On the road again

on the road again

We’re off to Nashville again – no running this time, only pure relaxation with my two boys.  Our mission is to tape a live episode of Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, a long-time favorite of mine.  Of course, there will be 10,000 other people along for the taping.

keillpic This week A Prairie Home Companion will be live from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with special guests, the bad boys of Bluegrass, The Sam Bush Band, and chart topping Country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley. Also with us, Andra Suchy, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and, naturally, the latest news from Lake Wobegon… where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.

My love of Garrison Keillor is tied to his philosophy of life which mirrors my own in some ways.  To wit:

keillor_new_years_smallI believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
“They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days.”
It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.

3 thoughts on “On the road again

  1. Hi Emily,

    Didn’t a highway somewhere south of you, in Nashville, flood while you were there? Did you run into any water problems on your trip? Cuz

  2. Not that we knew of – noticed the Tennessee River was way high, but we were oblivious. We dodged the rain and severe storms. Heard about the Cowboy’s training center on the way home. Still getting storms?

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