29 April 2016

The heart of country music


Nashville City Skyline

We met Don and Carolyn while visiting Bill & Michele in Arizona a couple of times, so when they heard that we would be coming to Nashville this year, the offer to stay was extended. They are a lovely couple and very easy to talk to. We had told Don some of our plans, so he incorporated those into some ideas that he had when they took us sightseeing. We had great time with both of them. They moved to Nashville to be closer to their son and his family and you can tell they have a great relationship.

Carolyn, Lindsay, Don & Jane

We went to downtown where the action is happening. The area used to be a no go zone but about 15 years ago, the area was transformed by country music. You wouldn’t believe how many bars are here, often there are 2-3 stories with a different band on each level. They play for tips. Each band would play for a few hours.

Tootsie's was the place that started it all. While we were there a professional singer from the audience got up and sang

Nashville is the No1 spot for Bachelorette parties in America, so there were lots of women out partying – but where are all the men?

The above band was playing during our dinner, they had a fiddler and played Lindsay's favourite song - The Devil went down to Georgia

The Gaylord Opryland must be the largest hotel/convention centre in Nashville with 2800 rooms. We spent some time walking around the gardens. It has a large temperature controlled enclosed area for the plants with a river, waterfalls and bridges; it’s cold if you are in summer clothes.

Every now and then we come across some new words for the same things:



Bachelorette parties

Hen’s nights

Ice Cube

Ice Block

Manufactured home

Prefab or kit home

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