We have all experienced how the Covid-19 virus has affected our families, businesses, schools, and retirement travel plans for the past two years, so Curt and I decided to get our "shots" and start living our best retired life and start traveling as soon as we felt comfortable. What better way to celebrate travel again then by starting a new tradition that we now are going to call "Happy Birthday to Us!" Yes, we have decided from now on to spend our birthdays (I'm three days older, but ya know I look much younger than my handsome guy") somewhere new and fun! It might be down the road a bit to a local BnB or somewhere far away! At our age, every birthday is a blessing!
Our birthday bash was to a city that both of us have wanted to visit for a long time! Nashville, Tennessee, home of country music and more! We know lots of friends who jump a plane and fly to Nashville every year or so and rave about the music and food and music! What a perfect place to celebrate 60 years on this planet and 35 years together!
00:56 Life Lesson from Curt's best selling book "Fix the Problem and other Life Lessons from a Pragmatic Dad. You can find it here: https://amzn.to/2Zdm2pp
02:44 Nashville, Tennessee https://www.visitmusiccity.com/
03:44 Broadway Street https://nashvilledowntown.com/go/broadway
04:00 We stayed here: Holiday Inn Express https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/nashville/bnabw/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-EX-_-US-_-BNABW
09:08 Legends ( our favorite honkytonk) https://www.legendscorner.com/ (Thank you Stewart and Kathy for the recommendation)
09:37 Tootsies was another fun place https://nashvilledowntown.com/go/tootsies-orchid-lounge
09:53 Bluebird Cafe https://bluebirdcafe.com/
10:27 Benchmark was another favorite of ours http://www.benchmarknashville.com/
11:25 It was interesting to walk around where the Nashville bombing happened in 2019. It was such a sad time for Nashville however the city is rebuilding and handling the mess of construction as best as possible. Here is a link to the Nashville explosion https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2020/12/26/nashville-bombing-address-location-map-businesses-affected/4047904001/
11:31 Nashville artists and community painting the boards covering the broken windows
12:22 Our favorite eateries in Nashville (Curt's pick")
Martin's BBQ https://www.martinsbbqjoint.com/downtown-nashville
13:07 (Cindy's pick") The Merchant
14:00 Acme Feed and Seed Company was great food also https://www.acmefeedandseed.com/
14:50 The Ole Smoky Distillery https://6thandpeabody.com/
Yee-Haw Brewing https://yeehawbrewing.com/
16:30 Nashville Convention Center and Country Music Hall of Fame is a must if you are visiting https://www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com/
17:57 Studio B tour is a great tour! Stand where Elvis stood recording!
18:42 Nashville Parthenon https://www.nashvilleparthenon.com/
19:49 Pedal bars in Nashville are a sight to see! https://nashvillebarbike.com/
21:56 Grand Ole Opry https://www.opry.com/
23:08 Nashville's beautiful Gaylord Hotel