So, Was It Grand?

Today, after a delightful visit to the only Wild Oats in Nashville, we met with my Cousin Les and his ladyfriend for a delightful lunch at his hotel. Along the way, we drove along the side of Vanderbilt University, noting along Music Row the large number of small music publishing companies, as well as hitting a bookstore (where I got a neat book on the Lincoln Highway).

After lunch, we headed out towards the Grand Old Opry. We started out doing shopping at Opry Mills, a truly large outlet mall next to the Grand Old Opry. My wife and daughter had fun shopping there. Me? I had more fun at the Opry Museum. We also drove around the Opryland Complex — boy, that is one gigantic resort and convention center!

After resting at the hotel a bit, we went back to downtown Nashville for a delightful dinner with Cousin Les on the 2nd floor of the Merchants Restaurant.

Tomorrow’s plans include a visit to the Belle Meade Plantation and the Cheekwood Gardens (almost a Nashville version of the Huntington)

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