Aaaah. You may recall some of my previous entry about supremely sublime days. This is the beginning of one of them. I’m sitting in a Panera Bread in Nashville, typing away to you, my two faithful blog readers. If I had the money, I would immediately open one of these babies up in Monticello. If you ever see one, stop! Great food, ambience, and friendly service (as well as free wi-fi!) make this franchise a hip and restful place.

Carolyn and I have been in Nashville the last couple of days, on our way to Ashville, NC. We will speaking to some collegians there who are participating in a summer discipleship project called Axis. It’s sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministries of Arkansas. I’m pretty sure it was the brain-child of fellow ignorantprotestant.com author, Neal Nelson.

Here are some shots of our trip so far. (you can also see them on Flickr)

So far, we’ve eaten at several fine dining establishments, including Hard Rock Cafe, Mrs. Maggy’s, and Logan’s. Downtown Nashville is cool. We didn’t get down to see a show, but we strolled down Second Avenue and stopped at Sun Records (signers of Johnny Cash and others). I tried to get Caro to record a song with me (you can make your own record there), but she declined. So it’s up to you, Ben Coulter!

We stayed at the Union Station Hotel, an amazing place, full of history (at least history for the States – my UK readers and beyond will scoff at the idea of a train station built in 1898 being very historical). It’s gorgeous and reasonable if you book it on Expedia.com. We highly recommend it. The majestic building in the film loop is the hotel.

We stopped by the mall and went to Nashville’s Apple Store. The angels were singing there, so we stopped to listen. Why do people torture themselves with PC’s? Leave the dark side and come to the light, my friends.

We’re heading out this morning for Asheville. So I’m going to get some mo’ coffee, do some reading, and enjoy myself here at Panera. As Paul Harvey would say, Good Day.

BTW, for those followers of the boil episode… it has popped. Aaaah. Thursday was my first non-limp day in a week.

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