Denice Visits Nashvegas

Halloween weekend we had a not-so-scary visitor: Denice.

It was GREAT.

She arrived Thursday afteroon. Thursday night we went out to BB Kings to see our friend JC play with Anthony Gomes

Here are some shots of the fun:

It's a little dark...but here's a shot of JC playing with Anthony Gomes.

BB and Nicie...so happy to see each other.

JC and Denice during the band's break.

Anthony Gomes

We had soooo much fun. Met some cool people and didn't go to sleep until 2 a.m. or so.

I took Friday off from work so Denice and I got to spend the entire day together. We woke up and talked for a couple hours...just hung out on the porch. It was great.

Then, we went to RuSans (sushi) for lunch. We had a BIG time there. The food was GREAT and we laughed sooo hard. Can't even remember what we laughed at...but it sure felt good. (I forgot my camera...so I'll post pics of that when I get a copy of Denice's photos.)

After lunch we went to a paint-it-yourself ceramics place in Hillsboro Village to get creative.

BB & Denice's masterpieces from our "All Fired Up" adventure.

After eating and painting...there was only one thing left to do. We went to Fido's for a cup of joe. We definitely needed a pick-me-up to get us through the night's plans.

At 6 p.m. we headed over to Frist . These women can ROCK.

The girls of Kentucky Thunder performing at the last Frist Friday of the season.

Jonell singin' her heart out with KY Thunder.

Somewhere around 9 p.m. we met Johnny the Clock at Douglas Corner to see the Jamie Hartford Band. I took some photos there, but they didn't turn out. It was fun... but needless to say...we were all wiped out. By 11:30 we were sleeping like babies.

SATURDAY (Halloween!):
JTC, Denice and I went on a road trip to Brackin's Blues Club in Maryville, TN. JTC was playing with Blue Mother Tupelo that night so we decided to make a little overnight adventure of it. The gig was good and it turned out to be a very interesting night. There were all kinds of people dressed up and acting crazy. There was a well-endowed monk, the devil, a kitty cat, MiMi (from Drew Carey Show), "Death Man," and a VERY drunk angel. Of course, I was having such a good time people watching that I completely forgot to take photos of these FREAKS...so you'll just have to use your imagination.

Here are a couple of the pics we did get:

BMT on Halloween.


It was a really late night...not only because the gig went late but also because we turned the clocks back an hour...so BMT played an extra hour for all the freaks at Brackin's. YIKERS.

We left Maryville to return to Nashville around 10 a.m. CT. Stopped at Quizno's for lunch along the way and ended up back at home around 1:30 or so.

Then...we all decided to take a nap. HA.

After the nap...JC and Tessa came over for supper. (Tessa was visiting from Sioux Falls, too.) JC and JTC bonded while Denice, Tessa and I laughed and told stories out on the deck. It was a good time.

Denice and Tessa.

Ultimately...once JC and Tessa took off...it was the end of the weekend. Denice went home bright and early Monday morning. The time went entirely TOO FAST.

Best Friends.

Thanks for coming to visit.
(When are you moving to Nashville?!)

Love you, Denice.


Anonymous said...

Jeanne ~ Thank you so much for everything you both did to make my stay in Nashville such a blast. I really enjoyed reading your narrative and seeing all the photos. And I look forward to using my earthy mug in the future...turned out better than I thought. I'll get you a Photo CD of mine sent off in the mail soon. Miss you already and can't wait until the next trip. ~ Denice

BBLogan said...

Ditto kiddo.
Wish you could stay a month...no...a year.
Can't wait to get the pics.

Your cup is still on my counter...cause I'm scared to send it. What if it BREAKS?! I've got to come up with a super duper packing strategy for it. May have to call in the experts at the "Brown" store...or maybe you should just stop by and pick it up this weekend. Yeah. That's it! Or not. :(

Catch you by phone this weekend.