Tennessee Trip Day 2 - Jackson TN to Nashville TN


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October 1st 2014
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Entrance to visitor center at Cypress Grove Park.
September 28, 2014 (Sunday)

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I had originally planned on going to the Casey Jones village in Jackson when I left the hotel this morning however changed my mind after doing some research and driving by it. So, instead I went to the Cypress Grove Park and did a short hike. When I arrived at the park there were two older men sitting at some picnic tables and no one else was there. I went any way and keep looking over my shoulder the whole time to make sure no one was following me. I’ve been reading too many murder mystery book. I did put my emergency contact ID in my pocket so if my body was found they would know who to contact. (I have a great imagination.)



When I left the Park, I headed to Nashville. I checked into a hotel then went to President Andrews Jackson’s homestead to take a tour of it. I also took the wagon ride that takes you further out onto his estate. It was interesting. I left there about 5 then drove to downtown Nashville to check it out.
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Inside the park




Downtown Nashville does not look like I was expecting. For some reason I was expecting more country night clubs with live music instead of tall modern buildings. I also found the State Capital. I was going to try to take a tour of it on Monday morning but after seeing the parking situation decided not to on this trip. Their capital sits up on a tall hill.



I left downtown and headed to the Grand Old Opry. I was surprised the new opry is in the same complex as Opry Mall. While I was looking around I meet a guy and his mom that were from Rockwall. We talked for a while. It is a small world.


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Cypress Grove Park

Some of the cypress growing in the park.
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Cypress Gove Park

Cypress growing in the park.
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Cypress Grove Park

Inside the park
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Cypress Grove Park

Inside the park.
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Cypress Grove Park

This bush in the parking lot was covered with butterflies.
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President Andrew Jackson's homestead - The Hermitage

Driver giving us some history on the Jackson's before we started.
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President Andrew Jackson's hometead - The Hermitage

Driver giving us information about the area we are seeing.
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President Andrew Jackson's homestead - The Hermitage

Wagon heading down the lane to back side of the estate.
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President Andrew's Jackson's homestead - The Hermitage

Wagon heading to the back of the estate.
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President Andrew's Jackson's homestead - The Hermitage

Front of the house - We were not allowed to take pictures inside the house on tour.
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President Andrew's Jackson's homestead - The Hermitage

Cabin where overseer stayed once the big house was built.
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President Andrew's Jackson's homestead - The Hermitage

Cabin the Jackson's lived when they moved to Tennessee before the big house was built.
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President Andrew's Jackson's homestead - The Hermitage

Tree by the big house. This tree looked so unusual. I bet this tree was there when President Jackson lived in the house.
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Grand Ole Opry

This is the new opry not the original one.
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Grand Ole Opry

Heading up to the entrance of the Opry
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Grand Ole Opry

Heading up to the entrance of the Opry
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Sign in Nashville

I saw this speed limit sign heading to the Grand Ole Opry


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