When we were shopping for a travel trailer we poo pooed an important feature. It is possible to purchase RV’s with a winter package. Why would we need that? We are heading south for the winter. Currently we are in Riviera, Texas. The SeaWind RV Resort brochure lists the local weather stats this way. Average high 84.1°, average low 61.6°, average temperature 69°. Yesterday it was 6° in southern Minnesota, 14° in Tennessee, and 41° in Corpus Christi, Texas. The temperature was below freezing while we were in Kentucky. A Canadian winter cold front has pushed us south much faster than we wanted. Granted it did not help being delayed two months with necessary trailer warrantee work before heading south.
The Tennessee State Fair grounds are in Nashville. Fair grounds offer pretty nice facilities, and we have no problem searching them out as we travel. I believe there are many citizens who take pride in their state, and county fair grounds. All that to say last night the CMA awards were on, and I’m not an awards watching kind of guy. However, having been in Nashville for an overnight stay, I felt obligated to watch. Now I have a bond with music. Did you know that Tennessee has a National football team? I’m so ignorant.
Broadway is a major thoroughfare in the downtown area in Nashville, Tennessee, an entertainment district renowned for honky tonks and live country music. I fussed around with a six-point turn fitting the RAM into a parking spot only to discover it cost $20.00 to stay there for eight hours. We found a $3.00 lot eight blocks away. I bet Carrie, Bruce, Garth, Dolly, Reba, Blake and Little Big Town did not have any trouble parking. Nashville is pretty upscale with a great deal of construction, and remodeling.
We found great food, lots of high-energy people, and live music in a Honky Tonk where locals have been eating since 1956. We fit in with the masses, and shuffled up Broadway, and strolled through the grounds in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame. I should have allowed more time for the Johnny Cash museum. We did not hang around for the neon lights, again it was getting kind of cold, so we booked it back to the rig.
Did you know in 1966 there were only thirteen hundred and fifty two guitar pickers in Nashville. And they can pick more notes than the number of ants on a Tennessee anthill. It’s true. Nashville Cats
Country Music Hall of Fame