Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nashville!

Bob and I had an easy trip from Crossville, TN to Nashville on Monday. We arrived early, about 1:00 in the afternoon and got settled in. Our friends, Mike and Retha pulled in after a long ride from Georgia, a little after 4:00. We welcomed them with "wine-a-ritas" and burgers on the grill. It was great to see them again!

On Tuesday morning we drove into Nashville to experience a little country-western culture.

Our destination was the Printers Alley area and Tootsies Orchid Lounge, a world famous honky-tonk that has served such entertainers as Kris Kristopherson and Willie Nelson. Scenes from "Coal Miner's Daughter" were filmed inside Tootsies.
We had a nice lunch at Rippy's, enjoying the food and the live entertainment.
After lunch we found the Walk of Fame, a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music. People were making rubbings of their favorite stars.

We found Dolly Parton's tile. 

Across from the Walk of Fame is the Hall of Fame and Museum, and we just had to visit that! We were impressed by the many displays, video clips and interactive features that allowed us to play our favorite songs and learn about behind-the-scene information. We spent a long time there and it was fascinating.
 Here's the car used in the movie, "Smokey and the Bandit II."
Clothing and guitar from "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors."
The Wall of Gold Records.

We had loads of fun, and on Wednesday we get to see more of the area!










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