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... it was sensational.
Now this is the part of the story where our music journey goes into overdrive. We were looking forward to getting to the show, but on the way had to get some line dancing action in. It's what you do in Nashville. The number one venue for it is called Wild Horse saloon. Once again it was perfect timing as we arrived just as they were doing the instructions. The floor was packed with locals all doing the movements. Up on the ...
... 8217;s strum their guitars. We settled for Rippy’s for lunch as it was quiet (no musician playing at the time). Pulled pork roll and fries was the menu for the day washed down with a few "Sam Adams" and Coke Zero no prize for guessing who had the Coke Zero – a very pleasant afternoon.
The last supper was spent at a very nice Italian restaurant with David, Lee and the Big H – who again stole the limelight. The evening was concluded with a quiet port ...
Ralph McLean knows his stuff when it comes to local history - his own local history, which is what counted for us this info-packed day. We started with a tour of sister Brenda's exquisite house, with mom Wilma. Then we saw where Abraham Lincoln was born, at Hodgenville, and the farm where he was brought up. Ralph and Jeanie were married in the little hut where Lincoln lived! ...
... as they were heading to the Jack Daniels Distillery and then on to Panama City Beach where we would meet them the next day.
We had walked by the Ryman Auditorium on the way in, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry until sometime in the '70s. Pretty cool to think of all the people who have performed there (will put that on the list of things to go inside the next time I travel America :)
We set off trying to find a good late lunch ...
... off her apron and squinting at me)
Hattie: Listen Sugar let's have a chat. My sauce kills people. This is going to hurt.
Me: I'll do it on one condition...I get a picture with you afterwards.
Hattie B: Just a picture?!!? Oh, OK then.. You think you ready? Imma come off the line and make the sauce myself.
Me (thinking) : ......oh no
It was hot. Ghost peppers, Habanero flakes and some unknown ...