Trip Start Jan 19, 2009
Trip End Jan 18, 2010

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Nashville I-24 Campground

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Monday, November 2, 2009

The Nashville adventure continues, ok so we technically stayed in Smyrna which is just outside Nashville but it's good enough for us. Its another week in Nashville with Jesse picking up a little bit of Australian contracting work so a few days were spent working hard (for Jesse and reading books for Bek).

We did manage to see some more of Nashville and touristy sites, find a $1.50 movie house and go Trick-or-Treating! First things first, Trick-or-Treat?!?! Halloween arrived and it was time to don our costumes and scare the local kids. All along Bek had been hoping that in a costume people would just think that she was a giant 5th grader, ha, ha. We dressed up as a zombie and the Grim Reaper. Apparently Halloween isn't celebrated as widely here as it used to be and some states celebrate it more than others. Apparently this state is not a beggars state (meaning that you can go to anyones door and beg for Candy, but apparently Ohio is, so keep that in mind) so door knocking is not the thing to do but fortunately our campground had Trick-or-Treating on the grounds and let us join in, woot, woot. Basically you trudge around in costumes and asks strangers for candy, it's a great way to meet new people, especially when all the other Trick-or-Treaters are under 4ft, and we scored a bag load of candy. Sweet!

Back to being human again, we headed off to the 'Hermitage'. This was the home of the 7th president, Jackson. Its not really a hermitage more of a giant plantation with acres and acres of land and a gigantic house! We toured through the house and the yards. It was such a beauitful area. Jackson fought in the American Revolutionary war and is referred to more often as General Jackson rather than as President Jackson! He is remembered for mixed reasons, as a strong advocate in the promotion of democracy whilst also overseeing the removal of Native Americans from their lands.

We also headed back downtown, in daylight hours this time, and checked out the main street and the old Grand Ole Opry building that still has shows but they aren't aired on the radio any more. In fact Willie Nelson was playing this week but unfortunately he was sold out (big surprise!)

This week the Micheal Jackson, This Is It movie was released so we stayed up late and went to the opening. If you like Micheal Jackson or think he was a musical genius you should check this film out, is a great watch. Sad to think that the legend is gone...

On that cheery note we will say adieu. We are heading South East to Chattanooga on the edge of Tennessee where the sites are plentiful. Tennessee, particularly Nashville is amazing, so many interesting things to do, see and learn about!

Love and Peace to you all, the scary (and full of candy) Bek and Jesse Train
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