19. Road Trip – 2018/2019: March 2 to March 8

Nashville, Tennessee is a great place to visit. You don’t need to be a country music fan to have a good time here.

Our first day we toured the Ryman Auditorium, where The Grand Ole Opry and the radio broadcast was held for many years. It was originally built as a church but turned to music soon after. Hence the nickname, “The Mother Church of Country Music”. On our last night in Nashville we took in a show at The Ryman. Wonderful!

We also took in a show at the new Grand Ole Opry House. “New” is a relative term as it was built in 1974. I also went to a performance (Joy passed) at The Bluebird Cafe (of the TV show “Nashville” fame). A very intimate setting to see singer/songwriters strut their stuff. This night there were two “The Voice” alumni playing.

Broadway Street. Where the action is. About 7 blocks of bars with live music, food, drinks and atmosphere. A good time to be certain.

There is also lots of history here too. Civil war battles, President Andrew Jackson’s home, the state capitol building, just to name a few other sights we took in. All in all, a good week. Now off to southern Indiana.