Monday, July 13, 2009

My World # 40

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive.

I made a trip to Nashville with the wife and stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This is one of the indoor garden areas called the Cascades. Check out the dual waterfalls.
The flowers abound throughout the hotel. It is located next to Opryland.
We opted out on Opryland this time because the wife found a show the same night at the Loveless Barn. It is located next to the famous Loveless Cafe. Steve Wariner was doing a tribute to Chet Atkins. We had supper with the band (well, one table over). The guy on the left side is Steve's brother.
The show was wonderful and Steve is an accomplished guitar player. He sang and wrote "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" and "I'm Already Taken".
It was a neat tribute to Chet Adkins and the money went to his scholarship fund.
Ray Stevens of "The Streak" fame was there because he was a friend of Chet's.
The trip home was spiced up by visiting with George and Betsy Adams, friends and fellow bloggers. Yes, you do make friends while blogging. Check out Betsy's great write up of the meeting on her blog.
You can see some neat parts of the world by visiting other parts of My World.

44 comments:

imac said...

1st class post my friend.

Lanny said...

Sounds and looks like a terrific trip!

Mary said...

I would say you had a great time :-) I've been to the Opryland Hotel several times and it is a really amazing place.

Abe Lincoln said...

Very nice post. I enjoyed it.

Carletta said...

I love that waterfall!
How nice you got to meet George and Betsy. They are a really sweet couple.
Just look at those happy faces.
Nashville - a country music vacation - so you FG!
BTW - where is your music. I miss it. :)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, fun post, FG! What a great place! Surely does look as though you had a lovley trip!

erin said...

opryland is a fab hotel, isn't it?
i was there back in 2005 i do believe for a conference. had never been there prior and enjoyed my visit.
so happy you had a wonderful trip~

Kathiesbirds said...

Sounds like you've been having fun in your world today! That dual water fall is something else!

ewok1993 said...

Wonderful post. And you had an EB with fellow bloggers. Great post, fishing guy.

Janie said...

I saw Betsy's account of your visit a few days ago.
The hotel looks great, and sounds like you had some fun music. I saw Ray Stevens in concert years ago. He was hilarious. Would love to see him again.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great post. I've always wanted to go Nashville and stay at the Opryland Hotel (and I'm not a huge country music fan). Always neat when virtual friendships on the net can be converted to in-person friendships.

Martha Z said...

Sounds like you had a good time. I like the indoor garden.

George said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Nashville and I hope you will come back to this part of the country soon.

Carver said...

Sounds like a great time and I enjoyed your shots and post.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

That was very nice shots! And the music vacation must have been a great event.
P.S. Tanks for stopping by and nice comments.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

It is so cute to see in the picture fellow blogger that we are exchanging comments on with, away from his bait and fishing rod.

Hello Mr and Mrs Fishing Guy!!! lol

Nice post!

Wren said...

A fun time was had by all ... how cool that you got to meet Betsy and George, in person.

Sally in WA said...

I love the Opry. Its been many years since I've been there. I don't remember much of the hotel though.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love Chet Atkins. Glad you heard the tribute show.

bettyl said...

Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!!

SandyCarlson said...

What a fun place. I enjoyed that. Some parts of this fair land sure know how to do it up big.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Who is that silly old couple in your last picture, Tom?????? ha ha ha

Glad you had a good time in Tennessee.
Hugs to you both,
Betsy

david mcmahon said...

I actually remember The Streak!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have read all about your meeting with George and Betsy.Sounds like you guys had fun.
Bessings,Ruth

Lantaw said...

that first photo is beautiful!

Luke Wiley said...

A cool motel!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A fantastic post Tom. Those waterfalls are spectacular!! WOW!! That seems like a wonderful show you were at.

Jama said...

Looks like everybody had a ball there!

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, this is a great post with images of very nice people.

Babooshka said...

My kind of world. Live music. Something we don't get so much of here, which is a shame. Those cascade too so well named.

Marja said...

You must have had a great time The waterfall looks terrific How wonderful to meet fellow bloggers.
In NZ we don't have that many bloggers

nadia said...

I love that dual waterfalls! The pictures are all great, and are proof that you had a fantastic time.

Darla said...

Love the waterfalls with the bromeliads tuck in around them. Sounds like a great time. You could not have met a nicer couple Tom.

alicesg said...

Lovely trip, you must have enjoyed yourself very much. Looked like a beautiful resort.

Tom said...

Great postings Tom.....
I am sorry I've missed stopping by for a week or so, but then it makes my visit here all the more special for me..
This sounded a great trip out, and I know your love of music is a big part of your life..
I lso like the post about the deer, and young soccer boy... perfectly worded to go with the pictures.
All the best and thanks for commenting on my post about my son's job...
Tom

Tricia said...

That's Ray Stevens? Omg - I hadn't seen him in quite a while! I'm so glad you got to meet George & Betsy - I'd love to meet them

Great trip & Great post

Arija said...

You were really living it up staying in such swanky digs! Good for you, you can't take it with you, so you may as well enjoy while you can. Seems you had a great time with concernt, dinner and meeting up with friends.

Tina said...

The hotel looks very nice..and oh my those waterfalls..a Betsy and Geo. fav!!
I read about your visits with B and G..so glad you got to meet and had a fun time.
Ray Stevens!! Wow..wouldn't have recognized him if you hadn't put a name with photo!! How we all change!!

Karen said...

That sounds like one fun trip !!!

Very cool waterfall in that first photo ...it looks very exotic..

Craver Vii said...

It is so good to hear musicians who can really play. Especially when they work well together. Lately, I have had the misfortune of sitting through a session or two where there were issues with conflicting tempos, tuning or vocal harmonies. Ouch.

Tina said...

the waterfall is stunning. I used the pic for my new desktop background! :)

looks like you had a nice time. I hope you did

Glennis said...

Those twin cascades are just perfect man made waterfalls. Good post, nice hotel.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

George and Betsy look like such wonderful people!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sounds like a great time from the beautiful hotel grounds to meeting friend bloggers at a great show.
Love the hippo banner picture!