Today was a really great day. We drove from Huntsville AL to Nashville TN, visited two attractions in the Nashville area, then had a great concert at a wonderful church.
Our first stop was The Hermitage, the plantation owned by Old Hickory - Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Kay (WBR alum), Jody (WBR alum), and Kent Mattena, who live in Westmoreland, met us at The Hermitage.
Kay, Bobbie, Kent, and Jody at The Hermitage
We watched a short (relatively) film on Jackson, then toured the mansion. The gardens at the Hermitage were beautiful.
After we left The Hermitage, we grabbed a quick lunch and headed to the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville.
The Hall of Fame has some cool exhibits and, of course, a gift shop, which has a variety of items, including cowboy hats.
Wesleys, the hottest new group in Country Music
Westmoreland TN is about 60 miles from Nashville and it was the location of our concert tonight at Westmoreland United Methodist Church.
Westmoreland UMC is a small church, but people from Westmoreland UMC and Fairfield UMC packed the sanctuary. There were people sitting in folding chairs in the aisles, which made entering and exiting tough, but it was worth it.
The concert tonight was arranged by some of Westmoreland's newest residents, the Mattena family.
A big thanks to everyone who helped make the concert in Westmoreland a success, including Jody, Kay, George, Pastor Terrence Davis, and all the families from Westmoreland UMC and Fairfield UMC who fed and housed us.