March 15, 2007

Thursday Three: Travel Edition

Terry has me playing tour guide for Nashville.

1) If you only had one hour to show a visitor something interesting in your hometown, where would you go?

I'd recommend The Parthenon in the middle of Centennial Park. It's left over from our 1897 Centennial celebration. It's a full scale replica, with the added benefit of being much more intact than the original. The statue of Athena inside is pretty amazing too.

2) If you then had to find that friend a great place for a quick bite to eat, where would you go?

There are some "old Nashville" types of restaurants not too far from the Parthenon, but I can't say I think they are really my favorites. For a quick bite, I would either go to Goldie's Deli or go to Sitar, my favorite Indian place.

3) Now that youíve entertained and fed your friend, itís time to send him on his way. Youíre not sure which way heís going, but heís got a fast red convertible, and you want him to see something nice as he drives. What route from your home to someplace else, either to the north, south, east, or west would you recommend to him as the most scenic drive?

I think the prettiest drive out of town is probably on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Taking a fast little convertible out on it wouldn't be all that fun though, because the speed limit is 50 mph.


Nathez Trace Parkway is a beaut. And just because you can't go fast doesn't mean you wouldn't be able to appreciate it in a sports car. Low speed can sometimes be pretty entertaining, too.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 15, 2007 02:09 PM