(Thank you Ferdie and Cora for being such a generous host.)
I was once again in the Nashville area for a few days this week. The occasion this time was a mini reunion with three of my buddies in college from Manila who now live in different states of the US. Besides catching up with my classmates we also took this opportunity to tour around.
We jaunt around Broadway area, known for its restaurants and bars with live country and honky tonk music. It was raining that afternoon, but that did not stop us nor did it dampen our enthusiasm. We even went around Broadway area in a Party Bike, which is technically a bar on wheels (drink and drive?), but you have to work and pedal it around.
Photos above is the Johnny Cash museum and the AT&T building also known as the Batman building.
We visited Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Besides having hotel and meeting rooms, it boasts of having indoor gardens and a jungle forest complete with fountains, falls and river. It even has a river boat ride inside!
We walked around Centennial Park as well. The centerpiece of this park is the Parthenon, a replica of the ancient structure in Athens, Greece. Look at those massive columns.
We also toured Cheekwood, a 55-acre botanical garden In Nashville. It is a historic estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune.
I did not know that hanging up the laundry (sinampay) can be an art. (First photo below)
It was a short visit but it was an eventful trip. The highlight of course was the shared memories and laughter from yesteryears. The place of our gathering may be new and foreign, but our friendship bond is old and very familiar.
(*photos taken with an iPhone)