Where to begin? Well, first of all, we never got to see Cheap Trick. The concert was cancelled. Seems one of the guys from Def Leppard had a death in the family. While I'm sorry for his loss, I wish Cheap Trick and Poison would have still played. I guess the old saying, "The show must go on," doesn't apply anymore. And while visiting with our son was the most important thing, we still paid out a lot of money for hotel rooms and food and gas and other things.
The other down note from our trip was that whoever inspected our new(er) vehicle before we signed the papers and drove it home, didn't get all the lug nuts tight on the right rear wheel. We felt the vibration and heard the 'whump, whump, whump sound and got stopped before any real damage had been done. Here, you can see the results for yourself.
One lug nut was gone and it's stem was sheared off. All four remaining lug nuts were so loose I could turn them with my fingers. If something like this doesn't take the wind from your sails, nothing will.
Other than that we had a good time. Ate at a lot of nice places, went to Nashville and spent the day just poking around. Since the concert was cancelled we ended up with more time to visit with our son and Goody Two Shoes brother and his family.
Down on Broadway. Legends with the Ryman behind it.
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
A street performer down at the corner of Second and Broadway.
The latest fashion trend?
Goody Two Shoes, the Camera Totin' Idiot, and Deputy Dawg down by the Cumberland River.
Skippy and his girlfriend.
Hot country music at Legends
Ran into the Fab Four in Legends.
Ever see a toilet seat guitar?
Jonesboro, Tennessee, on the way home.
A B&B in Jonesboro.
Main Street in Erwin, Tennessee.
In the Beatles booth at the Fuddruckers in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Bristol Motor Speedway....or Thunder Valley, as they call it.
Last stop on the way home. Thurmond, West Virginia. Had to drive over this bridge.
The Thurmond Depot. The whole town is now run by the National Park Service.
What's left of Thurmond's business district. The movie Matewan was filmed here.
The window of the National Bank.
Miner's homes on the hillside.