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  • Day46

    Musicians corner music festival

    May 19 in the United States

    We didn't want to be real touristy in Nashville but we wanted to experience the music. Elisa googled and found a free musical festival called Musicians Corner about 20 minutes from the KOA.

    Before our adventure out we all had a fun time in the pool, trying to stay cool in the humidity. The kids had such a great time and exhausted themselves that they had a great nap on the way to the festival.

    We got there right when it started, before the stage began, but the one tent was showing the royal wedding. The event happens from May to July on Fri and sat and are free events. We saw 8 artists and the best was Cordova. They were awesome. The last act was a chic from England that we believe that we have heard on a local radio back at home.

    There was one large stage and one small stage while the big stage changes artists. There was a few food trucks and Inara loved the retro snow cone truck. There was also a kids area where Brandon played with some kids. He played all the sports there on offer.

    We also met a lovely family who sat next to us halfway though with kids about the same age. The little girl had a soccer ball and her and Brandon had a great time. There was also a Mexican guy, our age, behind us and he started playing with Brandon. Brandon had so much fun,.and so did this guy. He said Brandon is a natural and was very impressed.

    It was a fun day but long as we sat in the sun and heat all day long. The lines for food and drinks were too long but all that didn't matter.

    We were all exhausted but didn't not want to go out on a Sat night in Nashville. The family we met gave us a few touristy suggestions and we decided on heading to the Oprey.

    The Oprey is a large complex that is known for its name as a event stadium where all the big names sing at. The Oprey has hotel rooms, shops, restaurants, bars, and is all under one roof, split up in different sections. We spent a few hours walking around seeing the " Delta " section, the rainforest section and another one. The delta had a river and you could ride a boat around. The rainforest had lots of plants, waterfalls, starry nights. We had a quick dinner at an Italian restaurant and got to watch dancing water. It was a nice surprise and we definetly want to come back and stay there, as at the end of this year there is a water park being built called sound wave.

    It was a late night but we all enjoyed this unique experience and had a great sleep.
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  • Day9

    Gatlinburg to Nashville

    October 21, 2017 in the United States

    Today we had an early start, as we needed to return our rental car to Nashville airport by lunchtime. Fortunately we would be crossing a date line during our drive, meaning we would gain an hour too, giving us an hour sleep in! Our drive today was somewhat uneventful, particularly since we didn't get a chance to stop in Knoxville on the way. I was only really interested in getting a photo in front of the Sunsphere anyway, just to see if anyone could remember that memorable Simpsons episode.

    Getting to the airport was near impossible, as there were whole sections of the freeway completely closed (no idea why). When we finally arrived we called for an Uber to drop us off at our accommodation. The neighbourhoods surrounding the airport weren't exactly the type you'd want to break down in, so it was good to see our accommodation was in a much more desirable area.

    We are staying at a guesthouse that Ted found on the Mister B&B website. We arrived before we were able to check-in, so we asked if we could leave our bags in order to explore downtown. We again called for an Uber as downtown was not really walkable from our accommodation.

    I'm not sure if I was missing something but to me, Nashville has no charm whatsoever. My impression was just a whole lot of people getting drunk in pubs playing the occasional country and western music, and the occasional beer-mobile going down the street. The town also wasn't that attractive, and lacked any of the character that makes New Orleans appealing. Maybe I just didn't get it. We walked down to the waterfront to have a look and again, it did nothing for me.

    After getting lunch at the appropriately named Pita Pit, we went to the Country and Western Museum to see what it was like. Since neither of us are interested in C&W, paying a lot of money to look at displays we didn't understand seemed like a waste. We felt similar when seeing the Johnny Cash museum. One thing that interested us somewhat was the Goo Goo shop which is one of the early confectioners in Nashville.

    We walked back to our accommodation in the now hot weather (shouldn't have worn jeans!) to meet the hosts of the accommodation. They also have a dog named Rex who immediately recognised us as dog lovers. We did some laundry and rested before getting ready to go to the Grand Ole Opry tonight. Since we've spent a bit of money to see the show, we didn't feel guilty about not seeing any of the museums today.

