Sep 8, 2009

Tennessee Day 2- Walking tour of Nashville and Country Music Hall of Fame!

Day 2 in Nashville!  We went on a 90 minute walking tour of some famous sites in Nashville and then went to the Country Music Hall of Fame.   On the walking tour we saw the Ryman Auditorium (the first home of the Grand Ole Opry)- ky and I played on like crazies on the stage.  We also got to see backstage at The Ryman, and saw the dressing rooms where Johnny and June got ready!! We saw Tooties Orchid Lounge (where a TON of famous country songs were written)...yes, we took our babies--IN A BAR!....we also heard a lot of insider stories about stars and Nashville--it was so neat!  There is too much to list of the awesome things we saw at the Country Music Hall of Fame...a few of my favorites were: 
*Elvis's car-this thing was HUGE, and it had a TV in the back!
*Elvis's gold piano
*Carrie Underwood's HUGE maroon taffeta dress she wore when she sang at the CMA awards in 2008.  
*George's Hall of Fame induction plaque
*TONS of gold and platinum records from over the years

I thought this giant guitar was awesome!

The Country Music Hall of Fame


Derrick and Lexie at the gift shop

Elvis's giant car! yes, it's blurry, but they wouldn't let us use a flash. 

Yes, I am on the sidewalk--but George is painted on it! 

Singing at the Grand Ole Opry! (the Ryman Auditorium)

Derrick and Lexie walking--she fell asleep on him--sooooo sweet!

Having an apple

We had a picnic in the back of the truck-much cheaper than buying everyday- and it was yummy!

One side of the street- BARS were everywhere! And usually rockin by 11 am! HA!