Saturday, May 09, 2009

One Big Tourist Attraction

I'm finally getting around to posting about the rest of our vacation. After getting to Nashville, we really did have an enjoyable stay. We visited a few of the most popular tourist attractions, like The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. Unfortunately, we took no pictures while we were there, but the history was incredible and it was a fascinating glimpse into history. We also visited the Opryland Hotel. Amazing. This is a hotel that most likely rivals the largest hotel on earth. There must be thousands of rooms. All of the pictures you see here are taken inside the Opryland Hotel. Prior to our vacation, I was told about the hotel, but seeing it first hand just blew me away. One wouldn't expect a hotel to be a tourist attraction, but you could make an exception for this one. There are three different botanical gardens inside giant greenhouses, a real live mini shopping district, many, many restaurants of varying flavors, a movie theatre, an ice cream shop, jewelry store.... etc, etc, etc. All inside one giant hotel. One could visit Nashville and never leave their hotel and yet not run out of things to do. The gardens were so beautiful, complete with waterfalls and tropical plants. There was even an indoor boat ride. I wished we could have stayed at this hotel for one night, as I would've loved to stroll through those gardens on a romantic evening. But just visiting for a couple hours on an afternoon would have to suffice, cause it was all just a little too "hoity-toity" for Adam.


Rachel said...

Love that last picture...very cute! Looks and sounds like you guys had a good time.

Priscilla said...

Looks interesting! I think it would be fun to visit it!

Martha said...

That does sound like fun. I'm so glad that in spite of the rough start, you held on and had a great vacation.

Jessica Morris said...

We walked through that hotel too!! It was AMAZING!!

We had called two nights before about booking our stay there - they were offering a buy one night get one night free if it's your anniversary, and that was PERFECT for us!! (The price of one night there is like the price of two nights somewhere else!!)
Anyways, they were BOOKED for the Thursday night! That huge hotel was sold out!! Crazy, eh?
There was a marathon in the city that weekend, and a couple other events, but still - SOLD OUT?!