The Prairie daddy was spoiled this morning. I woke up earlier and hungrier so he got breakfast in bed. We have a hot breakfast included with our room that we utilized this morning. We drove up to Opryland today and saw the Gaylord Opryland Resort. It is where the conference we will be attending next week is. Oh, by the way, we decided on Nashville as our annual vacation spot this year because we're attending the International Network Of Children's Ministry's Children's Pastors Conference.
The Opry Mills mall was our next stop and after a short time their we were hungry again. I had Prince's Chicken Shack on the radar. I read rave reviews about this joint. And it really is a joint, or shack, or some other southern word that describes a whole-in-the-wall. I was getting all excited about visiting this popular place but it was closed! New Years Day! And so we tried the next best place in the area...Ray's. It was closed! Much of Nashville was closed today, including every attraction we were interested in. Thankfully, we ended up having a great meal downtown at Demo's and watched the sun set at J Percy Priest Reservoir.
We met up with The Prairie Daddy's cousin Dave and his lovely wife, Laura. We will get to hang out some more the next two days. Then we went to the Opry at the Ryman. Now that is Nashville!
It was a decent line up although we only knew a couple names. My favorite was a bluegrass band that had some phenomenal musicians; a couple even had disabilities. They got a standing ovation.
Now we're hitting the sack so that we'll be all set for tomorrow's breakfast at the Pancake Pantry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Bluebird Cafe.
Watch out Nashville! We're not close to being done with you yet!