We left Locust Grove Georgia at 6 am on Tuesday morning, as we had to drive through Atlanta on our way to Nashville & didn’t want to get caught in Peak Hour traffic.
|Checkout how many lanes - 8!|
Well it was certainly busy but no hold up at all on our side:
Not so lucky for the people going in the other direction:
|Very busy going into Atlanta!|
It also starting raining & it was a lot cooler, but that is OK when you are driving.
When I booked our week in Nashville several months ago I had a lot of trouble getting Motels, I ended up having to book 3 separate ones for our week! As it turns out it is because The Country Music Awards are on this week!
So extremely lucky that I did pre-book as well as buying our Grand Ole Opry Tickets for the Tuesday & Friday Show.
Also lucky with the weather as the rain had all cleared by the time we got Nashville:
|A beautiful day|
|Found a friend|
|& Our favourite shop!|
We were too early to check in so we went touring!
|Dave thought he might buy this :)|
After lunch we went back to the Motel & checked in, we had organised a shuttle to take us to the Opry Show so we had a few pre-drinks before we took off.
When we got there it was packed - because of the awards & they have a full week long of entertainment - we arrived right in the thick of it!
|Cheers at Opryland!|
|Live Bands - outside|
|Lots of people|
Then inside for the Tuesday Radio Show - For those of you that don't know - The Grand Ole Opry is a Live radio show!
We had a good line up:
|Little Jimmy Dickens he is 91!|
|Oak Ridge Boys|
But the absolute headliner for the night was:
The following night Carrie won "Video of the Year" for her hit song Good Girl!
|A Great Performance|
|We couldn't even see the parade!|
We just checked out all the tourist shops & boot shops - lots of them!
A few buskers:
|These guys were really good!|
We had a lovely lunch at "The Big River" restaurant & then caught the shuttle back.
After a restful afternoon we went to the "World Famous - Nashville Palace" (that's what it's called) for dinner & were entertained with country music by this guy - sorry didn't hear his name:
|But he was a good singer!|
On Friday we decided to miss the crowds & go to the Movies. We watched Madagascar 3 in 3D - it was very good, we really enjoyed it & there was only about 10 people in our cinema! After that we had lunch & headed back to the Motel to catch up on some washing, we had our shuttle booked to take us to the Opry so time for a few drinks :)
Well it was very quite at the Opry on Friday compared to Tuesday night - apparently alot of the stars were having concerts downtown.
But we still had a great time, here was our line up:
|Lauren Alaina - She came runner up in American Idol!|
|& Charlie Pride - he was brilliant!|
It was a very entertaining night.
This Morning we had to move to our 3rd Motel - We are at the Airport in Nashville & fly out to Denver tomorrow morning to visit Jo & the kids - unfortunately Jas is away on business. We will spend a few days with them before we head off on our road trip:) cant wait to hit the country roads, had enough of the big smoke already!
Dave & Shell