A couple weeks ago Mark and I had the chance to go to the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Nashville. Here's a few pictures of what we did.
Our crew on the way to Grandma & Grandpa's house for the weekend.
We stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. It's quite the place with over 40 acres under one roof. My piece of advice if you go there. Were your walking shoes! There is no easy route to anything, we walked and walked and walked!
They even have an indoor river.
Our first night in Nashville we headed to the cities "hotspot" downtown, with all the other young farmers from IA. We eat at the Silver Dollar Saloon, and listened to a great band. I couldn't convince Mark to line dance though.
Everywhere you go someone's always wanting to entertain you. From the bars & restaurants downtown, the street corners and even our farm bureau meetings, entertainers where everywhere. This is Eden's Edge.
There's never a problem finding a good place to eat! We decided on a Brazilian restaurant for supper one night. If you ever have the chance to eat at one I highly recommend them!
They serve you a variety of meats and in this case warmed pineapple until you flip your marker to red.
Mark and I took a city tour one morning. We visited Ryman Aduitorium and the Country Music hall of Fame and drove around town looking at different sites from the bus.
This is the stage at Ryman Auditorium.The history dates back to the 1880's and became the famous Grand Ole Opry in 1943 also known as the "Mother Church of Country Music."
Anyone remember Hee Haw? We had extra time at the Hall of Fame so Mark and I watched old reruns of this show and clips of others. I wonder what it was I liked about that show, so cheesy!!!
A performance costume for the Farmer Boys. Pretty sure no true farmer boy would EVER wear this. :)
Our trip ended with keynote speaker Astronaut Mark Kelly, his wife was Gabby Giffords who was the politician that was shot in AZ. He did a great job and I would love to hear him again!