Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Greetings from Nashville!

I'm spending the week in Nashville, Tennessee with my cousin Amy as she attends the Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Conference and was more than happy to get out of Connecticut yesterday as the weather we've been having is just downright awful and nothing like fall should be. I'm hoping by the time I get back Mother Nature will have gotten her act together! In the meantime, I plan on having a good time exploring a place I've never been to but heard a lot about.

We flew out of Hartford yesterday afternoon so I thought I'd post just a few pictures of our flight and a few of the things I've seen in Nashville so far.  In a little bit I'm going to go out and do some real exploring as it's just a short walk to the Tennessee State Capitol Building, Bicentennial Park, and the historic Hermitage Hotel where I plan on having a nice lunch at the Capitol Grille.  The hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and has played host to quite a few famous people over the years such as past presidents and famed cowboy Gene Autry along with his horse Champion.  I figure just because I'm not staying there (and don't have a horse) that sure doesn't mean I can't go over and wish that I was, right? Anyhow, enough of future plans - here's a short recap of yesterday via photos.

Waiting to leave Hartford where it was hot, humid, and downright nasty for October.
Puffy and fluffy clouds on the way to Tennessee
Descending on our approach to Nashville - there's LOTS of water around here! 
The famed Ryman Auditorium which I will be touring later today
Lookee thar at all them boots!  This place is buy one get two free and it smells fantastic!  I saw the cutest pair of red boots there, too!  Tempting, very tempting! 
LP Stadium, where the Tennessee Titans play, across the Cumberland River from a view at Riverfront Park
This might explain why our accommodations while we're here don't provide free WiFi in the rooms!  Oh wait, that's not our hotel - that's Fort Nashborough
My cousin Amy's favorite store in all of Nashville!  
We had dinner at Jack's last night and the BBQ Beef Brisket was delicious! 
A night view of the "Batman Building" from our hotel. 
A view of Broadway from our room - the Ernest Tubb Record Shop is down there somewhere! 

Even though I am not exactly a "fan" of bluegrass I do enjoy some of it and even popped into one of the showcases last night to listen in on a couple of bands and quite enjoyed my time there. All in all, I think this is going to be a great trip and so far I'm having quite the good time. Now ... enough of being on the computer in the lobby - I've got some explorin' to do and some good southern cookin' to eat!

6 comments:

  1. Wish I could join you! Nashville is a fun town. Too bad the Grebowskis are no longer living there, dang it. I miss them!!!

    Great photos...of course. Look forward to more. Big hugs, honey...

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  2. everyone always tries the bbq (and you should) but if you have a chance to have some (whole, not fillets) fried catfish give it a try. i LOVE them. and i even eat the tip of the tail, just like a little potato chip if it's done right. have fun honey. i love that area! corky's ribs are great too!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  3. I'm not a huge fan of blue grass either, though S.D. likes some of it. There is one band I like though, I can't remember their name but they are a blue grass Metallic tribute band. I kid you not. They are actually pretty awesome.

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  4. I used to work in the CMT building catty-corner to your hotel (back when it was a brokerage house). Hope you're enjoying my old city.

    You're making me homesick...

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  5. I've been enjoying your FB reports on Nashville, - bringing back so many good memories of our visit there. That Boot shop is where we got ours from! Did you get some? :)

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  6. I would be in my glory in Nashville because I love country and bluegrass music:-) You will have so many places to explore...fun, fun, fun!! Loved all of your pictures and I do hope you bought those little red cowboy boots?? C'mon, you deserve to treat yourself once in a while, right? :-) What a fantastic deal too, buy one get two free. You could get your girls each a pair too! xoxo

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