Honkey Tonk

The general honkey tonk area of Nashville runs from second through fifth streets on along Broadway.  The buildings have become historical landmarks and can be modernized from the inside, but must remain the same on the outside, some dating back to the late 1800’s.

From about 10 am to late morning the next day you can find good bands in all of the bars, many without cover charge, they survive on tips.  We found the music and food a great way to spend an afternoon unwinding .

Broadway
Tootsies on Broadway
Inside Tootsies
Second Street
Second Street
BB Kinds on Second Street
Canadian birthday girls, mother and daughter
Young visitors from Sweden
Red Dog on Broadway
Jason Aldean’s on Broadway
Rock Bottom on Broadway

 

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Built initially as a two story log cabin, Jackson later built a mansion on his farm.  It is very impressive from both the front and back and laid out on a very expansive lawn.

The grounds around the house are beautiful, especially the garden.  In the garden you will find three graves.  Those of Andrew and Rachel Jackson and Alfred “Jackson.”  Alfred was a slave born on the estate.  He was freed after the civil war, but stayed on with the house until he died at 99 in 1901.  His log cabin is close to the house and remains as he left it.  He was the first tour guide of the mansion.

Gravesite for Andrew and Rachel Jackson

Alfred’s House

 

Glamping for Seniors

Wikipedia describes glamping as a combination of “glamor and camping with the amenities.”  It is usually associated with tent style of camping and in some cases retro style RVs.  My definition of glamping is more for the “average Joe.”  For us, it is an RV, trailer or motorhome, with flush toilets, bath and showers, hot and cold running water, a fully functioning kitchen with at least one bedroom.  Prices for this type of new home on wheels may run from $15,000 to hundred’s of thousands of dollars.  Within a few minutes we were set up with all of the amenities of home, albeit smaller.

During our first trip we stayed at KOA’s.  They are all different, but also have basic minimum standards.  One had a beautiful pool, offered live entertainment in the evening and a pot-luck every Tuesday.  The same venue had shuttle service to the honkey tonk district of Nashville.  All had many amenities for outdoor games, snack bar, easy access and friendly people.

I captured some of the RVs that were in the campsites where we stayed.