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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nashville Girl's Trip Pt. 1

Here I am, I finally stopped being lazy and finished my first Nashville girl's trip blog.  Yay me!  I really should have done it earlier because I already forgot a few things, but go well, you'll get the idea!

We started out on Friday morning with Mimosas, a Tanya and Miranda tradition, but this time there were five of us! 

We headed out for breakfast to Biscuit Love in Downtown Nashvillle.... there line was literally down the street so we went across the street to The Pub Nashville.  Breakfast was awesome and the had a Bloody Mary/ Caesar bar!

Lady and the Tramp with Bacon and two Canadian girls.

We took a little walk to start off the day, and found these awesome wings.  I have seen them on TV before but didn't realize how cool, and massive they are.

These Pedal Taverns were everywhere, at all times of day.  I don't really get it...  I don't want to work while I drink.

Our first real Nashville stop was the Country Music Hall of Fame.  A fitting beginning to our trip.

There was memorabilia from all the classics of country music like Johnny, Hank, Dolly and Merle as well as newer acts like Tayor, Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton.

Nudie Cohn, who designed all the awesome rhinestone outfits as well as cars for everybody in country music had a really cool car adorned with silver dollars and mounted with guns.

One of Merle's awesome outfits.

Hall of records.

Floor to ceiling gold and platinum records.

One of the actual Bandits.

I thought this was really cool.  They had some of the actual original scribblings of classic songs.

This room was massive and all around were the inductees into the Hall of fame.  In the middle there is a circle and if you stand on it and talk it sounds like you are yelling and can be heard all over the room.  Miranda and I spent more time than we needed here haha.

Around the entire room is also written, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". I tried to get a pano but it was actually pretty difficult.

Acros the street is stye Walk of Fame Park.  It is pretty new and still pretty empty but Johnny and Dolly are there!

We continued exploring downtown and checking out some of the famous landmarks in the city.  And we bought one boots!

We stopped in at Margaritaville, with the intention of being on "the Highway" my favorite Sirius XM station as they broadcast from there every Friday.  Sadly, it was crazy packed, so I just snapped a picture and we went downstairs for a drink.

We didn't actually have time to go into the Johnny Cash Museum but I needed a pic with the sign!

It was time for the Grand Ole Opry!  Miranda and I headed over while the other girls went home to change.  We explored and had a bit to eat and got some souvenirs before it started.  

Inside the Opry was different than I had expected.  I don't know what exactly I was expecting but it was just different, but breathtaking and amazing regardless.  The place was packed for a great Friday night show.

This was the schedule for the night we were there.

John Conlee was the host for the first 30 minute set.

Cassadee Pope.

Striking Matches.

 Bobby Osbourne and the Rocky Top X-press.

Chris Lane.

Ricky Skaggs.

Lindsay Ell.

Selah.  This was there Opry debut and they brought the house down.

We were lucky enough to have booked a post show backstage tour.  If you ever get the chance to go to the Opry, make sure to do this tour!

Giant Picture of Minnie Pearl on stage.

The mail boxes of all the Opry members.

A view of the dressing rooms.  Certain artists have their own dressing rooms and each one has a theme and it's own set of rules.

The family room, where everyone hangs out before the shows.

Looking out from the stage.

Our group picture on stage.  Miranda even sang a little bit!

Saturday started out at First Tennessee Park for Brewfest a beer festival with tons of breweries and food trucks and activities.  It was crazy hot out but we enjoy ourselves and tried some awesome beer and cider and food.

 After a long afternoon we headed back downtown to check out some of the bars and live music.  Our first stop was the Tin Roof for a drink and some snacks.

We spent some time at The Big Bang Piano Bar, with a great view of downtown and some fun music.

We went to a few other bars but our final top was Tequila Cowboy for an awesome band, the Nashville Nobodies and maybe even some mechanical bull riding.

The band even got Miranda on stage and sang her Happy Birthday!

After a very long day, we headed back to our Airbnb for some much needed sleep!  Stay tuned next week for part 2 of our adventures!

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