My brother recently moved to Kentucky for a new job and my family went down to visit him this weekend. Yay, road trip! I’ve never been to Kentucky before, so I was excited to see it and also head down to Nashville, TN! First off, driving through the flat part of Ohio is awful. I hate it there. I was also attacked by a stink bug while in the car and that just about traumatized me. Had I been driving, we definitely would have crashed.
Thank god after that we were able to head south and see some of Kentucky (and get into the nice 80° weather!) We made it to my brother’s new apartment in about 8 hours and were able to check out parts of his town and hang out for the rest of the night.
The next morning we headed down to Nashville, but made a stop at the Opryland Resort, which ended up being probably the coolest thing of the whole trip. I hadn’t heard of Opryland before this trip, so I was surprised to find out it was this HUGE hotel that has botanical gardens throughout it. (Pittsburghers: think Phipps, but bigger and better!)
The hotel has thousands of rooms that overlook three different conservatories, which contain beautiful gardens and waterfalls. There are a also bunch of restaurants under the canopy of tropical trees, looking over the streams and koi ponds.
It was an absolutely gorgeous hotel and I definitely want to stay here someday!
Next up: Nashville!