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2018 Vacay with the Harley’s (Part 1)

Our Journey Began on June 20 and ended on July 8,

sorry took so long to post…Happy Reading!

Hi there! How is everyone? We are headed to Louisville via Nashville for the first leg. The vacay with the Harley’s haven’t started ideally, we are trailering them this time. Weather is a huge factor and it’s just not safe. So to start off the beast died in our driveway (thank goodness for small blessings) so we borrowed a friend’s truck.

On the first day we left out with a small caravan of 4 trucks with trailers. But the truck we were in was having trouble in the north Georgia mountains. So the fellas switched a couple trailers around, much better.

We made it to Nashville! We hit Broadway quick fast and in a hurry, went straight for food and drinks at FGL (Florida Georgia Lines restaurant Honky tonk). Food was good but the drinks were better! If you ever get a chance to experience this place you won’t be disappointed. It’s 3 floors, 3 stages that potentially could have bands on all 3 at once. While we waited for our table we went up to the 3rd floor to listen to the band and check out the birds eye view of downtown Nashville, did I mention we love this place?

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this was our waiter at FGL.

Of course the next place we hit was Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Y’all this place has so much history, it’s amazing atmosphere. Again, 3 floors and 3 bands. First floor band was Rockin the house. Second floor band had a young Hank Jr look alike, crankin out the tunes. Third floor band sounded great, we just didn’t make it that far.

The next place was The Stage, they had a band where the lead singer was barefoot (yep, litteraly) and had some serious talent, we may see him soon in mainstream.

The final spot was Dierks Bentley’s place called Whiskey Bent. The Corey Farley band played everything from ACDC to Jason Aldean. Absolutely my favorite of the night. Their drummer sang most of the Rock stuff while playing the drums, this guy has mad skills!

We had to head back to the hotel at this point, most of us had been up before 5am and after quenching our thirst we needed a nap! Haha

That’s a wrap for day 1❣️

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Our 2 ½ weeks on the Harley’s (Part3)

Parrot Head shenanigans? If you don’t know what this means, I highly suggest you experience it for yourself at your earliest convenience; you will not be disappointed. Honestly, I love the music but the tailgating is totally where it’s at! Here we are with some of our most favorite people and we are all in various stages of inebriation (plenty of time to sober up later); concert doesn’t start till dark and it’s like 11am. We set up our canopy and began sharing our treats with others as they share with us. Who knew you could soak gummy treats (like those blue and white sharks) in Moonshine? Holy moly those were good! We are all dressed in appropriate Parrot Head attire and some people push the limits on what’s appropriate, but that’s all I am going to say on that. Skip forward to the end of an awesome concert, two of our crew members are missing. We find one of them, eventually. The other one, well let’s say security helped get our lost sheep headed in the right direction; honestly there was no sun to navigate by and those beer goggles weren’t helpful. The parking lot clears out and we head back to the camp ground.

In the morning, the Hubs and I saddle up to start the 3rd leg of our journey headed to a friend’s house in Harrodsburg, KY. This was about a 4 hour ride, monkey butt was quite happy. So here I go again, when you drive around in this area you see gorgeous landscapes and horse ranches. I was absolutely awestruck at the stone and split rail fences which being a bit of a history buff had me imagining platoons of military and militia from the revolutionary and civil wars walking around these areas. You read about these areas and the events that took place here but when you see where they took place it’s surreal. (Soap box: maybe what we need is to really teach History again?) So we arrive at our friend’s house for the night; which is set on some of the most beautiful property I have ever been on.

Now we are heading to Nashville, TN to take in all that is Country Music and then some. This was a 3 hour drive through more amazing countryside; seriously pictures just don’t do it justice. We are checked in and changed and hopped on the shuttle to downtown in record time. Can I just tell you now, if you like Savanah or New Orleans you will LOVE Nashville MORE! We spent 3 days but totally needed a full week. The first place we stop for a drink was BB Kings Honky Tonk. So let me tell you now they call Bars “Honky Tonks” and by definition (thank you Meriam-Webster) are “a usually tawdry nightclub or dance hall; especially: one that features country music”, don’t get me started but that’s what the dictionary says. On to the fun, we saw and experienced so much and just cannot wait to go back. By and far our favorite Honky Tonk was the Orchid Lounge aka “Tootsies” and our favorite eat’n place (hey just speaking the language of my people) was FGL’s new restaurant. We took the trolley tour and saw Music Row; my mouth hit the floor it looks like a residential neighborhood. We went to the Ryman; the atmosphere in that place gave us goosebumps. That’s how we ended up at Tootsies by way of the back alley from the Ryman; the short story here is there is no “green room” at the Ryman so artists would hang out in the alley and Tootsies. We went to the Country Music Hall of Fame; holy crap that place is Huge! We visited many other Honky Tonks up and down Broadway in this 3-day period but shucks darn we didn’t get them all; well we had to leave some for next time!

By the end of the week we are saddling up again headed towards home.