Let's not kill each other!
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We arrived in Nashville around 2pm Friday. We made it without mishaps and the girls did pretty well considering the long ride with only a couple squabbles in the last hour. As we were approaching the Opryland area, a General Lee car was beside us & my brother got all excited waving at them & blowing the horn! He got more excited as we pulled into Cooter's Place, where I had to pick up the Dukefest tickets. I waited in one line for 10 minutes only to be told the tickets were actually in the front! ARGH! I stood for another 15 minutes in that one while my family went through the Museum that featured displays from the original hit series show: General Lee, sherif's car, photo displays of Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke and even lunchboxes.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown which was conviently only 3 miles away from the motorplex. I suggested Demo's Steak & Spaghetti House and a complimentary shuttle took us there. We had an awesome waiter and good food. Broadway Street was crowded with people as we checked out some of the souvenier shops and strolled past the honky-tonks with bands playing country music.
Saturday morning the arguments started with my mom & my brother's girlfriend over pink cowgirl hats my mom had purchased for Emily and Lydia.
We went back to Cooter's Place so Kenny could buy some things and had dinner at the Opry Mills Mall at the Macaroni Grill.
Back at the hotel, my parents watched my neices and the 3 of us walked down Broadway to get a beer. Most of the honkytonks were crowded and we finally went to Rippy's but didn't get waited on so we ended up at Lengend's Corner. It's my favorite bar there anyways. Nothing too exciting except we saw the usual Elvis look-a-like and a woman got her picture with him. We passed on that.