MARCH 15, 2014 (Saturday)
We all had a pretty miserable night last night. About midnight a large group of young teenagers arrived at the hotel. There was a lot of loud noises, running up and down the hall, slamming of doors, and many more annoying things. Around 12:15 AM we got a knock on our door. Thinking it was Lexi, I got out of bed and answered the door. Outside were three young girls looking for someone’s room to party in I think. I told them it was time to settle down. A while later, more running down the hall, slamming of doors and noise. I opened the door and looked out (in my jammies) and told the young men that enough was enough. I asked for the chaperon, who happened to be with the young men. He said he was trying to get them to settle down. Took about another hour. Anyway, we were tired.
This morning, when we went down for the breakfast, we asked if the kids were going to be back tonight. The lady at the desk said no. I then proceeded to tell her of our experience and she said they had a really hard time with them and almost had to call the police. She said they were outside and inside running amuck everywhere. She even said that they have a group of basketball players that come every summer and they dread them because they are so rowdy. She said this group was worse and she had a new appreciation for them. The bad part was, this was a church group. Sad.
Michael still wasn’t feeling well. He asked that Lexi and I go to the nearest Walmart and get his prescription refilled, which we did. While we were at Walmart we also got our hair cut. We stopped for lunch on the way home at a nearby Steak N Shake (Michael got a salad, Lexi and I got a hamburger).
We left for Nashville to do our backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry. The traffic was horrible, again, but this time only near the Grand Ole Opry area. This is a very big weekend for the Opry as it is its 40th anniversary. We finally found a parking spot and walked to the tour area. There were about twenty in the tour and we got to see the dressing rooms, the area they film Nashville, the stage, the entrance where the performers arrive, and a lot more. It was fun. We even got our picture taken in the special six foot round area from the Ryman auditorium. Glad we went.
On our way home we decided to stop for dinner at Whole Foods. We’re hoping a more organic approach will help Michael’s gout and health in general. We all got wonderful salads and drinks. We enjoyed the back roads home from Whole Foods. We are now home for the evening. That was our day. Hope yours was great!