Tag Archive | Grand Ole Opry

10 Places/Things I’ve Been/Done That Still Make Me Pinch Myself

I thought I would share a list of ten places/things I have been/done that still surprise even myself.

1) New Orleans, LA

2) Eating beignets at the Cafe Du Monde

3) Staying in a Royal Guest room at Port Orleans Riverside (not just once but twice now)

4) Dinner at Paula Dean’s Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah (twice)

5) Staying at the Christmas Place Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN

6) Kentucky Wildcats Basketball game at Rupp Arena

7) Garth Brooks concert, twice

8) Seeing a Grand Ole Opry induction from the front row

9) Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman

10) Staying at the Opryland Hotel

Two Coming this Year:

1) Disney Cruise

2) Eating at Cinderella’s Castle

Something New Saturday: A Week of New Things 

I’m going to change gears a little bit this week.  This week I experienced a lot of new things/firsts and I thought I would share them with you.

  1. I traveled to two new states: Mississippi and Louisiana 
  2. I had fried catfish for the first time
  3. I visited New Orleans (Hopefully for the first time)
  4. I rode on a double decker bus for the first time
  5. I ate my first beignets from the Cafe du Monde 
  6. I saw the Duck Commander wear house and shopped at the store.  
  7. I saw Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers at the Opry

I think that is about it.

   

  

   

Goodbye Little Jimmy

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Last week I was saddened by the news of the passing of Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens. I was able to see him on the Opry stage many times over the years. With his passing there will be a missing piece to the Opry Stage and Opry House. You could tell when he was on that Opry Stage he was at home doing what he loved. Goodbye Little Jimmy Dickens.

Southern Belle Favorite Things: This Country

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In the spirit of Independence Day tomorrow my favorite thing is my country, the great USA.  I love a lot of things about this country.  I love that we have places like the Outer Banks, Disney World, and the Blacks Hills and that we can travel to them.  I love that we have National Parks like Yellowstone, the Badlands, and the Smokey Mountains.  I love that we have shows like Castle, Criminal Minds, and Duck Dynasty.  I love that we have Mickey Mouse.  I love that we have a history even if it’s not all good.  I love that we have movies like Gone With The Wind, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and Sleeping Beauty.  I love that we have the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music, and NASCAR.    I love that we are free.  I am thankful for the brave men and woman who help protect this great nation.  I could go on and on with the things I love about this country but I will stop there.  I am proud to be an American and I will show my love for country tomorrow.  Happy 4th of July to all my readers.  Thank you for reading.

25 Things About Me (16-20)

16) Over the past few years I have picked up an obsession for purchasing cookbooks and aprons.

17) I discovered I really like the taste of champagne, especially peach, this year.  (Something I tried for my 30th Birthday)

18) I am fascinated by the Civil War and love Antebellum homes.

19) If I’m in Nashville the Grand Ole Opry is a must for me.  I love the tradition of the Opry.

20) I think you are never too old to go to Disney World!