Trip Start Sep 12, 2010
15Trip End Sep 25, 2010
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First stop after our caffeine shot was Printers Alley, which takes its name from its early connection with Nashville's printing and publishing industry. The alley also became the center of the city's nightlife and serviced the hotels, restaurants, and saloons fronting on Fourth Avenue, which was known as the Men's Quarter in the late nineteenth century. Think of London's Soho a few years ago. More disturbing to us were the signs in many of the windows instructing patrons to leave their guns at home (picture below).
A short stroll down the street took us back to the Cumberland River and we took a look at Fort Nashborough
Onto lunch at the Merchants Bar & Grille, established in 1892, where Jenny and I had our first experience of charred Romaine lettuce with caramelized onions ... surprisingly tasty.
After lunch, we walked up the road to the famous Country Music Walk of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to finish our afternoon being educated about the men and women who took country music in its many different directions in the 20th and 21st centuries. Mike J was most disappointed that Kris Kristofferson (who is known for changing the face of country music with his literary approach - think Me And Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, and Help Me Make It Through The Night) wasn't featured until we found his name in the Hall of Fame right at the end!
Ruby Tuesday - again