Yesterday morning we said goodbye to Memphis and headed for “Music City,” Nashville, Tennessee. It was only about 200 miles away (a short hop), so we arrived at about midday and drove into downtown Nashville to check out my “Walking Tour of Nashville.” Our walk began at the original city settlement, Fort Nashborough, which is currently being restored.
We stopped at several “bars” along Broadway to hear some excellent “live music.” One of the places was Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a local favorite.
As a Barbershopper, I was excited to stop by the International Barbershop Harmony Society’s headquarters to say “Hello!”
We also checked out Tennessee’s Greek Revival State House, a very interesting and unusual design.
We walked past the Ryman Auditorium, for many years the only home of the Grand Ole Opry, whose live radio broadcasts began in 1925.
Our last stop of the day, not part of the walk but well outside the city center, was at the new Grand Ole Opry House, located at Opryland. We plan to attend Friday night’s performance.