So far: the Old Stone Fort Archaeological State Park, the zoo, down town Nashville, the Opryland Hotel, Centennial Park, and Cheekwood. Next up: Shelby Bottoms Greenway and East Village.
This day was a nice relaxed day. We started off at the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, where we wandered onto on of the “ecological” trails (un-maintained path through the trees) to see the river and then over to the open area, where we saw a few deer.
Ah, yes, the deer. We actually saw a lot of deer while I was there. Pretty much every green space seemed to have deer, especially Cheekwood. If there is one thing I can take away from my visit, it’s that there are a lot of deer in Nashville and the surrounding area.
Back to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway: It was lovely. It reminded me of how many nice river valley trails we have in Edmonton. I really must visit more of them!
After that, we headed over to East Village. It’s a part of town that has a lot of lovely old houses and lovely indie shops. We stopped off at a bar for lunch and were the only ones brave enough to eat out on the patio (it was a bit chilly, but not too bad while the sun was on us). We then headed the way we’d come to visit a few more indie shop (some didn’t open until lunch or after lunch). One of them was a lovely little book store smaller than my bedroom, East Side Story. I thought this would be a good place to buy a souvenir, so I bought a fun looking book as a souvenir: The Perils of Fishboy – A Tale Split in Two, by Cory Basil.
Like I said, it was a relaxed day. Mostly we chatted as we strolled along park trails or sidewalks.