We spent the first day going into Nashville to pick up RV parts and supplies so Joel could keep himself occupied for a few days. He worked on some major projects over the Memorial Day Holidays and got the oil changed, coolant changed, step fixed (its been broken since Bandera), and the rest of the solar system hooked up. We had an old fashion cook out on Memorial Day with family. After staying "home" for several days it was time to explore.
Our first stop in Nashville was the Nashboro Fort on the Cumberland River. It's a half size replica of the original fort built in the 1700's.
I thought the sculpture on the was unfinished was the but it isn't. It is suppose to represent the three industries of Nashville: Music, Heath, and Manufacturing. The building next to it is an extension of the coliseum of the Titans.
We played tourist and went to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Well worth the admission fee. Our visit to Nashville was a few days before the CMA festival so there was lots of activity.
Part of the Country Music Hall of Fame included a tour of Studio B where over 1000 hit records were recorded and many of Elvis Presley's top hits were recorded.
The Cumberland river runs through Nashville. Last year the river flooded and many businesses were shut down to the floods including the Grand Ole Opry and the Opry Mills (outlet). We took a river boat trip on the General Jackson, the largest stern wheel in the US. The picture below is of his little sister, the River Queen. We could see the high water marks along the river.
You know its hot when all of the cows are in the pond by 9:00 in the morning.
It was so good to see my son and daughter-in-law and explore Nashville. It truly is music city. If you don't like Country Music, you're in the wrong place. It's a friendly, down to earth city, and easy to get around. . a little expensive but very nice. I'd love to return....in cooler times though.
We headed out down the road towards Mammoth Caves as our next major destination about 75 miles away.