Enjoyed the hotels buffet breakfast this morning. There was a slight incident of some bacon being dropped on the floor (we won’t mention who was responsible for this) but other than that nothing unusual to report.
Then we walked to the Farmers Markets and looked at all the amazing looking produce. We had just missed the corn shucking.
It’d very hot and very humid in Nashville at the moment. Don’t get us wrong, we do like the heat, but one must remember to drink lots of cool beverages. We got some delicious drinks from a van. Strawberry & watermelon lemonade and a cherry soda (both house made)
Then we headed off in search of Antique Archeology – the Nashville store as seen on American Pickers. It was a bit of a hike to get there, and in hindsight we should’ve caught a cab, but it wouldn’t be a Steve & Blainie holiday if we weren’t walking up some highway somewhere in the blistering heat/freezing cold wondering if we are ever going to get there or if we are even going to the right place.
Well, we did find it, but it seems everyone else in the world did too. There was a long queue out front just to get in to the store. We’d come so far, so we had to wait.
The line actually moved quite quick and before we knew it we were in. Probably a bit more of a museum than a shop (although most things were for sale) but it was really cool to see some of the things we have seen on the show.
Here is Rick Nielsen’s (From Cheap Trick) guitar and Jacket. Cool.
Some other highlights.
We had a bit of a look around the area after leaving Antique Archeology, then worked out how to use Uber and caught an Uber back to downtown. Best decision of the holiday thus far.
Lunch was at Jacks BBQ on Broadway. Yes, more BBQ, but how can we resist? Just walking past the place, it smelt so good.
After lunch it was on to the Counrty Music Hall of Fame museum. The place was huge. Took us quite a while to get through it. So much to see and read about and learn. Great museum. Go there if you are ever in town.
Our highlight was seeing Gram Parsons Nudie Suit. Amazing.
Loads of other cool things too.
We were a bit tired after the museum so decided to head back to the hotel for a quick rest.
Got side tracked with delicious icecream.
For dinner we headed back to our new favourite place in the world, Pinewood Social. We sat up at the bar and had some drinks and dinner.
On the way back to our hotel we wandered up Broadway and decided that we probably should stop in for a whisky at Nudies Honky Tonk (which has the longest bar in Nashville) we made some new friends (again)