Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Back in Nashville, TN


















As we continue south, we decided to make a stop in Nashville, TN. Our last visit was a quick one and the only real activity was a lunch cruise on the General Jackson. So this time we stayed at the Two Rivers campground, very close to Opryland. I would recommend this park for a visit here.

On our first night, we headed over to the Grand Old Opry and caught the Friday night show. I was a bit surprised to find that Little Jimmy Dickens was still performing along with several other very senior entertainers. Dickens announced that he was pleased to still be performing at 89. The most current group to perform was Rascal Flats.

We also did a tour of the downtown area and found it to be little changed from years past. This is a good place to be if you like country music, and a great place if you like to enjoy it in a bar setting. The area was busy, but not booming.

We particularly wanted to see the Parthenon, since this was something we were not aware of during past visits. It is an important part of Nashville history and is the only full scale reproduction of the original in Athens, Greece. Having seen both, I can say this one is in better shape, but does not have the aura of the original built in the fifth century BC

9 comments:

meowmomma... said...

OH, I'm so jealous. We were in Nashville about a year ago at this time and had an absolute blast!!! Loved hanging out on Honky Tonk row (Broadway) and listening in to the bands in different bars. If you like antiques, there may be a big antique show at the state fair grounds. It was going on while we were there over the weekend and it was awesome!

I'm glad to know the campgrounds are okay after the floods since they're all right down there by the river! Also glad you got to see Rascal Flatts!! Our big star to see last year was Keith Urban!!!!! And Vince Gill along with all the old "foggies" you probably saw... also glad to know they got the opry back in shape after the flood!!!

Gypsy said...

I love country music, especially the "senior" singers, but I don't think anything could drag me into a downtown anywhere!

pidge said...

Thanks for sharing this. Really enjoyed all your pictures. What was the cost of the show you attended on Friday night?

Happytrails said...

Hope you all enjoy your time in Nashville. Mike and his entire family live in Nashville so we visit there often. It is a really neat place with much to do and see.

Rick and Paulette said...

Interesting place for a replica of the Pantheon. Never would have guessed Nashville!

Diana said...

I love Nashville and have been there a fair amount. My daughter lived there for 6 years. My favorite is the Grand Ole Opry.

Sue and Doug said...

thanks for the great tour, once again!..Nashville?!!..one day, maybe!!

Gypsy said...

I wish I could respond to your comments, but the email goes to "No reply".

Chuck, you can comment on my blog about anything you like. My reference to asking the ladies is that we usually feel the cold more quickly, and because guys don't complain as much as we do when cold. I meant it as a compliment to guys!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

My Dad used to drive bus tours to Nashville years ago but I have never been there. I would enjoy the older country music. Not crazy about the new stuff but any 'live' show is always a treat to a see. Wished I could have seen some of the country legends years ago. Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Chet Atkins, etc.