|Generally, full timers don't travel on the week-end - we did. Traffic was tame, weather was multiple choice-rain, sunshine, snow showers, sunshine, and decreasing temps. Leaving from NC, I followed in the Tracker. At age 16, living in East Tn, Davy Crockett was my driving instructor:) That experience gave me the ability to rest the camera on the steering wheel, snapping photos as the Tracker and I swerved the curves! Once we crossed into Tn, we became the piggy back team; I could now take on my usual roll of navigator.
With the time change and a time zone change, we awakened around 4:30 AM Sunday. Not to worry, we were one of the first at Cracker Barrel for a dandy breakfast! The fire was snapping and popping and warm!
Talent competition in the country music capitol of the world must be TOUGH. Did you see the number of live music spots on lower Broadway? It seems the stars not only perform as mercenaries but will then drop into one of these spots(open day & night) to perform for the fun of it. In my opinion that is quite humbling.
Walking down the street sound checks could be heard along with jammin'. Sunny and 70 made the advertised two mile walking tour of "the district" pleasant. Our two miles lasted six hours. Gently rolling hills reminded us of San Francisco. While we didn't see any flood ravaged areas, the opulent Opryland Hotel, the Grand Ole Opry, and Opry Mills shopping center remain closed. Can you imagine economicnmic impact that has had? The historic Cumberland River meanders throughout the city.
Stay tuned Centenniel Park, the Parthenon, and Vanderbilt University campus! Oh, and not to be forgotten the Loveless Cafe. Trouble shooting the refrigerator did not reveal any problem(s. The temperature fluctuate s when switched from gas to electric. It is now reading time or more appropriately called pre-bedtime nap!