ball that a Baron's player threw to him
Happy Independence Day!
Tuesday we left Birmingham and headed north towards Huntsville. We just hung out in our room that night and watched TV. A big storm rolled in that evening and rained on us most of the night. Great sleeping weather!
Wednesday we left Alabama in our rear view mirror and crossed into Tennessee. Since we were so close, we HAD to drive to Lynchburg and visit our good friend Jack Daniel. We took their free tour through the distillery. What an experience. We learned a lot about Jack himself, the distillery and surrounding area, and the process to making Tennessee whiskey. We did not receive any free samples because the distillery lies in a dry county. But, we did walk away with 2 bottles of Jack's finest!! Cheers!
Hello to the Volunteer State
Inside the Visitor's Center
Jack was only 5 ft 2 in Tall
Aimee at the Rickyard, where they burn Sugar Maple into charcoal
A barrel of charcoal, which they filter the whiskey to make it Mellow
Me and Jack
The safe that ended Jack's Life
(He kicked it, broke his toe, and eventually died from infection)
After visiting our old friend, we headed to Nashville. We arrived here last night, and haven't done much since. I think we might go downtown tonight and listen to some music. It has been raining off and on much of the day. We absolutely love the weather! We miss rain sooooo much. We are having a lazy day, just laying around, surfing the web, and catching up on phone calls and e-mails. I could get used to this!