Went to the Grand Ole Opry tonight! Riders in the Sky & Charlie Daniels were awesome! Hope I have that much energy at 82! Chonda Pierce was hilarious & we really liked The SteelDrivers! It was a great experience!! Beautiful grounds too!😍🇺🇸
We did a Nashville City Tour today & then we strolled down Lower Broadway or The Honky Tonk Highway! It was fun. Went in and listened to some bands. It’s just amazing the History in Nashville!! Some of the biggest Country Stars got their start right on Lower Broadway!! We saw the Parthenon built to look like the one in Greece. Saw the Ryman Auditorium & the Stadium for the Tennessee Titans!! Also saw the Hermitage Hotel that supposedly has a fantastic men’s restroom! LOL Also the beautiful Vanderbilt University. Weather was nice & no humidity! Tomorrow night we are going to the Grand Ole Opry!! Still loving Tennessee!!😎
Dollywood today! The temp was warm but no humidity! It was great! We were there when the park opened & they start with singing the National Anthem! How awesome!! 🇺🇸😎Saw a lot of shows with a lot of talent!! There are lots of rides for the youngins & we loved everything about the place!! We did a lot of walking but if you’re not up to it you can rent the motorized four wheelers!! Whatever they are called!! Southern Gospel Museum is there with the Blackwood Bros original bus they converted to a tour bus!! Happy Goodman memorabilia’s things too! Lots of places to eat! It was a fun day!!
Well we took abuse from the waiter Kyle, which was quite the character, at Dicks Last Resort in Gatlinburg Tennessee! If you don’t know, this place torments you for fun!! Lots of fun & my Baja Tacos were so good!! I’ve been to one other Dick’s in San Diego with my sister years ago! But I don’t think they are there anymore! Try to go to one at least once!! Loving retirement! God is good!
We spent the afternoon in the Great Smokey Mountains! Eastern Tennessee side & the Western North Carolina side!! The mist & fogginess that wafts through the trees looks like smoke! It’s just beautiful! We also walked a while on part of the Appalachian trail! If you are a big hiker you will love all the trails in the Smokey’s!! We were at the tallest part of the Smokies at Clingman Dome, North Carolina! The little Tennessee town of Gatlinburg sits at the base of the Smokey Mountains & is so darling!! There is so much to do in this area! It’s just breathtaking! Of the three prominent towns, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, I’d have to say Gatlinburg would be my place!! The other two towns are great but tons of traffic for the area. They say it’s a lot lighter now than it was in Summer! Yikes!! We finished our afternoon with a Baseball Nut ice cream from Baskin Robbins!! It was yummy! Such a beautiful place here in the Smokey Mountains!
The Ark Encounter is wonderful! Noah was so faithful to follow God & just trust Him to build the Ark!! Can you imagine?? When you come take the day to see it all. There are many videos that you should see & today they are having a Southern Gospel group & Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis)is going to be here so we are hanging around! This was his dream & the Creation Museum! It’s a lot of walking but if I can do it you can. They have motorized carts & wheelchairs to rent if needed!! There are places to eat, the Ararat Zoo with petting areas. Zip lines & kids play areas. Lots to do & see!! We stayed in a nice RV Park in Georgetown KY but there are other places to stay! 🙏🏻🇺🇸😎