September 1, 2011
OMG, it was 100 degrees in Nashville today. It was awful difficult walking around the town. We visited some of the local shops and saloons, in the downtown area. Many of the saloons have music playing all day and into the night. We took a walk up the hill to the State Capitol. The place was fairly empty with the exception of security and office staff. It’s a grand old building with lots of granite and marble. The Senate and House were open to view but there wasn’t anything going on. Maybe that’s a good thing. We made a quick stop at the Hermitage Hotel. It's next to the Capitol and where many of the dignitary's stay when they are in town. After losing all that body fluid, it was time for a cold one. We started out at the Coyote Ugly Saloon. Let’s just say, it was a fun time, with another fun couple and a great bartender. Dancing on the bar is not restricted to employees only. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Great time was had by all. After a nice lunch at Rippy’s Ribs we stopped at the Wildhorse Saloon for another cold one. It’s a great place with line dancing, live music and Wild Horses. Well, maybe there were no wild horses. We made it back to the parking lot and to my surprise, our car was still there. There are a few shady folks that hang out in town and around the parking lots. There was a big basketball game going on in town and the place was starting to get crazy. So we headed back to the condo with only one wrong turn. Time to pack up again and it’s off to see Noel and Mary. We can’t wait and hope the weather will be a little cooler. See you all soon.
Bob and Annette