Let's see here...Our oldest is nearly 8 years old. So that means that it has been 8 years since Art and I have taken a trip sans kids. Our 10 year anniversary is right around the corner and we needed to celebrate. Summer proved to be the best time for free babysitting help. (thanks to both of our moms for sharing the load) So off to Nashville we went. It was high on my list of must do's! I am glad we decided to do this we had so much fun!
And we are off. Had to the the obligatory behind the wheel picture.
A few short miles down the road we saw a sign for the Lost River Cave boat ride. Determined to be spontaneous we stopped again, but the river was flooded and there would be no tours that day. So we looked around the gift shop, snapped a photo and got back on our way.
We were exhausted by this point and decided to just get to Nashville. I was over the moon when I saw this sign.
When we arrived we tried to take a nap, but realized we were much too excited for that. So we got cleaned up and headed out.
Next to Downtown Nashville for Dinner at Margaritaville and some shopping.
We were starting to miss having our kids to photograph. Everywhere we went we just snapped pics of each other! When in the South you have to eat some southern food and these Fried pickles were delightful
After dinner we walked the streets and ran into a few famous people
They had these phone like devices to give an audio tour as you walk through. Lots of interesting facts on those things.
We learned a lot about Hank Williams and his family
And We took pictures of us in cowboy hats that we couldn't afford
So glad we did because this was one of our favorites!
they have 18 themed dressing rooms there. this one is dedicated to couples who perform at the Opry
This bar shows the water line from the flooded that nearly destroyed the Opry house last May. Was touched to learn more about that story. There were still places closed in Nashville because of it.
After the tour we tried to go to Walmart and we followed the GPS to this Walmart neighborhood market. It was only a grocery store. Never knew there was such a thing. And they didn't have socks which is what we we looking for! Darn! So we took a picture!
That night we had reservations at the Bluebird cafe this little hole in the wall joint where singers and songwriters come to share there talents and just maybe get discovered. Garth Brooks and others were discovered here. this was a highlight for us. We really enjoyed the music we heard. We could have listened for hours. One guy was a songwriter for this Craig Morgan hit. We loved hearing this.
Not sure if that video posted so i may have to post it later.
The next day we had some more fun stops. The Willie Nelson Museum and Cooters Garage. Had to stop there right?
We took a bus tour and learned a lot of History and got to see the homes of many stars. here is where Taylor Swift lives
The highlight of that night was the Grand ole Opry show. We saw lots of talented performers. Some Old ones.
like Little Jimmy Dickens and Some new ones like Edens Edge.
Wow they were all so talented and I was in heaven.
What a fun trip I am lucky to have had 10 years with the most wonderful man I know!