Friday, November 02, 2007
Yesterday, we arrived early in our campground just north of Nashville. We headed downtown for a dinner at a restaurant we found in our road food book. This was a small old fashioned restaurant that claims to have the best hamburger in the world. While we may not be able to verify that claim, we can say that it was an excellent hamburger on a toasted sourdough French bread.
We then checked out the historic district and found it had not changed in the several decades since we were there last, except perhaps a bit seedier. This is likely do the fact that all most all the non bar related entertainment has moved to the Opryland Center on the north side of the city. We did stroll by the original Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditorium. They have renovated that building and use it for various shows.
Today, we boarded the General Jackson paddle wheel showboat, for a lunch cruise with down home country entertainment. The shows were very good and the lunch as good as can be expected for serving nearly 500 people in a half hour. It was a beautiful day and a nice boat ride on the Cumberland River to downtown Nashville and back.