Monday, March 15, 2010

What did you do this weekend?

This weekend I went to Nashville for a youth rally called Acquire the Fire. I think the kids had a good time, plus we got to stay in the Opryland Hotel! (most of these photos are from Gaylord's website, so please excuse the cheese in the models...)

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If you've never been there before, the atria alone are worth a visit. Carter & I stood and watched the choreographed water show in the Cascades Atrium for a good 15 minutes. It was mesmerizing.

My sister used to work for Gaylord, and she told me some fun facts about the hotel. There are 3 atria (Cascades, Delta and Garden Conservatory) and they cover over 9 acres.



At Christmas time, they decorate the entire hotel, including the atria, for the holidays. It's BEAUTIFUL.

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You can visit the hotel and even take an audio tour of the property, though I believe you have to pay to park. And when you go, be sure to wear your walking shoes, as there are over 25 MILES of corridors. That's HUGE! There are almost 3,000 guest rooms!

There are also more restaurant and shopping choices inside the hotel than some small towns.

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A river runs through the the atria, and when they built that part of the hotel, the brought water in from rivers and lakes from all 50 states and several countries. There's even a riverboat ride that will take you all around the Delta Atrium!

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We had a great time just wandering around the hotel and taking it all in.

And while we were in Nashville, Carter & I met up with my sister and brother-in-law for lunch and a little shopping. They're expecting their first baby in just a few months, and while we were out, they found a baby carrier for their soon-to-be little girl. They promptly took it home and put the dog in it.


That's normal, right?

Happy Monday!
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1 comment:

EmilySarah said...

Now I have to find a reason to go to Nashville...

We'd probably put little Ivy in a baby carrier, too. Totally normal.