Filing a Police Report and Celebrating our 30th Anniversary in Nashville

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Filing the Police Report

After filing the police report for the identity theft where someone tried to file unemployment claim in my name, we could then get on with our Anniversary Saturday plans. I had never set foot in a police department before so it was interesting. There was traffic court going on. We went in and a big sign said if we needed to file a police report to call using the phone in the corner. And then wait. So we did just that. I was expecting someone to come to us from within the building but a police officer drove up from the street and came in to help us. We went into a room. I told him what happened and gave him a copy of the claim that my employer had given me. He spent a long time looking at the report and taking notes. And I’m thankful they let me know so I could try to fix or block any damage done. Luckily no damage that we are aware of anyway and we’ve checked all the main things and no one can open new accounts either. We have a great police force here. The walls inside the police station were filled with big happy pictures of the crew within the neighborhoods and a canine dog – I wondered if it was one that had been a good one that passed or perhaps one that is still living now that they use. Anyway, an interesting time and we went home after that and got ready for our anniversary day out.

The title of this blog today is not a title I thought I’d be using for today’s blog, lol. Kinda catches your attention though doesn’t it. At least I’m lucky that the police were not separating us during our 30 year anniversary, lol! The way the title reads it kinda sounds like the anniversary went awry, but we had a great time!

Anniversary Celebration

We headed out just after the huge rains had past. Can you see that strange patch of blue? It was the strangest blue I’ve seen amidst rain clouds, with these white clouds passing under it and behind it. While we still had very cloudy skies, it was at least a bit lighter and only misty rain at times but I was glad it was not raining during times we were walking somewhere or driving on the interstate. I had prayed for that and God obliged. So we drove into downtown and into the Gulch where are rooftop experience awaited.

It was not possible to get both us and the view from inside. So now you see us!

Now you don’t!

We enjoyed the rooftop drinks. Has to be a special occasion for these drinks as they are about a 50% mark up from a normal restaurant. Usually with cutesy names, a bit of decor in the drink, and a pricey little view. But we love to do this about once a year! I mean, we were mainly paying for the rooftop view!

Blue Stripes Cacao Shop, Nashville TN in The Gulch

For the first time ever, we went to a Cacao shop. I had heard that cacao was very good for you. So we ordered cacao cappuccino for each of us. It was perfect! I loved it. I want another! We got it to go and headed back to our car. The Gulch area was very busy and alive. You can see the angel wings in this pic in the distance where there is always a line to get your pic taken for instagram and social media! lol. Every city has it’s cool spot I guess to get your pic taken to prove you were there?

Then we drove over to Frugle MacDoogal’s. It has been the cheap place (sometimes but not always) to buy wine, liquor, and there’s a beer section too. It’s been there for years and years and years. I can remember it being there in the 80’s. I bought a bottle of wine for me. And we bought some club soda to make a citrus bubble drink for me with orange juice and I bought some bitters too. George bought a bottle of wine to go with our dinner tonight – might even be to cook our dinner in, I’m not sure. But anyway we made a stop while we were there. And they also had a tequila tasting going on.

The tequila on the right was $129 tequila. I was really impressed that we got to taste it. It was smooth of course. But I would never pay that much for tequila. I hardly ever have tequila at home anyway. I only drink it when we get a margarita and that is usually at a Mexican restaurant if I’m in the mood for it.

Then on to our 5:00 p.m. reservations at Rolf and Daughters. There was some security to knowing that we would be in Nashville and out of Nashville before dark. Not saying that all places are unsafe. And probably where there are lots of people you are generally safe. In this day and age that is a false sense of security if there is an active psycho shooter. But that could happen anywhere. But I did feel good that we had early reservations. We normally would shoot for six or seven p.m. but they were all booked up so we went with five p.m. and that was fine with me.

Rolf and Daughter’s Restaurant, Nashville, TN

The menu often requires some explanation, which is part of the fun and can be part of the mystery. Even when explained, you still are not sure what it will be like. I believe if you like to experiment and perhaps go off on the ledge a bit, you will find that you are absolutely smitten with this place and will look forward to coming again.

If you are a picky eater you still might do alright as for example, on this menu there was a chicken dish, pork dish, and some pasta dishes. So the waiter can help you choose something on the conservative side. I chose to go more on the seafood side. The bass caught my attention. It was good but I think if I could choose again, I’d do something different. But I got to taste what that was like. And I’m sure my body thanked me for the fish. I like to eat fish once every couple of weeks. Would prefer every week but usually doesn’t work out that way.

We ordered the bread and seaweed butter which was excellent! George ordered the Agnolotti, sweet corn, jalapeño, lime and pecorino. Which was like sweet corn ravioli. We got the hamachi which was calamari over peas with green onions on a red sauce which was a little spicy but not hot.

We had mousse and olive oil ice cream for dessert. It was out of this world eaten together!

I had coffee with dessert.

