We are leaving Ringgold GA this morning and heading to Nashville TN. We will be residing in Nashville for a week and taking in all the sights and sounds of the “Music City”.
So once again we bounce across the borders of Georgia and Tennessee several times and we change time zones once again as we head North and West along I-75 and then I-24.
It is a short 3 hour drive, we stop along the way at a Starbucks. Then continue past fields of sunflowers.
We turn off onto 155 North and soon we are passing by the Gaylord Opry Land Resort Complex. There are 2881 hotel rooms in this complex. We aren’t staying here. At $199.00 per night for the cheapest room, it is a bit out of our budget.
Our first stop in Nashville is for lunch. I had read online about the Santa Fe Cattle Company so we thought we would give it a try. It is a fun place, good eats, Peter said his cheeseburger was the best he had ever had. My club house sandwich, was very delicious.
Close by is the Best Western that we will be staying at for the next week. We are about a mile away from The Grand Ole Opry.
After checking in I discovered that there is only a very weak WiFi signal reaching our room. I can’t live a week without internet access. The front desk gave me an ethernet cable to use, but it is too short to reach from the data port in the wall to the computer desk. The front desk said that all their long cables had been stolen. Well get some new ones I said. We have run into this situation before at various hotels, they don’t seem to care or think that having WiFi is such a big deal. So I decided to once and for all do something about this problem. We headed out to the nearest Radio Shack where we bought a wireless router, came back to the hotel, plugged the router into the data port, and after a quick setup configuration.. voila, Karen and I now have WiFi in our room that both our laptops can access. We will be able to use this router at any future hotels where there are issues with the hotel’s WiFi.
For dinner we went to The Olive Garden. This is one of our favourite restaurants to eat at and since they have closed all the ones in Canada, we seek them out during our summer and winter vacations in the USA.
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