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!