We had a wonderful visit with Ned's cousin Mary Martin in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a music producer/talent scout and this rather funky award from the Gibson guitar foundation is just one of the awards she has received for her work with legendary musicians such as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and others. I've linked to her grammy award (2002) here and the Louise Scruggs award (2009)here.
Mary took us to the Cheekwood to see an amazing exhibition of Dale Chihuly's work. We went in the evening so as to most appreciate the lit glass sculptures. Pictured is Chihuly's saffron tower, neon tubing
We also visited the Country Music Hall of Fame.
As Mary would say, "tra-la"
In Micanopy, Florida we visited Ned's aunt and uncle. That little town is so beautiful, especially the numerous live oak trees. His aunt Diana has worked hard to restore the historic Winecoff house that she and uncle Ron live in. It is gorgeous, and won a preservation award from the Florida trust in 2002. It (and other Micanopy historic homes) are pictured here).