It’s been a day of ‘firsts’ today! First, we did the behind the scenes tour of the home of Country music, the Grand Ole Opry, stood on the stage and sang a song and then we ate fried green tomatoes! (The picture is a copy of the official one taken of us today so the quality is not very good).
The Grand Ole Opry was ‘born’ in 1927 and to any Country music fan is the place to be and a ‘must’ to visit. We walked in the footsteps of all the great, old and modern Country singers. A lot of them live in Nashville and perform there on a regular basis to sold out shows of 4,400 people.
One interesting fact is that each member of the Opry has their own mail box actually in the building and if a fan sends a letter to their idol, just addressed to the star’s name and Grand Ole Opry, then the letter is placed in the mail box and the stars come and empty their box and take the fan mail away to answer.
If you have seen the film ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe’ then you will know all about fried green tomatoes. They were delicious.
The Opry has its own outlet shopping mall so you know what that means …………. more shopping!! It’s now official ………….. we’ve purchased the extra suitcase to put all our purchases in. It’s Memorial Day Weekend here so there’s lots of exceptional offers in all the shops so it seemed rude not to take advantage of the cheap prices. Well, that’s what we are telling ourselves anyway! We got a really good deal on the new suitcase.
The other ‘first’ is that I’ve spoken to my brother, Tony, on Skype for the first time. He’s new to 21st Century technology, he’s just bought his first computer and smart phone, but he seems to be handling it all really well!!
I love seeing all the pictures of you both! I love fried green tomatoes, the movie and food 🙂 How exciting for you to experience so much. Good luck, and safe travels tomorrow! Xx
Thanks Nat. Hope you’ve had a good weekend. xx
Nashville looks great and you don’t need any excuses for shopping. Dad actually managed to use skype hooray!!!!!!!
Yes, he didn’t seem too stressed out by the experience!!
Only one suitcase? and still so many days to go!!!! Loving your diary – all good here.
We are only going to buy the one extra suitcase, once that’s full there will be no more purchases!! Promise!!
So glad you are enjoying yourselves, looks amazing only ever been Disney St Petersburg Florida Everglades and New York. I’ll be following you every step of the way. glad you’ve been in touch with Tony. I’ve booked to go to London in September to see the Pompeii exhibition at the British Museum with a work colleague really looking forward to that! Not on your scale by any means but I’m still working! Look forward to hearing from you with your updates. Take care both! And enjoy! x Rose
Hey Rose, let us know when you’ll be in London, perhaps we could meet up for lunch or something. xx
I’ve often wondered what Fried Green Tomatoes were like, now I think I’ll have a go at making some, as per Nigel Slater…
Hi Si, thanks for putting the link on for us, that was very thoughtful.
What a great pic of the two of you on the Grand Ole Opry Stage! Sandra, I thought Si forbid you to do any more shopping, hmmmmm? LOL this is ONLY Day 12!
It’s not just me doing the shopping Dot, Si’s lost all sense of responsibility and is buying too!! Once that new suitcase is full then that is it.