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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
25th Jun 2012 - Summer 2012
Days 6-7 Nashville, TN

And I thought the past few days were hot-today it’s still 101 at 7PM in Nashville!! But from what I hear from our neighbors in Florida they had over 15 inches of rain today from Tropical Storm Debby with two more inches to come tomorrow. We need the rain but not all at once!
Easy drive-no traffic and only 2-1/2 hours. Two Rivers campground is great, we’ve been here before. It’s almost across the street from the Opryland Hotel & Resort. Set up the camper, so easy with the new one I keep thinking we’re forgetting to do something. Relaxed for a while then went to the grocery store to stock up on a few things. Had dinner in the camper then read outside for a while. Couldn’t decide whether to go to the Opryland Hotel and walk around or downtown to hear some music at the bars. About 8PM we were so hot we decided to go to the pool instead of walking around anywhere. Oh, but that felt good! I feel alive again.
Monday, June 25th-Another hot one-101 again. Went to Camping World to pick up a few things for the camper, then to Opryland Hotel & Resort and walked through the atrium. It’s absolutely gorgeous. They say there’s over 10,000 different species of plants and I believe it. Lots of waterfalls and beautiful flowers, trees and plants. From there we went to Bass Pro Shop (still looking for some stuff, with no luck) then back to camp for lunch. Drove out to the Parthenon, which is an exact replica of the one in Greece, complete with a 42’ sculpture of Athena inside. Too bad it’s closed on Monday. Who knew? But the outside was nice. It’s in Centennial Park which has beautiful grounds. Didn’t realize we were so close to “downtown”-where all the action is, but there’s no action during the day so we went back to camp and in the pool. Got picked up at 6PM at the campground by Johnny, the van driver who goes back and forth between the hotels and campgrounds and “downtown” all night long. We’ve used him before and it’s great. He picks you up at your campsite, drops you off wherever you want to go on the strip, then picks you up at a specific bar every half hour so you never have to wait long for him. This way we don’t worry about parking or drinking a wee bit too much. As it turned out I didn’t have to worry about drinking too much beer, I had to worry about some guy sitting next to me spilling a whole bottle in my lap at one of the bars. Smelled like a brewery the whole night, but so did everybody else so it was OK.
Our first stop was Demos’ where we split a dinner, that’s how big the portions are. Walked around a bit in and out of venues listening to music, then ice cream at Mike’s and continued to drift in and out of bars for music. Even for a Monday night the street was crowded (not like the week-end) but still busy. The music is good, some bands better than others but it’s a fun free night. We skipped the mechanical bull riding, the nude karaoke and the dancing on bars this visit, maybe next time.

Tomorrow we travel to Illinois.

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Diary Photos

Us at Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel

The Parthenon in Nashville

Tootsies Bar in Nashville

Legends Corner

Us in Nashville

Diary Movies

Broadway in Nashville

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