Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Music City

For Memeorial Day weekend this year, we took a quick trip to Nashville, TN. I have always heard great things about the city and it is fairly close to us, so we went for a few days.

                                                                   Photo is from Google
We stayed at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center. Last year we stayed at The Gaylord in Orlando and loved it, so I decided it would be a good idea. Love this hotel! So big and so many things to do.
                             Exploring the hotel. We found the pools, the spa and outside they had games for
                              families to play and big grassy areas for kids to run around.

The Gaylord Hotels have huge atriums, filled with water features, beautiful plants, shopping, restaurants. It is hard to take it all in and just so pretty.
Our first full day in Nashville, we started at the zoo.
The girls rode a zipline thing. It moved fast!
After the zoo, we went to see the Parthenon. Downtown Nashville has an exact replica of the Parthenon and we had to go see it, since we might never make it to Greece :)
You feel really  tiny and small.
On Sunday we started at a Children's Museum and learning center. It was very interesting
and we learned about physics, the body and a special exhibit about dogs. We also
checked out the section of space travel. The girls tried a space walk ride.
We had to get out into the sunshine and enjoy the hotel pool.
And since we were in Nashville, the home of country music, we thought it made
sense to go to The Grand Ole Opry.
The show started back in the radio days and they continue to broadcast it
each week. They perform the show in different acts and still follow a
radio style format. It was very entertaining.
Vince Gill was the big name for the night. He has a great voice and
I was happy we went to see the show.
I snuck in a run and ran to the Grand Ole Opry House, since it was
fairly close to our hotel.
The Gaylord has a river system that winds through it and they offer
"boat rides", so we had to go!
Fun glasses to wear for the ride. They have a Jungle Book theme
going on this summer at the hotel.
We had some amazing food at the Hotel too. The pizza there so good and
I had the best fried egg sandwich! We are hoping to go back at Christmas
time because they have a special event.
One last photo as we were leaving. We had a great time and can't wait to go back!

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