Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vacation - part 2 - Nashville!

I sat down a couple times to write this post and it was overwhelming to try to label each picture so I will share with you what we did while there and follow it up with a *few* selected pictures!

We arrived in Nashville on Sunday evening.  We were there Monday through Wednesday.  All four of us loved it!  Things we did while there:  visited the Country Music Hall of Fame, toured the Ryman Auditorium (original home of the Grand Ole Opry) and did the backstage tour as well (beautiful place), walked down Broadway, the main street in Nashville with all the honky tonks, took the girls to their first honky tonk Tootsies where they thought it was cool to write their name on the table (we just solidified that we won't be winning the parents of the year award), visited Hatch Show Prints (very cool store...old school print shop), ate at an aquarium restaurant, saw a show at the Grand Ole Opry*, toured the backstage of the Grand Ole Opry (very cool!), walked around the Gaylord Hotel and took the boat ride that is INSIDE the hotel (that should give you some sort of indication of how big this place is), drove out to the Loveless Cafe (SO worth the trip...sorry Sara that you got sick!), visited Franklin, TN, stopped at the Blackbird studios, drove through music row, visited the Antique Archeology shop (from American Pickers fame), and the girls swam every day.  Oh yea, and no visit to Nashville is complete until you have stopped at Cooters and toured the museum.  Who didn't love The Dukes of Hazard?  Yee haw!  ;)  Now some pictures for your viewing enjoyment!

*Performers at the Grand Ole Opry show:  Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Brice, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bradley Garret, Kevin Costner (yes,the actor) and his band Modern West and Charlie Daniels Band!!

BTW, as you can see, we have a piece of dust on the sensor of our camera.  We didn't notice it until we were on our way home.  The guy at Wolf Camera told me it would have to be sent out to be cleaned and that to would take FOUR to EIGHT weeks!  I cannot be without my camera for that long so not sure what I'm going to do about it.  Sorry, these pics are not edited in any way. :(


  1. Wow! Looks like you got a lot of touring done in a short time. Photos look great to me, I didn't notice the dust issue. Here's a story for you, Andy bought V expensive camera had it ONE day and got dust in it. Had to send it off to be cleaned after just ONE day... not a happy bunny! It's happens! My camera is going to be full of cookie dough and cupcakes! ; )

    Keep 'em coming! We LOVE seeing what's happening with you!

    Deb X

  2. Great photos! Sara and Jessica look like real cowgirls.


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