Thursday, November 20, 2008
Today, I took a shuttle downtown to see Rayman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Wild Horse Saloon, and Hard Rock Cafe. Very cool. It was cold and a little windy , so I was certainly glad I wore my sweatshirt. I walked all over and then caught the shuttle back. I took the tour at Rayman Auditorium which was neat. I recognized the seats and the backdrop from watching the Grand Ole Opry when my father was still alive. I took the backstage tour, which included the dressing rooms and make-up rooms of the stars. Lots of stories were told by the guide who had worked there for 34+ years. He knew all these stars and told us what ones were very nice, and what ones were too drunk to walk on stage or off...it was pretty cool! I totally loved it. Tomorrow morning we catch our plane at 6:00 a.m. so it will be a short night I'm afraid
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Opryland, beautiful, musicland, beautiful. I'm here on business, so I really haven't gotten to see much but the Gaylord Opryland, but it's wonderful. They have over 500 acres in the resort. They have their own mall for heavensakes. They start decorating for Christmas on July 2nd. There are millions of lights. Luckily they have them all turned on already too. I went out tonight and tried taking some photos, so I'll try to post them when I get back. Having a great time. Tons of people at the convention, and my feet are so tired of walking...I think I have blisters on the bottom of my feet...but I'll make it one more day. Our flight leaves at 6:00 a.m. on Friday...ugh. That's an early start. Can't wait to get back home.