WARNING: I apologize in advance for this long post, BUT, I just have so much to share about NASHVILLE! You will be hooked and ready to add/subtract this place off YOUR bucket list! Stay tuned for Part 2 of my NASHVILLE excursion!
Bucket lists are a collection of ideas, things or places you want to accomplish before you start a family or you expire! The best thing about a bucket list is the fact that whatever you decide to add, it has no expiration date. You complete when you want and how. There’s no limit but the sky! Hopefully we all have one that you are adding to and checking off occasionally. Well I have A LOT of NO ORDINARY things on my list and keep adding to it.
Last year after Christmas,
I know, I’m so late in writing this post I had the chance to check off an item! If being spontaneous had a name, then it would be NO ORDINARY LIZ. I always keep an open mind and LOVE exploring places. Sometimes the BEST adventures blossom this way! If you recall, I had Achilles Tendon surgery back in October, so at this time, I was rocking my fancy “robocop” boot! Thank goodness I could still drive! Nothing beats a good ole ROAD TRIP and NOTHING was going to hold me back. Nothing.
So,without an agenda, a friend and I embarked on this journey to NASHVILLE aka MUSIC CITY.
The drive to NASHVILLE from Tampa was super easy, it took us about 10 hours. I know that sounds like A LOT, but knowing where I was driving to made up for the long hours. 🙂
ECSTATIC would be the best way to describe the instant I saw the sign…NASHVILLE! For just a moment in my fantasy world, I felt like I was an artist on my way to getting discovered. Heck. If only I could carry a tune!
Thanks to airbnb for hooking us up with this awesome place! The location was perfect. This super cheap place reminded me of a quaint house you’d only find in movies. It had the smell of “ole” living and everything we needed to enjoy our stay! Only a 10 minute car ride into downtown NASHVILLE! Home for 5 days!!
So as I mentioned earlier, we didn’t have a game plan on how we spent our days. I had limited mobility and had to find/do things that didn’t evolve in a
WHOLE lot of walking. Well, that didn’t stop me, I ended up walking and paying for it later, but it was ALL GOOD and worth it!
So where did I venture off to in NASHVILLE?
Well keep scrolling…
Recognize this place? This is the inside of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Absolutely stunning.
These images were taken out front of the Gaylord Opryland Resort “garden” area. The pictures don’t do any justice. I truly felt like I was surrounded by pure MAGIC! I’m just sharing a glimpse of what I experienced. Everyone should get to see this once in their lifetime. This is a MUST to add to your adventures in NASHVILLE.
Ever heard of the NASHVILLE Predators? This is where they call home, Bridgestone Arena! So much cool things happen here. From CMT award shows, to concerts and more. It was really cool seeing this up close!
Now THIS! I can’t express and CAN’T is a strong word here, express how cool this was! Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located right beside Bridgestone Arena where the walking distance ( or crutching in my case) was super easy. Considered the world’s largest museum, you will find preserved clothing of various country music star, awards and records dated waaaaay back!
I took so MANY pictures of memories to last a lifetime! But I’ve included a few for you to view yourself, you’re welcome! These exhibits/images are tasteful in showing you the “artifacts” of country music legends, icons and super stars from Elvis Presley‘s blue suede shoes, Johnny Cash‘s performing boots, that made his feet hurt because they were too narrow, HEE HAW, the best TV show ever, please bring it back to Carrie Underwood‘s dress she was wearing upon becoming the next American Idol! While viewing these exhibits, I could envision myself being at their individual concerts, front and center! What an experience.
WHELP, It’s time for me to put away my dusty “ole” old cowboy boot and Stetson cowboy hat, for now. I’ll let you take some time to digest all the amazing places I’ve been so far. I’ll be back at a later date to share PART 2 on other adventures NO ORDINARY LIZ takes on!
Before I go, I’ll leave you with this: know where I’m heading?
Tell me, do you have a bucket list? If so, where/what have you done to minimize that list? I would love to hear about it!
The review is written by me showcasing my adventures through Nashville. The opinions expressed above are all mine.