We crossed over another state line today. LIlly's favorite thing to say each time we drive over state lines is "Gee, this looks really different."
Tennessee is as beautiful as Kentucky. We only drove an hour from Bowling Green KOA to the Nashville KOA. We checked into the campgound, and as luck would have it, one of the must sees of Nashville is just 2 miles from the KOA. The Opryland Hotel was just around the corner. When I was talking to the KOA lady, I asked, "I know this is a stupid question, but why is the Opryland Hotel famous?" She glanced up, rather annoyed, from the desk and said, "You'll know when you get there." Well, alrighty then.
We drove over, and the KOA lady was absolutely correct and had every reason to be smug in her reply. This hotel is nothing like I've seen before, anywhere. It is the largest (non-gaming) hotel and convention center in the world. The inside is like walking through Disneyland, passing by different parts of the country. There's a Delta boat ride which of course we had to ride. It was the Jungle Cruise minus the spraying elephants and biting aligators. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk the distance from one end to the other, and that doesn't allow for covering all the off-shoots from the three (3!) main atriums. White lights hang from the atrium ceiling along with decorative Christmas balloons and animals. The pictures that I hope to post do not do justice, but maybe you'll get the idea.
Tomorrow we'll drive by the Grand Ol Opry and then pass by the Partheon on our way to Memphis. This is so cool!