Monday, June 03, 2019

Nashville 50th Anniversary

My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year and we decided to converge on a VRBO home in Nashville, Tennessee.  We found a nice place that could accommodate the 13 of us and also had a pool.  As a pleasant surprise, the home also had a tennis court.

My family arrived in Nashville on a Friday night and we enjoyed a day at the Gaylord Opryland.  The Gaylord has everything from shopping, entertainment, dining and activities.  The highlight for the kids was the Smurf Fest scavenger hunt.  My wife enjoyed the boat ride on the quarter mile long man made river.  I enjoyed the pool side lunch.  We also ate dinner and breakfast at the resort as well.  The kids really enjoyed the breakfast sandwiches.

Finding the house was pretty easy and their was a lot of parking.

Saturday night my Mom cooked Indian food.

Sunday morning we had eggs.

Sunday lunch we ate at the Nashville Farmer's Market.  We ordered a pizza and chicken and waffles.

Sunday night we had a chef catered dinner. 
Course 1:  Puff pastry with broccoli puree
Course 2:  Shrimp or Green Bean tempura
Course 3:  Beet and Quinoa salad
Course 4:  Roast squash
Course 5:  Roast chicken and greens
Course 6:  Panna Cotta with berries and mint

Monday morning we had eggs and hash browns

Monday afternoon we had Hattie B's Hot Chicken

Monday night we had Turkey Sliders

Tuesday morning we flew out.

Aside from the food we enjoyed a few activities around town as well.  We visited the Parthenon and enjoyed Lyft scooters on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday night after dinner we went out for live music at The Station Inn where Fireball Mail was playing.

The main purpose of the trip was just to hang out and we did plenty of that.  Games at the pool.  Several round robin games of tennis.  We even went to a basketball court up the street to play a little ball.  They had a net at the tennis court at the house, but the rim was in rough shape.

All in all it was a really fun trip.  Props to the Nashville airport for having a very friendly USO lounge that is staffed from 0600 to 2200.

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