HERE to see that blog post). Then, we enjoyed a wonderful evening on the General Andrew Jackson Showboat (click HERE for this post). The third and final portion of our special weekend was a morning at the glorious OPRYLAND HOTEL.
If you have never been to a fancy-dancy hotel (quite expensive --unless you get a good deal, or come with a convention group), you need to see this one. The first time I walked in this hotel, my mouth was hanging open the entire time we were there... What an awesome place!
The best thing is that one can walk through the NINE ACRES and enjoy it without spending a dime (unless you opt to stay, eat or shop there). This hotel is a photographers dream!!!! First of all, since there are nine acres (all indoor) ---you must realize that this place is HUGE. There are 3 large hotels (following different themes), many restaurants/shops, a large lobby area, and a big convention center area.
Our favorite area is the DELTA --but we also enjoyed seeing both the GARDEN CONSERVATORY and the CASCADES.... If you can dream of being in a HUGE tropical garden containing a river, cascades and waterfalls---you won't believe you are inside of a 'hotel'....
A couple of years ago, Nashville had a horrible flood ---and the Opryland Hotel was flooded... The hotel was closed for awhile ---but after renovations, it has come back even BETTER...
You may ask if George and I have ever 'stayed' in that hotel... The answer is YES.... I surprised George with a night at the Opryland Hotel for his birthday in March of 2002. We stayed in the DELTA area --with a room overlooking the 'delta'... It was phenomenal!!!!! (That was when we were both working fulltime and not living on a retiree's budget!!!! ha)
Today I will share just a few of the MANY pictures which we took on the 24th while there. IF you want more info about the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, click HERE.
Above is a picture taken inside the DELTA.... (Again, I say that all of this hotel is INSIDE. You can see a little of the glass roof area.) Be sure and take a boat ride while you are in the Delta. We've done it and it is wonderful...
Hope you enjoy my little tour. Be sure to enlarge the photos for bigger prints.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing just a few of our pictures from that weekend.. We had a TERRIFIC 11th wedding anniversary, and didn't have to go far from home for this one!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday.