We’ve barely begun and we’ve already seen so much.
First, Nashville. We absolutely love this charming little city. We actually talked about moving here. Pluses: No income tax; a ton of live music; user-friendly city. Minuses: One—and it’s a big one—humidity. Can’t do it nohow.
We were incredibly lucky to get in to Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House for lunch (“suppah”), where we sat at the same table with a dozen or so people from all around the world. Here are Jim and Alan in the parlor, telling stories, before the dinner bell is rung.
We went to the Ryman Auditorium, which was where the original Grand Ol’ Opry was. It started its life as a church—hence the pew seats—and later it was home to the Opry. It’s a live radio broadcast, which is a kick when the Cracker Barrel commercials come on. Nowadays it’s in a huge auditorium out in Opryland, forty minutes from town. But they still are ON AIR and they still have commercials for Viagra and Cracker Barrel. No pics from the new Opry because I was on a camera break.