Monday morning Ricardo and I once again hit the Natchez Trace Parkway, traveling 220 miles north to Nashville. A slow and pleasant ride, a steady 55 mph, through beautiful forests and Alabama and Tennessee farm lands.
Arriving in Nashville mid afternoon, we checked into a hotel and set off the visit Music City. But first I had to show Ricardo why Nashville is known as the "Athens of the South". So, off to Centennial Park and a visit to the Parthenon! Yes, right here in Nashville is an exact copy of the Parthenon, more commonly seen in Greece.
And then it was off to downtown Nashville, the home of the Grand Ole Opry. We saw it all, Ryman's Auditorium, the Hard Rock Cafe, even Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Finally by 7:30 PM, we were exhausted and returned to the hotel. Ricardo to the pool and Chuck, relaxed with a book.
Tuesday morning found us at a great motorcycle shop inj Madison, searching for cooler helmets and looking at new Triumphs, KTMs, Kawasakis, Yamahas and Hondas. This shop had everything except BMWs. Finally we were back on the road headed to Bowling Green where Ricardo wanted to visit the Corvette Museum. All Corvettes are built here in Bowling Green, Ky and there is a very large Corvette Museum.
By mid day we were back on the bikes headed to the hotel. But first a stop at Best Buys. Last night Ricardo's trusty laptop began to fade......So, now Ricardo owns a new IPAD. Let's see if he can figure out how to use it.
Later tonight, we are having dinner with my sister, Deborah. After all I did go to most of high school here and both of my sisters grew up here in Bowling Green, the home of my parents, grandparents and most of my extended family. Tomorrow the bikes are going to take the back roads to Mammoth Cave National Park and then on to Hodgenville and Know Creek, KY, the birth place and early homes of President Abraham Lincoln.