First we visited Dad and Trish in Atlanta, and had a really nice visit. They are doing well and took us to a cool WWII Air Force base themed restaurant called 57th Restaurant. It was located adjacent to a regional airport and we could see planes taking off and landing...even saw a blimp land. If you look to the right on this pic you will see an airplane wing...there was aon old army jeep right behind me too.
We had breakfast in the am at their house and spent 2 hours recapping everything from Italy where relatives live to the old town in Plainfield. Lots of fun.
Part 2 of the trip was to tour Nashville. This won't be news to all you country music fans (all two of you that is) but Nashville is a HUGE center for music. Lots of things to do around that, including live music venues for dinner and clubbing, as well as the big concert scene. e.g. Ed Scheeran was in town, but being out of it I had never heard of him.
We went to the Grand Ole' Opry because, well because going to Music City just wouldn't be complete without it. The show turned out to be the regular weekly radio program (commercials included). While some of the entertainment was lively, lets just say we now know why they call it "Ole'. Some of the artists were virtually brought back from the dead. Maybe it was the show we picked. Check the lineup before you buy tickets. I didnt take this picture and I have no idea who this is...but we did see Roy Clark, Crystal Gayle. and few young artist, too.
We also went to the Country Music Hall of Fame. This one really is a must see. So many fabulous exhibits...including movies, old cars, recording studios, and everyone's in there as they took a very inclusive approach (did you know Elvis sang country music?...no, I didn't either.)
And what visit to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Parthenon? Yes, you heard that right. A replica of the one in Greece (Bob and Lynn eat your hearts out).
No idea why this one is here, they said they built it as a part of their Centennial celebration a hundred years ago. Oh well, you just have to wonder.
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