Saturday, November 11, 2006

Yeehaw! Welcome to Nashville

I was surprised to find Nashville such a liveable city. It didn't hurt that for the two days we were there it was 78 degrees in November....The downtown is not very big, and it is mostly country and western buildings. Two of the few main buildings include the Grand Ole Opry and Gaylord Entertainment Center - where this year's Country Music Awards were held.

Nashville is also the proud home of the Parthenon - a replica of the one in Greece, complete with a 40 foot statue of Athena.

We also went to Belle Meade Plantation, an old plantation known for raising thoroughbred racehorses and being a stud farm - not to mention for being the headquarters for the Confederate Army at some point during the Civil War. The Battle of Nashville was fought on the front lawn, and you can still see the bullet holes in the front columns of the house. Supposedly one of the plantation owner's daughters stood on the big porch yelling "get off my daddy's lawn" at the soldiers during the fight.

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