Well our visit with my folks did not go as expected, they arrived on Thursday evening late so we agreed to meet up with them early Saturday morning. As we were getting ready to go over to their hotel I received a phone call from my dad, he wasn't feeling well and wanted to go to the emergency room. We arrived at their hotel and got them packed up, they hadn't liked their hotel and wouldn't be staying another night no matter what happened at the ER. We headed to Vanderbilt Medical Center where my dad was promptly seen and soon admitted, after running a number of test it was determined he needed surgery for a fat hernia that had twisted and was cutting off blood flow. Mom sent us on our way home where we hung out waiting for updates, by 8pm he was out of surgery and in recovery and expected to be released on Saturday. Saturday came and Dad was going to have stay another day, he hadn't taken his normal meds so his heart rate and breathing wasn't good, they started him back on his regular meds and he was released on Sunday. We picked them up in the early afternoon and took them to a hotel in Mt Juliet near our campground. Monday morning we all set out for IL, Dave driving my dad in his van and my mom riding with me in our small truck, after a 7 hour 335 mile ride we arrived in Neoga IL at their home, Dave and I emptied their van out since my dad shouldn't lift anything and then we all went out to dinner. Dad is feeling better but not able to drive for awhile so it was great we were in the area to help them get back home, we headed back to our home early today. We saw checked on line and one of the waterfront sites were open for the next two nights so we quickly got transferred to it.
We did get out to visit The Hermitage
home of Andrew Jackson on Saturday afternoon, we toured the mansion but
no photography was allowed. We also toured the gardens where it was
nice to see lots of flowers blooming.
Since we've been busy with helping my folks we haven't seen as much of Nashville as we'd have liked and I imagine tomorrow will be spent relaxing in this gorgeous lake front site we now have. Thursday we have to move up the road a bit to Nolin Lake State Park near Mammoth Caves in KY.
Until next time...