Monthly Archives: June 2013

it’s been awhile

A lot of them

Forgive me, readers. I have a confession to make…
In case you haven’t noticed. It’s been awhile.
I said I’d try harder but I’m busted.
I’ve been busy (I know that’s no excuse because aren’t we all) with the move and it seems like things are just settling down.
I’ve also been going through a bit of a blogging slump.
What can I write that’s interesting? What do you all want to know?
I’ve been at a loss for words but like always I’ve taken a ton of pictures.
Clarksville is growing on me and I’ve met some great women so there’s that.
We joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) and are getting to eat lots of farm fresh fruits and veggies.20130601_231628 (2)20130525_173142 (2)I haven’t done any local races but I’ve started a run club on post and I’m doing The Great American Mud Run in July and The Color Run in October. Both should be lots of fun.
Last weekend we went to Memphis, ate a lot of BBQ, walked historic Beale Street and toured the National Civil Rights Museum (across from where MLK was shot).
We booked a room at The Madison downtown using Priceline’s Name Your Own Price option. I’m officially hooked.
The hotel had a gorgeous rooftop and super cozy bed that I didn’t want to leave.20130616_11341220130616_112820But since our first night in Memphis was spent eating all the barbecue in sight we checked out and headed to historic Beale Street.memphis1memphis2And then to the National Civil Rights Museum.memphis3It’s always grounding to walk where history has been made. I learned more about MLK’s death than his life which was disturbing but I understand the general purpose of the museum. Tracing in the footsteps of history is incredibly different than reading about history in a textbook.memphis4In other adventures, J and I attempted to go tubing with a group of ten on Sunday. Key word: attempting.riverIt all started out OK but half of the cheapo tubes busted on the way to the end point and we ended up stranded next to a cornfield. The company we used brought a canoe and kayaks to the rescue to get us to the endpoint where we grilled brats and veggies. I’d go again in a kayak but I don’t think that particular section of the river is great for tubing. Live and learn? It was still a good time but not the lazy, relaxing float we were all expecting.
Besides our weekend adventures we’ve been busy doing lots of moving in and decorating. We’re not completely finished yet but we’ve turned this:20130521_184948 (2)Into this:room2room3It’s still a work in progress. I’ve got some more DIY projects in the works but I’m pretty proud of the results so far.

What do you think?
What would you like to read about more?
Tell me in the comments.