Weekend in Nashville

Mom flirted with the gentleman next to her the whole time we were at Southern! I felt like I was eating along!

We had quite the full day after landing in Nashville (see Day 1 blog), so we slept late before going to brunch at The Southern Steak & Oyster. We sat at the bar where Mom flirted with the gentleman next to us the whole time! I felt like I was eating alone! Ha, ha, ha.

I had a perennial Nashville favorite – hot chicken – which was quite spicy and quite delicious! Residents of Music City love their hot chicken so much that they created a festival to this uniquely Nashville dish in 2007! If you’re in the city around July 4th, be sure and check it out!

After lunch, we then went to the Country Music Hall of Fame where we spent an interesting hour perusing exhibits of people we didn’t really know! Don’t get me wrong, we recognized a few names (Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, etc.), but there were certainly a lot of folks who were new to us (although certainly not new to country music). We enjoyed ourselves though! A few highlights:

Weekend in Nashville

The Country Music Hall of Fame has wheelchairs available for free (see mom in the lower left corner).

Weekend in Nashville

Vintage posters adorned the top floor of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

 

Weekend in Nashville

Honky tonk singer Webb Piece paid $20,000 to have a 1962 Pontiac Bonneville customized with handguns on the hood and elsewhere.

Weekend in Nashville

A hand gun for the door opener.

 

 

Weekend in Nashville

The custom job included more than a thousand silver dollars inlaid in the upholstery and a saddle around the shifter.

Weekend in Nashville

One of Elvis Presley’s “gold” Cadillacs – the paint is translucent pure diamond dust pearl, which was made from crushed diamonds and fish scales. This picture does not do it justice. It sparkled!

 

 

We were exhausted from all the reading and decided to spend the rest of the afternoon on a pub crawl! A few places we recommend:

 

Barlines in the Omni Hotel next to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Barlines in the Omni Hotel next to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

Weekend in Nashville

Barlines – next to the Country Music Hall of Fame (access it via a tunnel!). They let me take the wheelchair to the bar and then bring it back when we were done!

 

 

Benchmarks on 2nd Avenue - Mom thought the music was too loud here, but the guys were good!

Benchmarks on 2nd Avenue – Mom thought the music was too loud here, but the guys were good!

 

We ended our pub crawl at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, a Nashville favorite featuring local fare (meat & three) and live music. Highly recommend stopping by this place (in addition to Southern above). Opening act: