I arrived in Nashville last evening after driving in rain much of the day from Fernandina Beach, Florida, where I had a nice quick visit with my sister Lois and family. Before that, I had a lovely week’s visit with Amy, Paul and family in Inverness. I also enjoyed visiting many old friends while I was there.
So, why am I in Nashville? The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is having it’s 4th Annual Conference here this week. I’ve attended all the previous ACLM conferences (in Denver, Washington DC, and San Diego) and they’ve all been great, so I’m delighted to include it in my trip East this year.
I’m staying at Gibson Residence Hall on the historic Scarritt campus, which is beautiful this time of year. It’s right across the street from the Africa University Development Office, which is handy for me to visit, and it’s near the Vanderbilt University campus, where I’ll also do some visiting. Finally it’s less than a mile from the downtown hotel where the ACLM Conference is being held. This allows me to have a nice walk each morning and evening, besides saving me a lot of money. (One night at the Conference Hotel is more expensive than five nights at Gibson Hall.) Here are a couple pictures of the Scarritt campus.