Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Some Nashville Sightseeing

Today was my kind of day 77F (25C), bright and sunny! I was up early this morning and didn't even need to bundle up. There isn't a lot of place to walk or run here but I managed to put in about 20 minutes then back to the RV for my exercises. Looking around the park this morning, we're probably in the worst spot in the park. The park doesn't have the famous "it" factor but it's not bad. The showers are very nice, lots of hot water, big enough to move around in and good water pressure and also clean.

The dog walk area

Around the park

Crossing the Cumberland River on our way to the Parthenon

Gordon had some things that he wanted to look at today so he had Miss Pinky programmed. First stop was The Parthenon. It's a full-scale replica of the one in Athens, Greece except it isn't ruins. Nashville is known as "The Athens of the South". It's situated in Centennial Park, a pretty park with a little lake and lots of Canada Geese. They beg for food down here too! They were shooting a GM commercial for the Country Music Awards when we were there.

Parthenon in the reflecting pool which is actually called a lake.

Me beside one of the columns
This is the ceiling outside of the building. We only went inside to use the washroom.

Side view of the Parthenon
This is the rear view
The lake with the geese
We walked around the park for a while then headed downtown to see the Capitol building. Gordon did some walking there to try to get some good shots but I didn't walk far. I didn't have much energy today. From there we drove to LP field where we had a view of the downtown skyline.

Capitol Building

LP Field

Nashville Skyline from LP Field

I had written down the address of a health food store as I needed to get some more apple cider vinegar so we went there, then on to a Kroger grocery to pick up a couple of items. In between we stopped and had lunch at Taco Bell. I wanted to go back to the RV park the scenic route but we couldn't find it so returned via the freeway with Miss Pinky's assistance.

When I got back I lay down for a nap, then had a nice shower.

Gordon is having a flare up of plantar fascitis tonight so he's doing his exercises for that. There may be less walking in his future for a while!

We're on our way south on the Natchez Trace Parkway in the morning.

1 comment:

  1. Sandra take the time to look around on the trace. The information center is a good stop. Located north of Tupelo. Have fun.
    Glenn and Sylvia


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