Our trip to Nashville last weekend was full of fun. John, the girls, and I made the most of every minute. One of the highlights of the trip was staying in the grand Gaylord Opryland Resort. It is hard to believe that last year it was under several feet of water. The resort was renovated and reopened at the end of 2010. This was our first visit so I don't know how looked before, but I have to say that now it is gorgeous.
There was an indoor conservatory garden with many beautiful pathways winding through it.
Although ours didn't, some of the rooms had balconies that opened up to the enclosed gardens.
It is amazing that these plants are so lush and healthy.
My favorite part of the gardens was the waterfalls and hearing the continual sounds of rushing water.
The gazabo was the scene of a lovely wedding. I wonder where the bride and groom honeymooned?
Even the ceiling in the hotel had guitars on it! Or are they fiddles?? I can't tell.
One of the best parts of this trip was getting to meet Tina from In The Garden. She and her family are some of the nicest people I have ever met. When she found out from my blog that we were visiting Tennessee, she left me a comment about the possiblity of meeting in person. I emailed her right away to set it up. She was so sweet and invited us to her home. Since it was over an hour away and our time was limited, we decided instead to meet at our hotel. She and her family drove over an hour to meet us. How nice is that?
I was so happy to meet her. Our families hit it off right away. Everyone had a blast. Before we knew it a couple of hours had past. It seemed like just minutes. I know this is the start of a good friendship.
Tina even came bearing gifts from her garden! How cool is that? Now, part of my North Carolina garden will have a little piece of Tina's Tennessee garden. I can't think of any better gift than that...except the gift of friendship. Thanks, Tina, for taking the time to come and visit with us on our trip! You and your family blessed our day!