Nashville cats, play clean as country water
Nashville cats, play wild as mountain dew
Nashville cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville cats, get work before they're two
The Lovin' Spoonful
While I am not an ardent fan of Country Music, I do enjoy it. Since no trip to Nashville would be complete with out listening to some "Country" we did just that, at perhaps the most famous County Music venue of all:
the Grand Ole Opry.
The Grand Ole Opry Theater is located outside downtown Nashville in basically its own country: Opryland. In addition to the theater, there is a huge convention center, large hotels, what looked like medical clinic and it is adjacent to a very large mall.
What is interesting about the Grand Ole Opry, is that it is not just a concert but also a live radio broadcast. In fact, it is the longest running broadcast in U.S. radio history. During the show, in between the acts, there are commercials by the shows sponsors. They also announce birthdays and anniversaries and there are welcomes to various groups in attendance. Another fun thing they do is little contests with members of the audience.
The show itself is a showcase of various artists. There is a nice mix of old timers and new comers so there is something for everyone.
All in all, the Grand Ole Opry is definitely worth a visit.
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1. a small piece of paper, fabric, plastic, or similar material attached to an object and giving information about it.
synonyms: tag, ticket, sticker, marker, tab
Like most gardeners, I like to start many of my plants from seed. It is much more economical than buying plants. Often you can find seeds for different and often more interesting plants than at the local garden center. I also often purchase unusual seeds on my travels.
One of the problems with starting plants from seeds is keeping track of which pot has which seeds. I have long since given up trying to label the containers with the whole name of the plant. Now I number my pots and keep a log of the plant names. I would write the number on a Popsicle stick and stick it in the pot. This worked out pretty well except for one problem: often the stick would turn dark and I could not read the number.
Well this year I think I have found a solution to my plant labeling problem and a use for those little plastic tabs you get on bread bags. I write the number with my never fade Sharpie on the bread tab and clip it to the pot.
They clip nicely onto those little seed starter cells and regular pots, too!
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City in Tennessee
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show, in Music Valley. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, packed with legendary honky-tonks, dive bars and dance halls.
Our recent family vacation was to Nashville, TN. Unfortunately, my children did not have their spring break at the same time so the oldest was not with us. However, my cousin who lives in Florida drove up to meet us so that was fun. While where we stayed was on the outskirts of down town Nashville, we did make a few excursions into the down town area.
Of course we went to the Honky-tonk section which I can only describe as crazy town! Between all the people on the streets and the music blasting out of every bar it was like a non-stop party.
Of course, I had to buy new boots. My cousin, who had no intention of buying boots saw those purple boots and couldn't resist.
We visited the Parthenon one of Nashville's historic sites which is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
Another place we went to visit was the Antique Archaeology store which is operated by the American Picker guys. We watch the show once in a while and it was fun to see some of the things they bought on TV in the store.
All in all, Nashville is a very fun town. Since we were only there for a short trip, there were lots of things to see that we didn't get to. I guess we will just have to go back!
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"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." Seneca
So, I have been absent recently from here because I have been "on the road." First I went on a family vacation and then I went by myself (!!!!) to my nieces college graduation in California. Both of my trips were lots of fun. I hope to share some of my thoughts and adventures in future posts,
While I love travelling, I have to agree with Dorothy: there's no place like home.
Have a fun day!