Opryland truly is a small continent. Actually, it’s kind of like another planet. With an immense indoor outlet mall, a 25-screen movie theater and a huge hotel called the Gaylord Opryland, the likes of which I haven’t seen outside of Vegas. It has several (yes, several) huge lobbies replete with indoor waterfalls and rivers. Not to mention the Grand Ole Opry itself, which is a lot less impressive in person than I expected. It’s essentially a big brick building.
For the first time in many, many years I explored a new city on my own (poor husband had to toil away at work). As much as I adore my amazing girls and my husband, I don’t remember the last time I had the opportunity to discover a new place on my own terms. It was delightful (and it helped that the weather was beautiful).
The girls are with my mom for their winter break and I invited myself on my husband’s business trip to Nashville. We arrived a few hours ago and spent a couple of hours exploring the main drag downtown. After lunch, we hit a bar and listened to some live music, which is everywhere. There are a lot of bars up and down Broadway and each one seemed to offer live bands – some of which were as country as they come while others were a little more rock. The band that was performing in the photo fell into the latter category, thankfully.