Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Visiting Gaylord Opryland Hotel  in Nashville for the second time this year.  I was here  in January for Stampin Up and this time for American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Meeting.  The Gaylord Hotel has 52 acres under roof. The Main Delta  Island area is 5 acres I believe with the 1/4 mile indoor river- see the boat?  This river water is blended water from all 50 states and many countries. There is both Canandaigua, Hemlock and Lake Ontario water in it for my local readers. They have brass plaques telling all the water sources.  In May of 2010 it was badly flooded by the Cumberland River. The Delta area had 10 feet of water in it as did many other areas of the Hotel.  They were closed for 6 plus months reopening in Nov. 2010.  The bottom picture is from Saturday Night at the Grand Ol Opry!!! This to was flooded badly in May of 2010.  This night Nitty Gritty Dirt band, Dolly Parton and many more graced the stage to sing for us. Quite a performance to see, the hosts are great. Love the sponsor announcer as well.   The indoor plantings are just un believable.  When I was there in January I talked with a gardener.  They have 14 indoor gardeners and 14 for the outdoors. Now that we have hit October they start getting ready for Country Christmas in Nashville!!  Imagine Poinsettias everywhere!!

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