Last weekend Rory and I decided to take a trip down to Nashville, Tennessee. Rory had a half day at work on Friday so we took off on our trip around 12:30. It is a little less than 3 hours away so it was a quick drive down. We got there in the early afternoon and we headed over to the Gaylord Opryland Resort. It was one of the coolest resorts I've ever seen. Everything is inside, but there are these amazing gardens and waterfalls all over.
They also had little shops and places to eat. We found these outside one of the shops. :)
After we walked around for a while we went over to the Grand Ole Opry. We were too late for tours so we just went to their gift shop.
For dinner that night we tried out Bar-B-Cutie. It was kind of like a fast food BBQ place. It was actually pretty good. From there we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed the hot tub for a bit and then played a game and called it a night.
Saturday morning we went downtown to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It's in a pretty cool building. You can see it in the building before.
We saw some great old country performing costumes.
We also saw this car. There were guns all over built into it. It was pretty sweet.
The car below used to belong to Elvis. You can kind of see all the different compartments in the picture below. He had his own little fridge and all sorts of things. It was pretty cool.
There were a few huge walls in the museum covered with these records. They showed all the albums that went platinum or gold.
After the museum we went back to the hotel to rest during the heat of the day. It was pretty hot. Later we went to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. We had fajitas that were delicious.
After dinner we walked down Broadway St. where there are a lot of shops and bars. We stopped in at one of the touristy shops just for fun.
I guess this is a famous record shop. At least the sign was cool. :)
Sunday morning we went to church and then headed over to the Parthenon. I was excited to visit the Parthenon. I was just in Greece, but the Parthenon there is falling apart. This is an exact replica of how it used to be. Plus it's in the Percy Jackson movie so I thought it would be fun to see. :)
This is the statue of Athena inside the Parthenon. It was pretty big. It's completely covered in gold flakes.
After the Parthenon we headed home. We had a great weekend in Nashville!