It’s Like an Armpit Out There

Every year, I think, “Gosh, how weird to live in Tennessee and never go to Bonnaroo,” and then it gets to be about this time of year, when you sweat walking the dog at 6:30 in the morning, and I remember why.

Did you know the Nashville Zoo used to be up here near Pleasant View?  I did not.

Always something new, you know?

While walking the dog, I’ve decided that the flower design in which you have a tall stalk along which many flowers bloom over time, like a slow-motion sparkler, is the best.

I also am pondering planting a bunch of beans at the end of my flowerbed near the peonies in an effort to improve the soil after all that crap from the flood washed into it.

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11 thoughts on “It’s Like an Armpit Out There

  1. I would go to Bonnaroo if I had a helicopter.

    Yes, it was always quite the journey to go to the zoo, and it was weird when they proposed moving it to Nolensville Rd.

  2. Aren’t Bonaroo tickets around $250 each? I looked into going a few years ago, but *ouch*!

  3. Took the kids to the zoo, back when it was up this way (and the kids were still kids).

  4. Indifferent:

    When a single low-end show at The Ryman costs $45 after Ticketmaster “convenience” charges, fees, surchages, taxes, tax fees, and fee tax surcharges — $250 per ticket to choose from dozens of great shows over 4 days is a bargain and a half.

  5. I did some of the first stories on the zoo when they opened it out there at Pleasant View and spent quite a bit of time walking the grounds with Rick Schwartz. I still can’t get my head around moving a zoo into the middle of town, as they did, but you see how much I know about it. I loved the Pleasant View site because of the way the habitats were more vertical for the big cats. They got plenty of exercise running up and down those hills, but I see now that getting people up and down those hills — or convincing the cats and other animals to come closer to be observed — was difficult at best. It was a lovely place, though.

    It was beyond strange to see a snow leopard galloping around on the Tennessee hills, I have to say. Or to see a tiger stretched out under a stand of pines.

  6. Aunt B., I live up north of Greenbrier, in between Springfield & White House. I used to live over near Union Hill.

  7. Then you did used to live right near where I am now. I’m all the time accidentally driving through Union Hill. (Still learning my way around and trying to find cool cemeteries.)

  8. I’m a biker–lots of great riding roads over there. Always gave the right grip a good workout.
    Have you found the government place over on Morgan Road? Either radar to track the black helos, or a comm array for our future alien masters, I forget which conspiracy theory is popular this week.

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