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