July 8, 2017
Our last day! Pretty much a big blast across Tennessee. We woke up and had a quick breakfast, then packed the car and were on our way. The trees got taller, the air more humid, and we passed through Nashville around lunch. We couldn’t agree on where to stop for lunch (Lynne and I voted for the downtown farmer’s market that our good friend Melissa suggested), so we we headed east of town and found a great bbq place called “Big Bad Wolf” on Yelp. I didn’t actually vote for this place because of the BBQ, but more for the amazing gig posters they have on the walls that I saw in the Yelp photos. Turns out this BBQ was delicious and the staff was really friendly. Their sign was being fixed so it was a little hard to find, but it was worth it. Delicious brisket sandwich, and kids enjoyed their mac-n-cheese, and hamburgers. I took several photos of the screen printed posters, and talked to the employees… turns out they cater quite a bit to the Ryman Auditorium and several other venues in Nashville, so they get autographed posters all the time. The owner supposedly has amassed quite a collection at home.
We were back on the road and continued our long journey home, finally arriving at 1am. It was indeed a slog, but it was nice to be home. I really wanted to camp this night, but thinking about the setup/tear down times I think we made the better decision by coming home.
We stopped for our last tank of gas somewhere near Greensboro, and saw a schoolbus painted with Pikachu and with the words @halloftheelders on it, which I assumed was probably a band of some sort. Desmond loved the look of the van so he hopped out to take a look. I was indeed correct, Hall Of The Elders is a band, and are headed to New Jersey for the Van’s Warped Tour.
That’s about it! We’ll hopefully wrap up our favorite memories in the next week or two.