I left Columbus at the crack of dawn so I would beat the traffic on my way down to Louisville. It took about five hours until I made it to my friend Ana's house. Again, I got to see an old friend! I got to see her new house and her new dog. Unfortunately for everyone, her new pup and my dogs didn't get along too well. We ended up having to keep them separated the whole time we were there. Ana and I headed out to do some exploring after I got there. Tom and Chee was our pick for lunch. Apparently they have donut sandwiches. I was intrigued by this and ordered a blueberry one. It tasted delicious, like a dessert, but I probably wouldn't order it as my meal. Lucky for me, Ana shared her Italian Grilled Cheese with me!
We walked around town for a bit before we headed off to pick up her daughter, Alice, from school. Alice was so happy to see me! She ran up and gave me the biggest hug... even before she said hi to her mom :P We all went back to the house and Ana made us delicious chili for dinner. I ended up passing out on the couch that night and didn't wake up in time to take Alice to school in the morning with Ana. When Ana got back home, we headed out to see Hillcrest Avenue. Hillcrest Avenue is a street where everyone goes ALL OUT and decorates their houses for Halloween. It's the type of place Halloween fanatics would love to see. It looks absolutely amazing during the day - skeletons, witches, and ghouls everywhere! Amazing as it was, it was even better at night. We (Ana, her husband Chris, Alice, and I) went back to see it after the sun went down. It had a whole different look to it, lit up by the orange and purple lights - much spookier!
I had my first two road bumps in Louisville...
The first: My plan was to stay in a couchsurfer's driveway in Nashville because the rent at the local RV parks were too expensive for my budget. The guy I was supposed to stay with sent me a message the night before I was supposed to leave saying he didn't think we got to know each other enough and didn't feel comfortable with me staying in his driveway. I was so disheartened and started freaking out. Luckily, I sent a message to another couchsurfer who graciously offered to host me at the last minute. He was in Canada until the day after I was supposed to arrive, so I asked my old friend Adam (who I had met my first time in Nashville) if I could park in his driveway until Chris (the Couchsurfer who was hosting me) made it back to Nashville.
The second: When you're in an RV, it's really hard to tell what's above you. As it turns out, there's a good chance that there are electrical wires up there! I was leaving Ana's driveway to head off toward Nashville when I heard "RRRRIIIIIPPPPP!" One of the wires connected to Ana's house got stuck somewhere on my RV I tore it down! Any normal person would probably want to rip my head off. Thank God Ana isn't just any normal person and she was super calm about the whole situation. We checked it out and it turns out the cable that got ripped down was just an AT&T wire that they didn't use. We called their customer service and scheduled an appointment for a tech to come and fix it. They said it would take up to ten business days, how absurd! At least it wasn't a live wire that they were using!
After wreaking havoc on her house, I said goodbye and headed off toward Nashville.
I'm a city girl off on a journey to find happiness. My blogs will contain stories that I feel are significant to my voyage.