Yesterday we ate breakfast at Noshville. Yea, I know we just ate lunch there Thursday but after hubby saw that they had a Southern Living article declaring them the “best breakfast in Nashville” he decided we HAD to eat breakfast there. He had read that they had the best omelette. Then we wait about 30 minutes for him to get a BLT. LOL Oh, well, it made him happy. And the rest of the breakfast was great and it had great coffee.
SIL had to go to work so the rest of us went to one of my FAVORITE places in the world. McKay’s Used Book Store. I don’t know if any of you guys have ever heard of it or been to it, but, it’s really unlike any “used” book store I have ever been to. It has books, CD’s, audio books, Movies, TV shows. It’s HUGE…. And the books are in good shape not nasty, smelly like most used book stores I’ve been in. I actually spent a lot more yesterday than normal, like $75 but I got two HUGE bags full of books and DVD’s and CD’s. Now I’ve just got to find time to actually READ them!
Then we headed toward Georgia and the sky kept looking like it was gonna fall out any second but the weather held off. We stopped at Lake Nickajac at the floating cabins. Here are some of the pics.
They are pretty cool. It’s sort of like being on a docked boat but like a hotel room/suite. The one bedrooms aren’t very big but they are big enough. They have the bedroom which is barely big enough for the bed, a tiny kitchenette, then a little living room/dining room area that reminds me of an RV set up and it has a little patio on both the front and rear so you can sit and watch the sunrise or sunset or whatever. We got there and they checked us into our cabin…. #13… LOL
Hubby is EXTREMELY superstitious. He looked at me and his eyes got REALLY big. I asked him if he wanted me to ask them for another one but he said no, he’d be ok, he “guessed”. I told the girl at the desk that he was VERY superstitious and she said “Well, I GUESS I could put you in another cabin if you REALLY want me to.” But she didn’t really ACT like she wanted to change it so we took the key and went on over to cabin # 13.
I’ve never seen hubby be so HAPPY to see a room be dirty when we checked it out! The dirty linens were still in the bathroom and there was trash in the kitchen and dirty dishes in the sink so we went back to the floating office and then they gave us #7.
Much better. The walkway out to the cabins almost felt like a swinging bridge since it was floating also. The more boats that were moving the rockier the walk was. There was also a HUGE building that used to be the “power plant” for the TVA that they now use for dry dock.
They also have a floating restaurant where we ate dinner last night. It wasn’t the best or fanciest place in the world but hubby said he thought the hamburger he got was hand pattied there and was great and that is all that counts. We did get a big kick out of the fact that they touted themselves on their literature as the “finest” resort on Lake Nickajac. I think they are the ONLY resort there. FUNNY!!!
I was impressed that the place had cable or satellite service AND it did have Wifi! But it was SO slow that it was driving me crazy. I think it had something to do with being in the mountains.
The biggest DOWN side was the bathroom. It was more like the bathroom on a bus except with a shower. And every time you flushed the toilet it STANK to high heaven. I’m not just saying it smelled bad… it GAGGED me. Seriously.
It was like a cross between the worst sewer smell you’ve smelled and fish. Seriously… it stank THAT bad. I dreaded every time I had to go to the bathroom because I didn’t want to flush. I know, TMI, BUT, it was some serious STANK smell. This morning both hubby and I brushed our teeth in the kitchen because we couldn’t stand the smell in the bathroom and we closed the bathroom door all night so it wouldn’t seep into the bedroom or living room.
And the shower was TINY. It was like trying to fit two pounds of sausage in a one pound casing. It was little, which made me slightly claustrophobic and the water only had two temperatures. You could have a cold shower or a FREEZING shower. Seriously. I mean, the knob would only go up and down to turn the water off and on, and you couldn’t turn it right or left to turn it hot or cold. And the sink had hot water so I don’t understand why the shower didn’t. I mean, you could seriously only turn the shower faucet a millimeter, no probably only a micrometer (if there is such a thing) and it literally only went colder when you did that. It was so cold I was seriously considering asking hubby to come in and pour my boiling coffee over the shower curtain and onto my body because I was so cold.
Last night after dinner we went riding around “the town”. It was funny because we had asked the lady at the restaurant where the nearest grocery store was so that we could buy coffee and snacks or a Starbucks… Her response (after she asked the gentleman behind the bar and laughed about me asking if there as a Starbucks) was “I reckon you can buy whatever you need at the Shoppette”. But, it was EXTREMELY over priced. A TINY jar of INSTANT coffee was like $4. After we made our purchases at the “convenience” store we drove around the town and decided they had a 3 to 1 ratio of bars to churches. And the bigger number was bars…. NOT churches. I wish I had gotten a picture but I was driving, but, their local “sports/biker” bar was literally a double wide trailer! How could that even be SAFE? Seriously… a double wide trailer and it had a couple dozen Harleys parked out front with their neon beer signs in the windows. It was hilarious.
The second largest industry seemed to be fireworks stores. Hubby and I were making up conversations that we would imagine these people would have. Like “Hey Bubba, whatchu wanna do when you git off work tonight?” “I dunno… why don’t we go to the biker bar and then shoot off some fireworks?” They seriously had more bars than restaurants! And after we had driven about ten miles we finally saw one actual grocery store. That was it. They did have a couple of banks and pharmacies and the busiest place we saw (besides the biker bar) was the sonic drive in!
After settling in for the night, the biggest thing to get used to was when the cabin would float into the dock and bump really hard. If you weren’t thinking about it you really would have to think about what the heck just happened! And a few times, I don’t know if it was because hubby has kind of a sinus infection going on or if it was just the rocking and rolling of the cabin, but he was stumbling around like he was drunk! Around midnight it started to rain and I loved the way it sounded hitting the lake and the roof, but, it did make the cabin a little more ‘pitchy”. And as long as it was dark and I couldn’t see what was going on I was fine, but, this morning, after I was getting ready and I had the blinds open and could see from the cabin next to us just how much we were moving, then I got a little woozy feeling.
All in all it was a great experience. You can rent the one bedroom for as low as $75 a night which is cheaper than a hotel room and the sofa in the living room pulls out so it can sleep 4! Their 3 bedroom has two baths and two pull out sofas in the living room and rents for $1000 for a whole week, which is really cheap considering it comfortably sleeps 10. That’s $100 a person for a whole week! Hubby said he didn’t know if he could take it for a whole week though. But you can fish off your pier or your living room and I think they rented boats and jet skis and they had miniature golf! What’s NOT to love about that?