Hard to believe it was two years ago that I started the trend of crashing the conferences with my dear friend, Davina! We did Vegas in 2014 and this year it was Nashville! A conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel? Yes, ma’am….I’m in! One night there and the next downtown so we could play tourist, thanks to a certain Friend & Family rate, and we had a blast!
Conference schmonference, I proclaim that that part was great, she kicked serious lawyer a$$ on the panel and proved she’s super great at what she does, but come on, let’s go party!
And by party I mean watch the last Republican debate live from the Jack Daniel’s Distillery Restaurant & Bar. Yeah, our bartender handed her the remote! It’s more fun on mute, anyway!
Friday morning we headed downtown (after a pit stop at the nearest Target for sneakers -yes, I only had my boots!) with our fantabulous Uber driver, Rodney! I swear he never took a breath, he was so excited to play tour guide I thought he was going to stop Uber-ing and join us.
We went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and played county girl tourists to the best of our ability. From there we went to Puckett’s Grocer at Rodney’s resounding recommendation and had the Nashville foodie tourists must-have, a hot chicken sandwich! Keyword: HOT!
After lunch we went to the Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Nashville. This place is and was by far the greatest place on earth, in Tennessee! Beyond worth the price of admission. Terrific informative video and just too much history to take in while that place is empty. I would love to see that Auditorium in action. Whether it would be a Garth concert or an Obama rally, I would give anything to be in there. So glad it did not get the wrecking ball. (Or Miley, for that matter!)
A few pops at Tootsie’s to see the sunset over the City and we were loving life watching and listening to live music in Music City!
Yes, we wore matching sweaters. Inside joke. #wallahtour2016