    As it turned out, the drive to the Opry was awful. Our driver seemed to take forever to get there, meaning our plan to have a formal dinner first was replaced by having a fast food meal instead. Even though we were among the youngest visitors to the show and our tickets were in the back row, we still enjoyed it. Some of the entertainers were great and it did show the appeal of the C&W scene. I am glad we did this or our trip to Nashville may have been a complete disappointment.

    We were keen to go out afterwards, so we called another Uber (almost impossible to find with all the people everywhere after the show!) and headed into a venue called Tribe. There was definitely a good, older crowd there and we managed to talk to a few of the locals. We probably didn't have the late night we'd expected, but it was still good to go out in the Country and Western capital of the United States!
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  • Day10

    Nashville

    October 22, 2017 in the United States

    After a slight sleep in today, we still had another day to explore Nashville. After having breakfast in the kitchen (coffee and cakes!) we walked towards the Gulch, which is more of an upscale neighbourhood of Nashville. On the way we passed through a farmer's market and one of the large parks, which made us grateful we are staying in the nicer part of the city.

    The Gulch ended up being a really nice area with art galleries, restaurants and high-end pubs. We ended up staying for lunch at one of the pubs before catching (yet another) Uber back to our accommodation. Ted needed to have a nap, so he took a time out. The hosts of our accommodation asked if we'd like to join them for drinks nearby, along with their friends Brian and Angie. Since hanging out with the locals is always one of our favourite things, we definitely couldn't decline.

    I'm not sure of the name of the outdoor bar, but it was definitely popular. There was a local sporting team that turned up there after their game, so there was plenty of people. One of the hosts from our B&B became really drunk so we ended up leaving and going for dinner nearby. Brian lost his mobile phone but didn't seem as concerned about it as we were! The hosts went back early (as the bar staff were refusing them service), so we stayed and had a few drinks with Brian and Angie. Since our accommodation was so close we were able to walk back. We have an early flight tomorrow so we're already packed for the next part of our adventure.
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  • Day40

    Nashville

    November 10, 2017 in the United States

    Wer Country mag ist hier definitiv Zuhause. Vor meiner Reise nach Nashville, wurde ich gefragt magst du überhaupt Country? Diese Frage konnte ich nicht wirklich beantworten, deshalb fragt mich danach noch einmal. Und was soll ich sagen, mittlerweile höre ich es ab und zu im Auto :)

    Nun aber kurz zurück zu meinem Trip:

    Nashville bekannt auch als Music City, ist die Heimat der Country Musik und davon bekommt man hier mehr als genug. Nashville hat definitiv seinen ganz eigenen Charme, mit den vielen verschiedenen Bars und Künstlern. Gefällt einem die Musik nicht, geht man entweder einen Stock höher oder in eine andere Bar.
    Wer einmal Line Dance ausprobieren will, sollte in den Wildhorse Saloon gehen. Zu jeder vollen Stunde werden neue Schritte gezeigt. Es macht Spaß und man lernt schnell neue Leute kennen.

    Grand Ole Opry - der Ort der die Country Musik berühmt gemacht hat, wollte ich mir nicht entgehen lassen. So habe ich mir spontan ein Ticket gekauft und habe mir die Show angesehen. Viele verschiedene Künstler, einfach toll.

    Toll war auch die Food Tour durch Eastnashville. Man lernt nicht nur etwas über die Geschichte von Nashville, sondern bekommt auch noch die Möglichkeit das Essen kennenzulernen.

    Wenn man sich allerdings Cowboy Stiefel kaufen will, ist man als Alleinreisender etwas aufgeschmissen. Drei Paar Cowboystiefel zum Preis von einem, ist zwar ein super Angebot, was will man allerdings mit drei paar Cowboystiefel?

    Es war ein super Wochenende in Nashville und ich war bestimmt nicht das letzte Mal hier.
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  • Day8

    Downtown Nashville

    August 11, 2015 in the United States

    I get an early start to the day and start walking downtown. I eventually find the visitors center. The man was so helpful. He gave me a a walking map of the city and I started wandering walking by all the history and making my way to the capital. The capital tour guide let us know that it was the only capital building to have two people buried in the walls and four more buried on the grounds. Pretty interesting.Read more

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