Saturday, November 28, 2015

Last-Minute Visit to Nashville


we went straight to the Parthenon replica, it was built in the late 1800s for a World's Fair type thing and then was renovated in the 20s





inside, they built this huge 40-foot statue of Athena, in 2002













the Frist art museum. We did not go inside, as this was Thanksgiving Day, and the whole town was like a ghost town, very few people walking around like us, and everything was closed. 



downtown Nashville, we could park anywhere we wanted, no traffic


the famous Ryman auditorium, where the 'Grand Ole Opry' originated


this was one place I would've liked to have toured, but we just walked around the outside


Savannah's Candy Kitchen



a lot of southern cities we have visited (Savannah, Augusta, Chattanooga) have rivers running by them, and these slanty parks and large concrete steps to sit on




at the Nashville Capitol building, closed, so we walked around the outside





in our hotel


at the Stones River Battlefield







there was a museum open (this was Friday), and the boys found some Knights that had fought in the war. It was a very nice museum, with lots of interactive exhibits


Hazen Brigade Monument - the oldest Civil War monument because it was built by Civil War soldiers during the war. 




we waited in line a long time


and now i am ready to see some cave stuff







it was amazing to walk into this super tall-ceilinged room of stone


you look up and see this 


finally, we get to see the Ruby Falls, which was very impressive


the beautiful falls





the end of the tour, up on top of a viewing tower, overlooking Chattanooga


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