On the trip to Nashville, we visited a number of tourist sites, and also spent two full days flying.
The Tuesday morning that we left home, we woke up before 3:30 a.m. so we could catch an early flight out of Saskatoon. We had to get de-iced, because the temperature was sub-zero and foggy.
Toronto had just gotten a dusting of snow.
But in Nashville, the trees were almost finished flowering.
During one break in sessions at the film festival, we toured a farmyard right in Franklin TN. A Civil War battle was fought right next to this house.
Evidence of bullet holes.
A picture with the instructors of the film making course I took last fall. The film I made during that course won the Young Filmmakers Award.
Since the conference ended on Saturday night, we moved to a hotel in Nashville for the last 2 nights so we could be closer to the airport, etc. The church we went to on Sunday had a huge orchestra and choir.
On Sunday afternoon we went for a hike. (Heidi had flown in to join us on Friday.)
Here is a replica of the Greek Parthenon from Athens Greece, right in Nashville. It was quite interesting. Paul probably would have seen the original when he preached in Athens.
It was a massive structure!
The grand Ryman Auditorium, a famous concert hall.
A downtown pedestrian bridge.
An old fort right by the river. Unfortunately most everywhere else in downtown Nashville was a slop hole of partying. Especially since it was St. Patrick’s day weekend.
On Monday, we visited President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. He was the seventh President of the United States.
Unfortunately there was a tornado watch, and warnings of hail, etc. So we didn’t spend as much time as we had planned, but it was quite interesting.
There were some unique trees down there!
We also went to an aquarium restaurant, where you eat right next to tons of fish, sting rays, etc. It was pretty cool!
Two divers were in the aquarium cleaning rocks!
We walked through the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. There was even a small waterfall!
At 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, we got up to fly out; Mom and I flew to Vancouver to meet up with Dad and Andrew. Heidi flew back to Saskatoon.
More pictures from Vancouver will be coming soon, Lord willing.