So we headed to Tennessee for a week since Tom had to miss my prior trip because of a pregnant cow. We did stop in Tacoma beforehand to check out the Pinball show there.
We flew to Detroit first. Here is a cool fountain there.
And we saw Justify win the Triple Crown there.
There were amazing thunderstorms on the flight to Nashville.
We arrived and found out CMA fest was going on and Broadway was packed.
The next morning we went to the Johnny Cash Museum.
And the Patsy Cline Museum.
We lunched at Jack’s Barbecue.
We then headed to the Country Music Hall of Fame. They had a nice Loretta Lynn exhibit there.
Here is some memorabilia from her years in Custer, WA.
Then we checked out the amazing artifacts in the rest of the museum.
Then we checked out some bands in the local bars.
The next morning we did a tour of the Ryman auditorium. Here are posters of artists that have performed there since its renovation.
Here is the booth the Grand Ole Opryland was broadcast from.
We then headed to Antique Architecture. The old Marathon Motor Company was more interesting.
We then caught some more bands on Broadway that evening.
The next morning we took a nice walk to a great Farmers Market for lunch.
We then caught The Rolling Stones exhibit that was in town. It was a truly amazing collection of their photos, posters, instruments and costumes.
Then we checked our the rest of the Musicians Hall of Fame Museum.
Then we put on our cowboy boots and went to the Grand Ole Opry.
We had a great time in Nashville but it was time to head to Memphis.
Addendum: here is a photo of some of the swag we brought home. It reminded me of some things I forgot to mention. The Eskimo Brothers were the bar band we liked best in Nashville. And we had a great lunch at the Fleet Street Pub. I had a scotch egg and Tom had fish and chips ( I ate his mushy peas). We had Strongbow cider on tap and watch some World Cup.