A couple of weekends ago, I took off for a girls weekend in Nashville with one of my oldest, and dearest gal pals, Jamie. Many moons ago she was the maid of honor in my wedding. It had been 6 years since we had spent time together; so I was super pumped. We had lots of Nashville plans of hitting the town. Then….BAM! I got a cold, and a doozy of a cold it was. Nothing was keeping me from our girls weekend, and thankfully she still wanted me (cold, and all). The weekend ended up being a lot of laying around since I felt like I had been hit by a train, but we still had a great time. Just doing what we do….laughing.
I was finally feeling better on the day I was to reunite with the rest of my Nomad bunch. Thankfully, Jamie, and her daughter, Audrey, had some time to mosey around Nashville with us. Since I still wasn’t 100%, we just took a little walking tour.
We hit up the Parthenon (full scale replica of the original) located in Centennial Park, and then headed to Broadway. Broadway is loaded full of music, food, bars, and boots. Seriously, we probably saw a dozen boot stores on this road alone. I think it’s a neat place to go to get a real quick Nashville experience. As we entered downtown Nashville we saw some people walking down the road with cowboy hats on; to which our middle nomad son pipes up with, “I saw people in cowboy hats; my Nashville experience is complete.” I guess to him Nashville is cowboy hats.
My Nashville experience needed to be complete by one little stop….my picture in front of The Bluebird Cafe. I’m a HUUUUGE fan of the show Nashville. I was even lucky enough to be an extra on the show, and even more lucky that my eldest nomad son came along for the ride. We even happened across Highway 65 Records, and grabbed a photo of that, too. If you’re a fan of the show Nashville, too, then you know exactly what that is. I had one more must see that I had to show the rest of my crew, and that was the Grand Ole Opry.
I wish this little day trip would have been more than just a walking tour, but you get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit. This was about all I could get out of myself, and this was pushing it. After the Opry, it was back “home” to Kentucky. A great day in Nashville, and hopefully more future visits in years to come. It’s a pretty cool city, and one I recommend checking out. Just try to have more than a few hours to spend there, and don’t go when you’re in recovery from a cold. Happy Trails, Y’all!