Greetings tonight from Nashville! We decided to make this our stopping point on the way home. We booked a hotel that was near the Opryland Hotel, the Grand Old Opry and Opry Mills, figuring that we could walk around after we checked in.
What we didn’t figure on was the TAX FREE WEEKEND and the fact that the entire population of Nashville descended on this very area to take advantage of those back to school specials.
Talk about traffic. Yikes. After nine hours of driving the last thing you want is to be stuck in traffic. Our waiter at dinner tonight told us that the police actually closed the parking lot around the Grand Ole Opry because it was filled … and let me tell you, that parking lot is huge! Luckily things calmed down after dinner and we did walk around a little.
Not much else to say except this . . . we’ve been having a little fun at Siri’s expense. You know, Siri who lives in the iPhone. Joe especially finds her annoying when we are using the GPS; in fact, he doesn’t completely trust her. There have been many times Siri is providing directions, and Joe will say that can’t be right and then does his own thing while Siri is stumbling around trying to recalculate. Siri also doesn’t like it when we stop at a rest area. She goes crazy.
At one point during our trip we stopped for lunch at Panera, and Joe slipped his iPhone in his pocket totally forgetting that the GPS was on. Then inside, as Joe was walking around, Siri’s voice emanated from his pocket telling him to run right, no left, then right again. We found this incredibly funny.
We’re baaaad, but with these long car drives … after a while everything is funny.