Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry

So the Country Music Hall of Fame was great! I wish I had went without kids though so that I could read and learn more. lol. Museums are wasted with kids. But it was really cool and I took a lot of pictures of what i wanted to read so that I can read it all now.

We also got to go to the Grand Ole Opry. I have wanted to go since i was a kid. Like forever. I was in AWE!!!! It was late and I was tired but it blew my mind!! We went to a hymn sing and it was part of a music conference. The audience all knew their parts to all of the hymns and that room sounded like Heaven, it was glorious!!

Life and things

So Hurricane Harvey turned into a little jerk and flooded a lot of my friends out of their homes.

We evacuated.

We are happy we didn’t flood but we are crushed and feel helpless for our friends.

Fires are burning. Longview WA is so smoky kids aren’t getting recess. Thousands of acres gone because a kid wanted to throw a firecracker in the forest.

My mom is…… I don’t have adequate words but she’s stressing me out.

My uncle can’t find his kid. She’s in her twenties but I’m pretty sure she’s on drugs. I have no idea where her son is or how he is. I hoped better for her.

we went to the Dallas Botanical gardens one day while we were evacuated to get our minds relaxed. It was amazing there. the zoo had a free day for Houston evacuees. It was really neat! The plus was it’s super shaded at that zoo which was nice.

my sweet daughter had her birthday while we were evacuated so I’m thankful we were able to make it fun for her still!

Embassy SuitesĀ 

So we are picky about hotels. 

Let me just say that we LOVE Embassy Suites hotels. It’s always easy. 

Our room was very clean, I love that you can wear white socks that stay white. (Yes we have been in hotels with very gross carpet. Clearly.) 

In the evening they have free drinks at the bar. Not every drink is free but my Stella beer was so that was a big win. They also have chips and salsa out for free and usually fruit too! We got full on that. We skipped the pool this time because one kid had an ear infection but it was clean and nice and looked like it wanted us all to jump in. Instead we went up to the room. Watched cable and enjoyed a long hot hotel shower. For some reason that’s my fav. 
The highlight of the trip is breakfast. The bacon is so darn good. They have the normal hotel stuff (toast, muffins, fruit) and then they have eggs, amazing potatoes, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, and an awesome person that will custom make you omelette and pancakes if you want them. All included in the hotel cost. 

My only complaint is the scrambled eggs are too wet for me. I like a well done scrambled egg. 
All in all we have never been disappointed here. We have actually stayed at this one in Houston several times just to get away and relax.