Road Trip 2010 – Part 5: The Grand Ole Opry

We left Dallas, TX, early on Tuesday morning, August 31, 2010, headed for Nashville, TN. Here are the stats:

Depart Dallas, TX, Aug 31, at 7:30 a.m.

Arrive Nashville, TN, Aug 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Actual driving time of 10 hours 24 minutes

653.4 miles at 60.4 mph average

We arrived at the hotel in Nashville in time to check into the hotel and then head for the Grand Ole Opry.  The Opry is currently being performed at the old Ryman Auditorium – its original home – due to the flooding that Nashville got back in the spring. The Opry started at 7 p.m., so by the time we got there it was intermission, so we missed the first half of the show.  The second half was very good, though, with Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Little Big Town, and Montgomery Gentry. Only one night in Nashville – and then only because there is no way to drive from Dallas, TX, to Salisbury, MD, in one day – so the next morning we headed for home (after having breakfast with my sister and her husband at a local Cracker Barrel).