|Ghost Ballet Sculpture on Nashville Waterfront|
We ubered out to the Gaylord Opry Land Hotel. It is quite amazing. While you are indoors the whole time, there are lush gardens everywhere.
Then we walked across the parking lot to the Grand Ole Opry. What a fabulous performance!
9/14 We got a slow start this morning because the air conditioner had shut off in the sleeping cabin. The strainer in the pump was full. After we emptied it, all was well with the world. A public service spot on clean water in Nashville was being filmed from the docks. It as in the 90's and I felt badly for this drop of water. She was wearing a life jacket under that costume and it must have been hotter than normal.
We went over to the Country Music Hall of Fame. It is very entertaining and well laid out. There was a special display devoted to Alabama at the beginning. The roots of country music was traced from the early hill music to the stars of today. In each area, there were listening booths, that featured about 6 songs related to each subject. One film traced the history of country music on TV from Tennessee Ernie Ford and Minnie Pearl to the Beverly Hillbillies and American Idol, Carrie Underwood. The outfits that were worn by both the men and women were very elaborate.
After the Hall of Fame, we headed to Tootsies, on Broadway to listen to some music. Broadway is lined with bars that are open and have country bands practicing their craft for tips.
Tomorrow, we are taking a bus tour and have tickets for the Ryman Theater.