Thanksgiving morning, we turned the farm over to our farm sitter and hit the road to escape for a few days. It was MUCH needed. We have been so busy lately that we were just passing each other coming and going. Nashville is about a 5 hour drive for us, so we were still on the road for the lunch hour and since Crackle Barrel had a line that seemed to wrap around the building, we opted to have Waffle House for Thanksgiving lunch! LOL!
We were in Nashville by dinner and staying downtown in the midst of everything, so we went to explore the Honky Tonks and find food. We had Thanksgiving dinner at Luigi's ... lasanga and pizza work just fine for me!
That night we walked around downtown and got a feel for where we wanted to explore further the next day.
For black Friday, there was no bargain insane shopping for us. After breakfast at Puckett's, we walked around downtown and then explored the Johnny Cash museum.
We had lunch at Demo's. Yummy pasta!! Then, we took a little nap! Then, the plan was to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame. But it was 4 and they close at 5, so we opted to wait until morning. However, we stumbled on a little concert in the lobby by Tracy Lawerance to kick off the lighting of the Christmas tree. So we stayed for that! :)
We went to Acme Feed & Seed for dinner and that was cool because as we got our dinner, a band started playing. They were fun!
Saturday morning, we toured the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had a display for the month and that was probably my favorite. Also, more Johnny Cash and seeing one of Elvis' cars. :)
We decided Nashville might have a cool zoo, so why not get in the car and check it out? So far, the car had not moved from the parking garage. Big Bear did a great job of getting us a hotel right in the middle of everything. But, the zoo was disappointing.
The absolute BEST part of the trip was saved for last...the grand ole opry at the Ryman Auditorium!!! Oh my goodness! I have NO words!! It was just amazing!!
It was a lot to cram into 3 days, but it was a great trip! I love a downtown that you feel safe walking around at night and has so much going on for everyone. It was good to get away, but also good to get home.