Big Al’s Road Trip Report

After a good night’s sleep, we woke to coffee, breakfast tacos and fried green tomatoes on the deck. Peter and Lindsey have a backyard that is peaceful and pastoral. Great place to start the day. We headed out to the high dollar part of town, Green Hills, for some retail therapy and we were all quite successful.  Sarah was on the hunt for a Dooney and Bourke handbag in black. She nailed it on the first stop. Beauty and bonus – – ON SALE.  We stopped for a mid-morning iced coffee before moving on to more browsing on our side of town.  Of course you cannot come to Nashville without a stop at the Calypso Cafe. With our bodies refueled we finished up our shopping and headed home. Spent the afternoon reading and napping what other way should you spend a vacation. Topped off the day with Cuban cuisine courtesy of Chef Peter and a nice evening walk. GREAT DAY!!!

Left Nashville in the rain. Thank you Sarah for driving as I hate driving in the rain. We are definitely on no time schedule. On our journey down 65, we stopped for a mid-morning snack in the country and walked Matilda. Back on the road we stopped for afternoon coffee finally arriving in Chicago around 5. We are on the north side of town in a quaint area known as Lincoln Park. Our Airbnb is above a breakfast restaurant, across the street from a popular pizza spot, across the street from several neighborhood bars and a movie theatre. What more could you ask for. Tomorrow we are off on our first ChiTown adventure – – architectural boat cruise.


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