We did some damage! ha. But we chose to do this instead of taking off and spending money on travel and hotel. There is just so much going on and so much we are wanting to do. And we love our Saturday excursions. We’ll be able to do more of that next year we hope but the day we planned was perfect and just what we wanted to do. We explored new foods and new drinks and had a blast being together and doing our excursion things.

You’d never find the place if you just went looking for it! But oh, word of mouth gets out. It is a popular spot. And one we are loving to share with you! We highly recommend it if you are a foodie type and not too picky about trying new gourmet dishes. You likely will not be stuffed here when you leave – but you will feel perfect and pleasantly satisfied, in my opinion. Let your waitress or waiter help you in determining the dishes that are right for you. I would suggest that this is a share all the dishes type of experience. It doesn’t have to be, but I recommend that whatever dish is on the table, you share with all so all can get a taste.

For the most part, I like what I see when I look back at our 30 year marriage! Yeah there were some rough patches but there are always those. Yeah, even today, our marriage is not perfect, but I’m happy to be where I am and with who I am. I think over all we made the correct choices for ourselves and good decisions along the way. It may have got started off in rocky ways but I think God knew what He was doing when we both prayed to lead us in the right directions.

God can see the bigger picture, when we cannot always see it.

And back home again to our wonderful little and growing Mount Juliet, TN. What a wonderful evening.

In George’s card, I told him of 30 ways I loved him.

Yeah there’s probably more reasons to love George! But those are the thirty I listed as they came to mind. I teased him that there were just only thirty, lol.

Now today, I will work on catching up, resting, cleaning, working in my office and whatever I need to do to make the week a bit easier! I’ll see you in the morning and let you know what I accomplished today in my free time (oh how I love my free time) and I’ll give you our week’s outlook.

What grand and glorious things – or restful things – or busy things – are you doing this weekend?

9 responses to “Filing a Police Report and Celebrating our 30th Anniversary in Nashville”

  1. Hi Sonya, well what have I done this weekend. Relaxed, and slept ! Regaining the energy out wee break gave us we had such a wonderful but full three days plus of course the horrendous journey both up to Scotland and back ! I’ve loved my time reading all about your day out yesterdayWhat a perfect way to spend your 30 Anniversary…I so loved reading about your food choices, and I even decided I would be able to eat lots of things there if I were ever to find myself in your neck of the woods….Now I am going away to make a stir fry for Mary and I not exactly sure what I’m going to put in it but as Mary is reminding me by starting to lay our tables I had better move. Enjoy the rest of today, and try not to think to much about next week. Praying that our wee River is beginning to be a lot better,Take care. God Bless

  2. Looks like a perfect day. I am glad you guys had a good time. I think I would have ordered the rigatoni or pork loin if I would have dinner there. I am not too brave trying things I have never eaten before.
    I have heard of the cacao but have never had. If it tastes like hot chocolate I would like it.
    After reading your 30 reasons why you love your George I think he is a keeper.
    I know he has a kind heart from how kind he was to your pets.
    And moving your Mama was a very kind and thoughtful thing to do.
    That speaks volumes. My husband is watching Football today. I am picking up around the house, folding laundry, etc. I am thinking of going to Mellow Yellow to get a pizza today. I love their pizza.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  3. I’m glad you got to enjoy your Anniversary. I never doubted that you would.😋
    I’m not a real picky eater but I like to know what I’m eating. No game meat or even lamb. No octopus. I like to keep it simple in my plate. My husband will eat & try just about anything.
    I think we are in our last week of summery days. I’m ready for all Fall all the time.
    You look great in your pictures here. And very happy. 😊
    Tonight is beef brisket end cuts & a pasta dish.
    I’m glad you two enjoyed your evening.

  4. Looks like you had a great day out. I love Cacoa. I make it at home Sometimes just plain. Sometimes I had a teaspoon of cinniman while brewing. I have added a little flavored creamer also. It is caffeine free. It is a relaxing drink. That menu looked interesting. Several things I would definetly like to try

  5. I am so glad you had an amazing anniversary celebration!! The food sounds amazing.

    I am so glad the police report experience was positive. Christina had her identity stolen several years ago that she uncovered when filing income tax. Now she has to use a PIN when filing her income tax.

    Our anniversary is Thursday but I still don’t know when we will celebrate since Savannah is arriving on Tuesday morning. We really don’t know what our week will look like. I am staying with Travis part of the time. We will have a nice little celebration sometime.

    Hope your mom is doing well.

    Happy Anniversary!!
    Love you.

    • Oh well happy Anniversary and another grandchild on the way! I love the name. I am glad everything is going well! Will look forward to Facebook posts when they come! Love you too and will pray for baby arrival and then you all can celebrate! Hopefully we can see you soon- keep praying for Covid to die down. Keeping Mom low key. As cases minimize we should be back at church with her – for now devo at home. Her house will be ready end of October and such. Not too far away. If delays November then!

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