Monday, June 2, 2008

Nashville Trip- Day 1

We started on our week long trip to Nashville this morning. Ross is playing shows throughout the week and then we will be ending the week with a short trip to Smoky Mountain National Park. I'm excited for Cora's first camping trip.

On the way to Nashville we needed to stop to let Cora stretch her legs and eat so we stopped at an Illinois state park, little did I know that we were stopping at a famous place... On the way to the park I noticed a sign (not a billboard, but an actual city sign) that said "Giant Superman Statue- Straight Ahead" Only then did we notice that we were in Metropolis. Honestly, if Ross had not of pointed that out and made an "ah-ha" I wouldn't have made the correlation. So anyway, of course we needed to see what would be deemed a "giant statue" So 2 miles later and two $. 99 Sonic shakes later we came upon the statue.

It wasn't that tall or impressive so we took a picture of our heads coming out of a Superman cutout instead!

The funniest part of the entire thing is that the grocery store in town (which you stumble upon before the Superman statue) is bigger than the Superman statue- it totally stole his thunder...
We are making it a goal on this trip to eat dinner at only local places. Not only is it fun to try out new places but it is a good thing to support local business owners. so tonite's venture was the Calypso Cafe- it drew us in because of the Jamaica-esque food. It was great- rotisserie chicken covered with jerk sauce (ross) or apple/curry sauce (kate) with corn meal muffins and sweet potatoes both covered in coconut. The cafe was great, healthy and affordable, so check it out if you get a chance.

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