Picking up where we left off in Part 1, with the boat moving decision made, we enjoyed our remaining time at Blackjack Cove.
Years ago, we met a very special family in Honduras, one that has been instrumental in our involvement with the Rotary Club of Choluteca Honduras service projects. We were very fortunate to have Sergio and Karla Salinas, and their two sons Sergio Jr. and Mario join us for several days
They arrived on the evening of July 2nd, after visiting other Rotary Clubs in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee. AFter their time with us, they would visit more Rotary Clubs in Martin, TN and Lawrenceburg to show appreciation of our district’s involvement in Honduras.
On the morning of July 3rd, we gathered at the Blackjack Cove Ship Store for a farewell breakfast with Harry. For those of you that haven’t experienced Harry’s home cooking in the Ship Store, you have missed out. Catch him Tuesday – Saturdays for breakfast and lunch!
Quite a few friends joined us for the ride down river too. Everyone is fascinated by the locks, which is basically like a toilet tank we would pull into and be flushed to the river below!
Today’s drop would be over 60 feet due to the lower Cumberland River levels.
We made great time down river, passed the General Jackson, and decided we would stop downtown and fix lunch and wait on it to get there and turn around, a great site to see.
Mario did a great job as Captain and we arrived at Rock Harbor Marina around 3:00 pm.
Rock Harbor Marina lost its famed restaurant, The Blue Moon, in the May 2010 Flood. We were pleased to see construction nearly complete on the new restaurant facility, to be opening soon…more on that later.
The evening of February 3rd, the Rock Harbor Yacht Club hosted The Rotary Club of Spring Hill, The Salinas Family, and others for a great evening meal – prepared by Sid Neuhoff and Keith Clodfelter. Those two guys are always doing something good for others and we raised over $1400 for our future Honduras project that evening!
The evening of July 4th, we headed back upstream to downtown Nashville for “Let Freedom Sing” and its awesome fireworks display.
We were fortunate to have radio personalities Doogie Vance and Dagwood Buzz join us with tunes for the evening. They made the evening rock!
The next morning, we said goodbye to Karla, Sergio, Sergio Jr. and Mario. Ruby, our Blue Doberman, was there this time and enjoyed meeting them!
July was a busy month, with Ole South ending the month with 42 sales and 35 closings! Our great sales force, construction team, and administrative staff all pulled together in this period of extreme temperatures to make everything flow smoothly! For every new home that sells, we’re starting more and we remain very optimistic about new home sales in Middle Tennessee!
As you can see from the many postings of this blog, Nashville is a great place to call home. We at Ole South are ready to build that home when the time is right for you!
Until then, Good Evening!
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new homes in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Clarksville, Gallatin, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.