Carson's school has 'Immigration Day' every year for the 5th graders. Every student must dress as an immigrant from whatever country their heritage comes from. Carson went as 'Joao Morais' from the Azores, and he brought Panettone as his food, since it would be easier to bring than linguica. We went to the Goodwill to get the hat, his (cassette tape case) suitcase, and his suit vest.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
we went straight to the Parthenon replica, it was built in the late 1800s for a World's Fair type thing and then was renovated in the 20s
inside, they built this huge 40-foot statue of Athena, in 2002
the Frist art museum. We did not go inside, as this was Thanksgiving Day, and the whole town was like a ghost town, very few people walking around like us, and everything was closed.
downtown Nashville, we could park anywhere we wanted, no traffic
the famous Ryman auditorium, where the 'Grand Ole Opry' originated
this was one place I would've liked to have toured, but we just walked around the outside
Savannah's Candy Kitchen
a lot of southern cities we have visited (Savannah, Augusta, Chattanooga) have rivers running by them, and these slanty parks and large concrete steps to sit on
at the Nashville Capitol building, closed, so we walked around the outside
in our hotel
at the Stones River Battlefield
there was a museum open (this was Friday), and the boys found some Knights that had fought in the war. It was a very nice museum, with lots of interactive exhibits
Hazen Brigade Monument - the oldest Civil War monument because it was built by Civil War soldiers during the war.
we waited in line a long time
and now i am ready to see some cave stuff
it was amazing to walk into this super tall-ceilinged room of stone
you look up and see this
finally, we get to see the Ruby Falls, which was very impressive
the beautiful falls
the end of the tour, up on top of a viewing tower, overlooking Chattanooga