I am writing this from a hotel room in Nashville Tennessee. We made plans to take this trip about a month ago, and before I knew it, the time was here.
I don't know why this idea came to me, but I saw an advertisement for a "Sound and Speed" event on this weekend, and decided to check into it. The "Sound" part for my Son, and the "Speed" part for my husband. I am sure you are asking, 'what is in it for you?' Well, I have always wanted to see the Opryland hotel, acres of indoor gardens, and water features. So, that is on my agenda for tomorrow. Doesn't that sound great for the middle of winter?
The real reason that we decided on this trip is because when I mentioned it to my Son, he seemed very excited. Shocking to me, because at 21 years old, who knew that he would still want to go on a trip with his parents. So, knowing that this would probably be the last trip that we take as a family,we decided to go. We did go through some unbelievable rain on the way, but we got here safe without any problems.
It has been worth it already to see his excitement over this town. He is a huge Johnny Cash fan, and when he plays, sounds an awful lot like him. We toured the Opry Mills shopping center today, way more shopping than I need, and not a garden store anywhere!
I am very sad that we won't be visiting the Cheekwood Botanical Garden. I am afraid that this would not be the best time of year to see it, maybe next time.
So, maybe tomorrow night, if I am not worn out from the walking, I will post some pictures of the hotel. I can't wait!!