Nashville, Tennessee

May 24, 2017 – May 25, 2017

Today we arrived in Nashville, Tennessee and we checked into this beautiful hotel with the best service we have ever received, it was The Hermitage Hotel. We have stayed in some of the best hotels, but this hotel exceeds all expectations. Upon check-in, we settled in and decided to walk into town and check things out. We had a drink downtown at a rooftop bar which was pretty cool and the weather was perfect.

May 25, 2017

We woke up today and decided to visit the Grand Ole Opry we scheduled a tour of the venue which was terrific. The history and all the stars who have sung in that building was great. My dad loved country music, and he introduced me to it, so I was familiar with most of the singers who have performed there. After our tour, we decided to check out the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, and upon arrival, we had a rare chance to see a hawk tear apart an eat what looked like a squirrel. It was amazing the hawk didn’t care how close we were or that ten people were watching it eat. Moving into the hotel, they have stores, restaurants and coffee shops there but what we were more fascinated with were the water shows and the floral displays. It’s almost as if we were in Texas because they do say everything is bigger and better in Texas I would have to say this is a good contender.  For lunch, we decided to walk to a local place the Peg Leg Porker which was highly recommended by Zagat’s and they were on point the food was mouthwatering.

On the way to Asheville, we drove by and visited the Jack Daniels Distillery which was once again a cool experience. I recommend visiting this distillery if you are a fan of their whiskey.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Cool old fashioned phone

John took this picture of the men’s bathroom. Pretty cool colors

Someone dressed as Jesus for tips

Pictures from our visit to the Grand Ole Opry

Look at all these cables

A Hawk eating his kill

Our visit to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Pretty Chandelier

I love spiral staircases

I found it funny that the men’s bathroom at the Peg Leg Porker had a line and the women’s bathroom didn’t