I’m not a big sports fan. I like individual sports teams, usually local or college teams. Wooooo Pig. Sooooie! Goo Lady Bears! It wasn’t until the day before we left for Nashville that I found out the NFL draft was in Nashville the same time we would be. Oops. Fortunately we’d made reservations for the hotel and had our tickets to the Gatlin Brothers at the Ryman. The only real issue would be traffic and parking.
It was raining when we left Willard (cue country music background). Uneventful trip and check in at motel. Wednesday we toured the Carnton house and the adjoining Confederate cemetery, as well as the Carter houses. This battle could have been avoided and included a charge even larger than Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg. After all the touring and listening to stories of the families involved during and after the battle we ate at South 55. I had their Memphis hot chicken sandwich. It was almost too spicy but I managed to eat it all. My dad said it was the best chicken sandwich he ever had.
Thursday morning we headed to Nashville the area around the Nissan Arena was blocked to traffic We found a parking garage near the Ryman and paid the $30 event fee to be there all day. We checked out the Johnny Cash museum. Did you know Leonard Nimoy sang “walk the line” ? You can check it out on you tube we are a sandwich and for dessert Dennis and I shared a GooGoo Cluster. They were advertised on the Grand Ole Opry. They are also good Then we went to the Patsy Cline Museum Also fun Then spent several hours at the Country Music Hall of fame before ending the evening at the Ryman Gatlin brothers were good but Ashley Campbell was amazing. Daughter of Glen Campbell. The night opened with Tony Jackson in his first time at the Ryman. I’d never heard of him before but I bet everyone will soon know his name.
We finished up the backstage tour just as the fireworks were going off over the Nissan Arena. Crazy traffic but we made it to the hotel without incident