Welcome to another Trending Tuesday. Today I am going to talk with you about my recent trip to Nashville Tennessee. I have to say I love this town. Some people think that you have to love country music to enjoy Nashville, but I don’t think that is necessarily true. For me, I am not a fan of the new country music. Give me some good ole George Strait, but new country sounds like old school rap with banjos. I love old school rap, but the two just don’t go together in my opinion.
I will tell you what I do love, and that is history. Yes, I am a history nerd. That is one thing that I really enjoyed about my trip. I went to the Johnny Cash museum johnnycashmuseum.com, and the Country Music Hall of Fame museum https://countrymusichalloffame.org/. It is just really interesting to me to see the historic costumes and instruments of past country stars. The fashion interest is obvious, but my father played in bands my whole childhood. I was a little roadie, so seeing the history of the music that he played was also really fascinating for me. I would recommend taking in those tours when you are there.
Nashville is such an electric place. The day I spent in the museums it was drizzling, but the town was not letting that slow them down. I just used the drizzle as an excuse to buy a cowboy hat. It seemed like the right thing to do. There was a Nashville Predators game that day. Hockey fans always bring a party vibe no matter where they are. Nashville’s fans are no exception. I don’t recall ever seeing a grown man dressed like a cat, but I can add that to my “been there done that” list after my visit downtown.
While walking around taking in the sights I saw a party bike. My friend Dawn said that she would like to try that, so the next day that is exactly what we did. It was a Sunday, and we booked the 9:30 AM tour with Nashville Pedal Tavern www.nashvillepedaltavern.com. I was afraid that at the end of our two-hour tour (cue the theme to Gilligan’s Island), there would not be enough going on downtown. My concern was unfounded. If the bike is full there is room for 15 people. We had a full bike. There was a bachelorette party, people from Boston, a couple from Connecticut, Dawn, and me. We sang, we drank, we high-fived pedestrians, and had a ball with our driver Sarah. I have to say it was the most fun I have had in a long time. We had so much fun, in fact, the group continued to party together all over downtown until late into the evening. Even though it was Sunday the city partied on like it was still Saturday. There was live music at pretty much every bar and honky-tonk. Make sure you hit Honky-Tonk Central while you are there www.honkytonkcentral.com.
If I had a must see/do list of Nashville, it would include the Nashville Pedal Tavern, boot shopping on the main strip, and the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. No matter where you decide to go though, the people of Nashville will make you feel welcome. They are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. It’s southern hospitality at it’s finest. If I was going to move to the south, Nashville would be at the top of my list because there is so much to see and do.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little bit about my stay in Nashville. Until next time, stay a little bit country, stay as sweet as some good ole southern iced tea and as always…. stay glamorous.
If you would like to read about some of my other travels click the links below: