The Cupcakes are Underwater

Have you ever seen any prettier cupcakes than these below in your life?

Cupcakes at Nashville's Opry Mills

Well, this year, on one of our numerous visits to Nashville, TN, I just had to take this picture where they were selling these extraordinary cupcakes.  Little did I know that this really neat BIG mall and everything around it would be somewhere I might never get to visit again.

Watching the tube in the hotel room in Nashville February 2010

I look back and wish I had ventured out and spent the $15 for valet parking that same weekend so that I could have taken my 5 sons to see the awesome Opryland Hotel and the unique plants in the atrium.  That’s just a special place to me.

It was where my husband and I spent our honeymoon almost 13 years ago, too.  We bought the honeymoon packaged and that will probably be the only time we ever pay $250 a night for a single bed hotel room.  I love looking at the pictures we took while we were there.  Mike took pictures of me holding up a wine bottle like I was gulping it down.  It never got opened then and just last summer we finally opened it while my Mom was cooking and needed some wine!

So, yes, the pretty cupcakes got flooded along with that area, other parts of Nashville and Tennessee and Mississippi and Kentucky.  I had big plans to bring the boys back along the Natchez Trace and stay at the Wyndham condos, eat at Cock of the Walk and go see an IMAX and see a big Christmas show at the Opryland hotel.

View over the Opryland area

When my husband and I had our honeymoon there years ago, we found out that week that we were going to be one of the last guest at Opryland, which was an amusement park on the land where Opry Mills now floats.  I loved it when my grandmother took me and my cousin David as a kid and I was sad when we found out it would no longer be around after that week.  We had a ball anyway!

But seriously, I’m seeing that I am not the only soul out there that thinks our media and politicians are ignoring the flooding down here in the south.  I read this article just a few minutes ago you might like to see on the subject.

Does anybody out there care?  If you do, like I do, please start or continue to pray for the areas that have been hit hard by this disaster.

In the meantime, if you have any recipes for making cupcakes as pretty as the ones in Nashville, please give me that recipe or decorating tips.

I’d like to leave you with this quote as I go tonight:

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”  ~John D. Rockefeller

This is a perfect opportunity to pray, don’t you think?!!!

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