Grand Ole Opry Dressing Room #4
This past weekend some of my girlfriends and I took a trip down to Nashville. We continued our yearly girl’s weekend trip that we started around 6 years ago. So far we’ve seen the likes of Cancun, Chicago, Avon, CO and Nashville together. There’s just something about experiencing a new town or place with friends that ultimately helps make that town a little part of your history together. Somehow after 4 short days, part of our hearts were left in Nashville and Nashville will always be in our hearts.
Since one of the girls is a huge follower of country she volunteered to help us plan our outings and where we would be headed in the Music City. With her knowledge of the area along with the in-town expertise of another girlfriend of ours we ventured around this charming southern town for 4 days and 4 nights. I know what you’re thinking. “Look out WORLD! These girls are on the town!” And, to be completely honest we were! Although we wore ourselves out it never felt like we completely overdid any part of any day. We made sure to rest often so we were ready for our next big adventure.
The first night we were picked up by our lovely friend who lives in the Nashville area. She and her husband were so gracious with their time and car to help us get around town! The best part was that she was able to join us for most of our activities! Its always so much better to have the advice of someone who has visited the area before or who lives there when traveling.
As an unofficially trained “foodie” I was able to soak up several of the scrumptious offerings in the area. A few places we ate at were Pharmacy Burger (http://thepharmacynashville.com) and Pinewood Social (http://pinewoodsocial.com). Both are unique spaces and helped further our eclectic view of Nashville. Add them to a Fall Festival in Franklin, TN with a jumbo corn dog and a refillable soda stand and I’m a happy girl.
We were able to visit the Johnny Cash museum that although not huge was so wonderful. It is a beautifully arranged museum and tribute to the Man in Black. We then walked around Broadway looking for the best places to venture out that night. We ended up returning to downtown later for dinner and music. We had such a fun time laughing, dancing, people watching and listening to the live music that just floods into the streets.
We were also treated to a show at the Grand Ole Opry by our country loving friend. It was an early Christmas present and let me tell you we were in for a treat! It was so fun to watch how they record the show for radio and how they mix old styles with up and coming new stars. She also booked us backstage tours for the end of the show. I have to admit that the tour was my favorite part of the night. To get a glimpse into something that holds so much history and tradition was beyond what I could describe. We were allowed to see the star’s entrance, their back TV studio that hosted the show Hee Haw, all of their themed dressing rooms, the family and we also were able to stand on the stage.
A trip full of fun and interesting sights, sounds and tastes is all I can ever want out of a girl’s weekend. We had that and so much more.
TV Study inside the Grand Ole Opry
Opry Members Mailboxes
Stars and Stripes Dressing Room, Dedicated to US Military Personnel and their Families
Art Mural in the Family Room. The light brown line in the middle is the line of the 2010 Nashville Flood.