A March 2004 trip
to Nashville by Cliford George.
Quote: This was a retirement present to myself arranged before the death of Johnny Cash to visit Music City and hear my beloved bluegrass played live. He died whilst we were waiting to go, so this gave me an opportunity to say my own goodbye to a legend.
The road system is currently being updated and consists of many four-, six- or eight-lane highways. The airport is modern and visitor-friendly, making it quick and easy to negotiate.
All the locals are willing to assist you and our Gold Star resort at Fairfield lived up to its reputation.
The two-bedroom apartment had a king size bed, whirlpool bath, and huge shower in one half, and two double beds and a shower in the other half. A fully equipped kitchen separated the two halves of the unit. A generous welcome pack awaited us. Check-in was been quick and efficient, and the front desk staff was only too willing to help us prepare our itinerary for the week by arranging tickets and excursions. This is a brilliant area for shopping with new malls and old time shops downtown. We were loath to leave, but are determined to return.
Use the local tours to get the flavour of the region. The area is Bible Belt country. It may seem weird, but take the graveyard tour of the stars’ burial places. I said my goodbyes to Cash and his wife June that way.
The ATMs charge you to get cash, so it saves you from carrying lots of cash to use plastic for larger payments.
The U.S. is great for buying clothes, but remember your spending limits. There are plenty of cheap eating places with good wholesome food. Try the catfish at the Cock of the Walk! Musicians will love this city; so will art lovers, so see the new gallery.
The apartments are superb, beautifully furnished and finished. There were three TVs, a coffee maker, and an icemaker. The large fridge/freezer holds all the beer you will need. A large dishwasher copes quickly with all dishes and the washer/dryer is quiet and efficient.
If you want to eat in, the nearest supermarket is about two miles away, although milk, bread, and other deli foods can be obtained from the service station next door (about 400 yards away).
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2004
2415 McGavock Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Cock of the Walk
2624 Music Valley Dr
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Attraction | "Nashville Zoo"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 7, 2004
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Rd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
Attraction | "Honkey Tonk Row on Broadway"
Honky Tonk Row
Tootsie Celebrity Van Tours
Picks up at hotels across city
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