Tuesday, December 30, 2008
On the Road Again
One last chance to play with the Christmas toys before they were packed away in the car for the long trip home.
We left my mother's house this morning to start the trip homeward. Blaze really didn't want to leave and kept telling us how much he was going to miss Grandmother and Ula.
We stopped at one historical site today, The Trail of Tears memorial in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, but we were disappointed by the fact that the visitor's center in only open on Fridays and Saturdays (this is Tuesday).
The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of Cherokee Indians by the U.S. government. The map above, shows the 1,200 miles they were forced to walk. Many people died along the way, and two of their chiefs are buried at the memorial in Hopkinsville.
We stopped for dinner tonight at the Smokehouse Buffet in Monteagle, Tennessee.
After dinner, Blaze saw a player piano work for the first time. I gave him a quarter to put in the slot and it played two very loud Christmas carols. He was thrilled!
Afterwards, he kept telling me that Santa Claus was going to bring me a player piano next year.
We're stopped for the night now in a motel near Chattanooga, Tennessee.