Karl would have been disappointed with us if we hadn't gone to a live music venue for dinner in Nashville. Good food and good music, although we did leave when they announced OPEN MIKE time. Might have been fun but we imagined karaoke quality singing.

I had to check out the Johnny Cash Museum while we were here, since he was such an early influence on my musical tastes. I remember listening to him on the radio and watching his TV show as a little boy.

It was well worth the visit!

All we knew about Nashville was the music side of things. One thing we didn't expect was this full-sized replica of the Greek Parthenon in the city centre, built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. It was quite a majestic sight.

Earlier in the trip Vyv got to act like a cougar and hold hands with a very young Elvis. Here she tries something more age-appropriate...

Vyv and I love the American Pickers TV show so we couldn't resist visiting their Nashville store, located in the historic Marathon Motor Works building, while we were there. It was fun checking out some of the stuff we remember seeing in various episodes.

Vyv loved this guitar sculpture. Probably because it so closely matched the colours and pattern of her blouse!