Business and Pleasure in Nashville

Princess Gail and I just got back from a short little trip to Music City, Nashville, TN. We decided to drive the 7 hours from Winston-Salem to enjoy the Fall colors in the mountains. We were so fortunate this year to have taken four separate car trips into the mountains in the past 3 weeks, and enjoyed all the altitudes from the top of Mt Mitchell to the floor of the Piedmont. I think I saw the best Fall colors of my entire life! You saw some of my memories in my last post. 🙂

If watching the Fall foliage wasn’t enough, I also downloaded a fun iPhone app. I was thinking about the old car game we played with the kids during long car trips, counting license plates from as many different states as we could. Well of course there is an app for that! License Plate Game was a lot of fun. I got 21 plates during this trip! 🙂

I had to be in Nashville for a work-related meeting, which turned out to be very informative, and held at the beautiful Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

I knew we were going to be there on a Tuesday, so before we left I had purchased tickets for the Grand Ole Opry. I have been there several times before and I love it! You never know the exact line up of entertainers for this live radio show until the last minute, because you never know who happens to be in town on any given show day. It turned out that Keith Urban, who lives in Nashville with wife Nicole Kidman, decided to play! After that, the show rapidly sold out!

Our favorites of the night were Kip Moore:

Sunny Sweeney:

And of course the headliners, Little Big Town:

And the fabulous Keith Urban!

All in all, it was a short but wonderful little trip to Nashville! Good memories made! And as always, we were grateful to return home, safe and sound. 🙂


8 thoughts on “Business and Pleasure in Nashville”

  1. OH WOW OH WOW OH WOW! What an amazing show! I am surprised Keith and Nicole live in Nashville.. somehow I imagined them overseas.

    I bet all of those acts were incredible. It’s great you both got to go!

    1. I think The Grand Ole Opry is a must-do if you ever visit Nashville. You get a good taste of country music history and tradition. The radio show itself has been around for almost a hundred years. It is an honor to perform at the Opry, so you see nothing but class acts. The tickets are not expensive. If you ever go, let me know. We have a little list of our favorite Nashville things. 🙂

  2. I love Opryland, but have never been as lucky as you guys in seeing such fantastic performers. Can’t believe there’s an app for the license plate game. What is the world coming to? : )

    1. The beautiful Opryland Hotel was totally wrecked by the flooding in the summer of 2010. It is still in reconstruction. It was sad to see that. – But the Grand Ole Opry House was easier to get back up and running. We really were lucky with a great line up! 🙂

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