11.19.2008

Music City - Nashville, TN

A few weeks ago Fer and I set out on another trip this time to Nashville, TN. Now let me back up to why we went and why we chose Nashville. Fer has been working so hard lately and did such a GREAT job at the Ground Breaking events back in September in Savannah that his boss rewarded him/us with a weekend getaway of our choice... somewhere we could drive to. [first thoughts were Italy or France.] So we looked at the map and checked out where we could go within a 3 to 4 hour drive and picked Nashville, TN. Neither one of us has been there and thought it would be a fun place to visit.


I put on my travel agent hat and selected the Gaylord Opryland Hotel as our place to stay. This is a beautiful hotel right in the heart of the Grand Ole Opry area of Nashville. You honestly wouldn't even need a car while staying at the Gaylord because if you're interested in going to a show at the Grand Ole Opry it's right there and they will shuttle you back and forth, there's also a huge mall for shopping and within the hotel itself there's entertainment and several restaurants. It's really incredible.

The next thing I did was plan our itinerary for the trip, since we've been wanting to check out the Jack Daniel's Distillery I thought this would be a great time to do it since Lynchburg, TN would be on our way to Nashville (Lynchburg is 1 hour outside of Nashville). Once we got to Nashville we would enjoy our hotel, relax a little, have some good meals and check out the Country Music Hall of Fame. (we only had two days.)
Here's some pictures from the trip, to see all of them check out the photo album on the left hand side:

This is the entrance to the hotel once you pass the lobby, something else, huh.
this was also inside the hotel there are waterfalls all over there place and a river that runs thru a part of the hotel that you can take a boat ride on.
here's one of the restaurants inside the hotel

Jack Daniel's Distillery:
here's a statue of the man himself


Country Music Hall of Fame:
(the design of the outside is supposed to look like piano keys, cool.)
someday Fer will have one of those records with his name on it. :)
Downtown Nashville
good Bar-B-Que
We had a great time on this trip and truly appreciated every minute of it, I wouldn't say either of us were big country music fans but after this trip there are definitely a few more CDs by some country music artists on our shelves. Also (at least for me) didn't realize how much of an influence there is from the country music world on the music world in general.
If anyone is thinking about visiting Music City USA I highly recommend the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and having some delicious Bar-B-Que at Jack's Bar-B-Que. Also check out a real Honky Tonk Bar while you're there, they are a lot of fun.

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