From Nashville to Memphis, TN: The Quick Tour
The third stop on our 2010 Road Trip Adventure was Nashville, TN, where the music scene rules and country stars are discovered.
We didn’t get to see much of Nashville, but Carrie from Tiki Tiki Blog, a Nashville resident for over a decade now, was wonderful in taking us to the many different spots in the touristy area where we landed that would be of great interest to us.
For my husband, she pointed the print and retail shop for Hatch Show Print, which has been designing and printing posters for the music scene since 1879. For my husband who is a talented designer of posters and many other things as well, this was definitely a highlight.
Parts of Nashville are still recovering from the floods that hit them this past Spring, however the city seemed busy, with many of the Honky Tonk bars delivering the live music performances that so many come to listen to.
We also thought the Parthenon was a pretty great place to visit and held a really interesting architectural piece of history of a city doing whatever it needed to make its mark, which it has in more ways then one.
Our tour was short, and we thank Carrie so much for coming out on this very, very hot day to talk to us about her town.
Immediately after Nashville we drove 3 hours to Memphis, TN. We arrived close to the end of the day when there wasn’t much to do in Memphis with the little ones.
No, we didn’t get to see Graceland, or the Children’s Museum of Memphis. We also didn’t get to visit theNational Civil Rights Museum which was on my list of must sees. We hope to come back again with our kids and expose them to all the history in both these cities when they are old enough to understand.
However, the sunset over the Mississippi River was beautiful and we managed to get in some really great eating (which I will talk more about in my Good Eats section soon)!
Both cities have a lot to be proud of. I saw qualities worth discovering in both and am glad we got to see some of it even if for only just a little bit.
Here is a summary of our visit in photos. Hope you enjoy it!
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Carrie at TikiTikiBl
Carol, thank you for featuring my awesome adopted hometown, Nashville! Thank you for allowing me to show you around and to meet your beautiful family. I have been here 19 years. Thought it would be two! But, we're here to stay. Viva, Nashvegas…
Carol CainCarrie at TikiTikiBl
Viva Nashvegas! Loved seeing it through your eyes! xoxo
Mommy on the Spot
I have really enjoyed reading about your adventures here and on Twitter. I really look forward to the day that my kids are just a tad bit older to go on these kinds of trips! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Carol CainMommy on the Spot
Thanks for reading, Mommy on the Spot! Last year, when we took the plunge to take a road trip like this (from NYC to Missoula, MT) it was a bit more difficult (but still awesome). Since then we've taken trips long and short which have resulted in us having little road warriors! Start your little ones on short trips…an hour…then two…then three…and get them used to being in that gorgeous minivan of yours on longer rides. They will learn, and together you and your family can create amazing memories together. Good luck and have fun!
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