Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Another Miracle...

We were fortunate enough last week to head to Nashville, TN for a business meeting that the boss had to attend. 
 We stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel from Wednesday until Sunday.  If you've never been in a Gaylord Hotel, it's a real treat!  They are just amazingly beautiful.
  Lee had meetings through Friday, then we were on our own Saturday.  We had planned to head to downtown Nashville, but as you might have heard, they had a little rain in Nashville over the weekend.  We hung out at the hotel and enjoyed ourselves for the day. 

 On Sunday, everything was flooding, so we decided to head to the airport a little early, just in case later in the day we couldn't get there.  It turned out to be a very smart move.  When our car came to pick us up, the driver couldn't come to the main entrance because the water was knee deep out front.  He picked us up elsewhere, and took back roads to the airport because all of the main roads were flooded. 


We sat and watched the bands of rain come through the airport and it was just frightening.  But, we were able to take off only a few minutes late and made it safely home.
Unfortunately, after we left, the flood waters poured into the hotel and it had to be evacuated.  Now this beautiful hotel looks like this and will be closed for months while they clean up.  The newspaper today estimated the damage to be close to $75 million.

5 comments:

Claudia said...

oh my....what a terrible flood - ...Just can't believe how that whole town and area were flooded..I will be praying for all those people.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Your timing was just right -- I would think you probably would have had a hard time finding a room if you'd been evacuated. I'm headed down there tomorrow to for a previously scheduled visit to see the TheSecondChild -- he's about a mile from downtown, but fortunately on a hill.

furiousBall said...

wow! shame to see opryland get it

Darcie said...

Wow! So glad that you are safe and sound and dry, Carolyn!

That is so tragic. I had not seen any footage of the actual Hotel.

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