although i don't get a spring break, my mom does. my dad took off that week also and they kicked it off by coming to visit us! we had an awesome time. they got here on saturday night and stayed through tuesday noon.
on after they got here on saturday night, we just stayed around the house and talked and got them settled in on the air mattress-oh yeah! sunday we got up and went to church for palm sunday. we tried out a new one-new song. we came home and at lunch and then mom and dad and i headed to the vandy baseball game. justin didn't come because he needed to work on songs. vandy beat south carolina 10-2 i think was the final score. it was a great game an when the sun was out a beautiful day. thanks to ciara who got us the tickets. after the game we took riley to the dog park for a little while. there were a lot of dogs there and a crazy old lady who kept giving riley treats and then saying, "i don't know why she likes me so much?!" when riley wouldn't leave her alone. well stop giving her treats, crazy old lady! sunday night we went out to eat at o'charley's and then to see our friend mark play at the nashville palace. he played for the billy block show which gets recorded live for one of the radio stations in town. each person plays a fairly short set, so it's a fun show to watch if you don't want to stay out late.
monday we got up pretty leisurely and headed out around 11 for burgess falls state park. it's about an hour and a half east and a little south of us. they boast the most waterfalls in the shortest distance in all of tennessee (and maybe the US?). it was a beautiful hike!! it had rained on saturday, so the falls were full and we had so much fun. there weren't very many people on the trail and we made sure to document our trek. we took riley and i did pretty good with my foot although it started hurting towards the end. there are 3 main falls-small, middle and BIG. we kept ooohhing and aaaahing as we went, not realizing how much more spectacular they would get. we got to the big one which is 130 feet tall. and you can walk down to the bottom of it. we went almost the whole way down, but the mist was getting us all wet and it was cold so we headed back up. there was another little loop trail that we decided to go on before we headed back. we saw signs for the trail, but couldn't figure out where exactly it was supposed to start. mom decided to make her own trail and after wandering around in the woods for a bit, we found the actual trail. it was fun! :) we got back to the awesome rental van (hear the sarcasm) and ate some snacks before heading home. (the reason we have a rental van will have to wait for another post.) we got home around 4 or 5. mom and i headed to the store to get supplies for out baked potatoes and parmesan pesto. the boys headed to fat mo's for burgers. that night we watched dan in real life. such a cute movie and funny. everyone loved it. a great movie!
tuesday morning we got up a little late, made awesome orange, pineapple, strawberry juice and enjoyed breakfast. they dropped me off at work around ten and then headed to the airport soon after. i'm so glad they came and we've decided every time they come we need to visit another tennessee state park.