Reflections on our month in Nashville
Trip Start Mar 01, 2009
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Other cultural highlights included the comprehensive medeival exhibit at Frist (a touring show on loan from Cleveland's Musuem of Art); we saw an amazing, 5th century Byzantine floor mosaic depicting Adam & Eve, numerous illuminated manuscripts from France and Germany and finely detailed, ivory carved reliquaries
The weather is warming up and trees are filling in now that spring is here. Some of my favorite days were spent walking and hiking in Centennial Park and Lake Radnor State Park. Belle Meade Plantation is also a beautiful setting. John surprised me with reservations for brunch there-Martha's at the Plantation-a real treat! As for dining, we liked Jasmine (fabulous Thai food), Dee's Q & Jacks' Barbeque, and Elliston Place Soda Shop, Sitar, Fido's. The Farmer's Market has a great Indian food mart and Jamaican restaurant. An unexpected outing on The General Jackson Showboat, thanks to our landlord, Jared (drummer extraordinare) was a fun venture and provided a trip up the Cumberland River, although we couldn't see much in the dark (Nashville had an hour long blackout while we steamed past the city).
We're gearing up to move on down to New Orleans before heading west. We'll be driving the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, and camping along the way. Hopefully our month of comfortable transition hasn't spoiled us too much, cause here comes some "roughin it".