Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


We loved Nashville! We spent two weeks visiting the sights and could have easily spent two more weeks there.

There was the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Mammoth Cave National Park was 100 miles away, so we took one day to drive over there

to tour the cave.

President Andrew Jackson was a famous resident of Nashville

and his home is a great place to visit.

This is the final resting place for President Jackson and his wife, Rachel.

We made several trips downtown seeing the sights.

There was the self-guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium.

The Ryman is the "mather church" of country music.

It was the home for the Grand Ole Opry until 1974.

It was restored and is still a premier entertainment venue.

The Musicians' Hall of Fame is in the old Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

The Parthenon is a full scale replica of The Parthenon in Athens built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897.

 It is pretty impressive.

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, so we had to visit the capitol building on top of a hill overlooking the city.

President James Polk is buried on the grounds.

I thought the statue of Andrew Jackson looked familiar. After reading the sign, we found out this same statue was used as the guide for the statue of Jackson in New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

We watch the television series Nashville and had to make a trip to The Bluebird Cafe where a lot of the show takes place.  We were surprised to see it was a tiny place in a strip mall away from downtown.  The Songwriters' Association has purchased the cafe because it has been so important to music.

We loved our spot on the lake at Seven Points Campground.  It was a great place to relax after full days of sightseeing.

Goodbye, Nashville! We will return!

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