Lynchburg, Tennessee

May 25, 2017

Today on our way to Asheville, North Carolina we passed through Lynchburg, Tennessee and visited the Jack Daniels Distillery. It was a great tour I was trying to find something online with some facts on the 150-year-old Whiskey.

This is what I found Jack Daniels. Hope you enjoy my pics.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Asheville, North Carolina.

Burned safe from the fire
One complete barrel of Jack Daniels bottled and custom labeled

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

Memphis, Tennessee

May 19, 2017 – Visited Graceland

Today we visited Graceland the home of world-famous Elvis Presley. I grew up loving Elvis and his music so today was an exciting day to see inside the life of Elvis.

We first visited the ticket office which is a vast building with a gift shop and a museum that houses his huge collection of cars and a bunch of items donated by other singers who he worked with during his career.

While walking through his home, you could feel his spirit. I felt as though any minute he’s going to come downstairs singing one of his many hit songs. The house was unique as you will see in the following pictures. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did taking them.

Follow us on our road trip the next destination is Hot Springs, Arkansas.

If you would like to see what and where we ate while in Memphis.

Elvis Presley’s Mansion
Elvis’ Resting Spot

Elvis’ Wallet
Elvis’ Keys

Gene Simmons’ Boots Donated to Graceland’s Museum
Dolly Parton’s Dress Donated to Graceland’s Museum

Elvis’ wall of awards one wall of many