Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Hermitage and Grand Ole Opry




Wow, what a great day. We went The Hermitage in the morning. It was the home of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the US for those of us who can't remember. It was beautifully restored. It had some of the original wallpaper from 1836 if you can imagine. The grounds were very pretty with all of the trees in bloom. The tomb of Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel are on the grounds.

The pictures above are dogwood blossoms and The Hermitage in the background thru the blooming trees.

Then this evening we went to the Grand Ole Opry. It was so much fun. Little Jimmy Dickens was the first host. He has been a member of the Opry since 1948 and is 88 years old. There were several performers that I didn't really recognize but we really enjoyed all of the great music. The square dancers came out and we remembered them being on the Opry tv show from when we were young. Then Rascal Flatts came out and they were fabulous, of course.

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