Nashville and Memphis advice please



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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby PeterJD » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:48 am

kev wrote:
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Try and remember tha name of that eating place please Kev, if you can..


This is the place I went to - I think they've two sites in the city. Fabulous food! http://dejavurestaurant.org


Excellent, a third of a mile from our hotel too. Thank you
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby kev » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:29 pm

Watch out for John England and the Western Swingers when you're in Nashville, they're my favourite band to see there. When I was over in March, I spent four hours in Robert's watching them!

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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby Moshe » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:05 pm

I loved the Ducks at Peabody's! Then had a bagel & coffee at the Peabody bar. Was a long time ago, though.
I must make a trip back there one day. Memphis, Nashville & Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg is gorgeous!
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby PeterJD » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:10 pm

In mid July?
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby lo&m » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:58 pm

What threw me was how the old man could be stood and sat at the same time. But then, I was a child. It would be many years before I realised he was referring to Stud poker.
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby kev » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:03 am

lo&m wrote:What threw me was how the old man could be stood and sat at the same time. But then, I was a child. It would be many years before I realised he was referring to Stud poker.


Eh?
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby PeterJD » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:10 am

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lo&m wrote:What threw me was how the old man could be stood and sat at the same time. But then, I was a child. It would be many years before I realised he was referring to Stud poker.


Eh?


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Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit town and my throat was dry,
I thought I'd stop and have myself a brew.
At an old saloon on a street of mud,
There at a table, dealing stud,
Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me "Sue."
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby PeterJD » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:04 am

Oh it moved on a little from the original post, we are also having 4 days in New Orleans. Can't say as the city has ever appealed to me, its more to appease MrsD.
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby Smudger » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:31 pm

PeterJD wrote:Oh it moved on a little from the original post, we are also having 4 days in New Orleans. Can't say as the city has ever appealed to me, its more to appease MrsD.

N'awlins is a good place to visit, but not sure how you'll fill 4 days.
There's Bourbon Street of course, which is tacky but fun in the evenings. Stroll from bar to bar with your plastic glass of beer listening to the music, mostly jazz and blues. During the day you could visit Jackson Square, with stalls and street entertainers, the St Louis cemetery where you can see the grave of the Witch Queen of New Orleans, and maybe go on a steamboat trip on the Mississippi. Not much else to do really. It's not the kind of place you can wander about outside the tourist areas (remember what happened to Ray Davies....) but I don't know how much has changed since Katrina - we were there a month or so before it hit.
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby kev » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:55 pm

You often see tours that feature Nashville and Memphis including New Orleans. It's never really appealed to me particularly, it always looks too hot! :lol: I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I seem to remember that the cemeteries are some of a tourist attraction - I'd have thought that weird once upon a time, but visiting graves in Nashville seems to be big business these days too!
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby lo&m » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:31 pm

Any points of interest in Chattanooga [apart from the train station :D ], Atlanta, Savannah and Orlando?
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby Moshe » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:41 am

I recall, when I was in Nashville, the smashed up car in which Barbra Mandrell had her near fatal crash was a major attraction at one advertised exhibition.
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby kev » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:54 am

You off tomorrow then Peter? Hope you have a great time - don't forget the great John England in Robert's Western World on Broadway and the best Jambalaya in the world in Memphis!!
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby PeterJD » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:03 am

Yes, we travel up to Manchester after work and then flight tomorrow morning. John england is doing a set at an "opry plaza party" so will be watching him, the plan is to get to Roberts Western World too.
Excitement is building I dont mind saying, a little gutted that I will be in Memphis on the 6th and not in Nashville, as Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert are at the Opry. That is the way the cookie crumbles though.
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Re: Nashville and Memphis advice please

Postby kev » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:05 am

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Excitement is building I dont mind saying, a little gutted that I will be in Memphis on the 6th and not in Nashville, as Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert are at the Opry. That is the way the cookie crumbles though.


Yup, always seems to go that way!
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