"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
The day after our adventure at Fort Campbell with my brother and his family, we all piled in his car and drove down to Nashville for a mini day-trip. Our first stop was a late lunch at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The place is beautiful! We wandered through their massive conservatories and pointed out the “fishies” and “duckies” to my niece. Opryland reminds me a lot of the hotels on the Vegas Strip – practically a world unto itself with restaurants for every palette and plenty to see and do.
Then we headed down to the Grand Ole Opry – the highlight of our trip. On a Sunday afternoon the Opry was already closed up for the day and we hadn’t thought to book a tour. But I loved getting to wander the grounds of a place with so much history. J and I enjoy our country tunes and it was neat to see a venue that has played so heavy a role in the country music scene.
With the little niece in tow and a necessary nap-time on the horizon, we didn’t have time to visit downtown Nashville. J and I have agreed that it just means we have to check it out during a future trip to TN. We will be back and ready to explore some of the local honky-tonks!