5 years, 1 month.
I have lived in Nashville for over a decade now and didn’t even realize we had a boat show here. But sure enough, because of my blog, I was provided complimentary tickets for our family to attend the 2016 Progressive Nashville Boat and Sportshow, so we did.
My agenda the whole time was to simply follow you around with a camera, as would demonstrate what kind of fun a 5 year-old boy could have there, so I did.
One of the places you spent a good amount of time was the Drake’s Creek Marina exhibit. You loved being able to explore boats, as well as yachts.
As long as your shoes were removed, you could go explore each one.
We began to explore beyond the boats and a man making balloon animals was the first to catch your attention. He was with the Nashville Boat Club. You smiled as he made you a “white dog” by your request.
You also really enjoyed being able to go fishing. There was this big tank full of real fish and you were given a fishing pole with real bait on it.
It just so happened that you were one of the few kids there who, within just a couple of minutes, had a fish bite. We quickly pulled the fish out of the water together.
You were so happy. That made the first time you had ever caught a fish; you’ve always been intrigued by the concept of fishing.
Thanks to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, there also was an area where you got to shoot a bow and arrow towards a floating ball. You liked that a lot!
From there, we stepped inside a trailer that featured the skins of forest animals; like a fox and a wolf. That really impressed you.
The place was packed. Here I had no idea the Progressive Nashville Boat and Sportshow even existed, and yet all these other families already knew, since they walked among us.
I have a feeling our family will be going back next year!