2010 Nashville Flood Facts And Photos


The Nashville flood was unprecedented and the first of its kind for this area.Around here, they call it the 1000-year flood.The 2 days of constant rain and flooding which took place on May 1-2, 2010 in Nashville Tennessee broke all kinds of records:It was the most rainfall in 2 days in Nashville's history. Rivers throughout Middle Tennessee crested at record high levels, exceeding previous highs by as much as 14 feet. It was one of the largest U.S. floods in the last 100 years, … [Read more...]

Nashville By Bike: Tips For Exploring Music City On Two Wheels


Traveling for work has its ups and downs. When I'm on the road for a week at a time, exploring the cities I'm working in by bicycle helps keep me fit and happy.Nashville sits at the top of my list for bike-friendly cities in the southeast. I've always enjoyed riding in the Music City, exploring endless routing options that visit historic sites like Fort Nashborough and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall.Whether you're a local or just passing through like me, setting out on a bicycle can open … [Read more...]

Tips For An Exciting RV Adventure Through Franklin And Nashville Tennessee


An RV vacation through Tennessee must include a tour of the Nashville and Franklin area, filled with history, colorful events and the hospitable atmosphere of welcoming residents.Nashville, capital of Tennessee and commonly known to be the bustling center of the music industry, has numerous points of interest for those on RV vacations.Historic downtown makes a perfect setting to get you in the mood for the rest of your trip. Be sure to visit the Bicentennial Capital Mall where you will … [Read more...]

Chris Blair’s Stories Behind The Songs: A Weekly Show At The Listening Room Cafe In Nashville & Renegade Radio


Jim and I were at the first show at The Listening Room Cafe when it opened in Nashville back in 2008.We were also at the very first Stories Behind The Songs show at The Listening Room Cafe last week.What can I say?... We like small, quaint places to see live music in and around the Nashville area. And we especially like The Listening Room Cafe.Chris Blair is the owner of The Listening Room Cafe.Chris Blair's Stories Behind The Songs is a FREE, weekly event that he's been trying … [Read more...]

Mangia Nashville: This Family-Style Italian Restaurant Is One Of The Best-Kept Secrets In Franklin, TN


We went to Mangia Nashville for the first time last weekend.It's an Italian restaurant that came highly recommended by a friend of ours. He had the time of his life there a couple months earlier when friends invited him to a surprise birthday party there. He has been back twice since then.Based on his experience and our experience and the reviews I've seen from others -- adult birthday parties are a popular occurrence at Mangia Nashville.But we weren't celebrating any birthdays when … [Read more...]

Our Review Of Bourbon Tours On The Kentucky Bourbon Trail


Last August, Jim and I hopped in the motorhome and headed for the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.We had a blast! We made it a 4-day mini vacation -- visiting 1 or 2 distilleries each day, then camping someplace in between the distillery locations each night.Just a few hours drive from Nashville to the North along I-65 will put you in the heart of Bourbon and Bluegrass country. Nashville locals and tourists alike will find it reasonable to make a day trip to the Bourbon Trail if only one or … [Read more...]

Review Of Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental: Brothers Cove


Last month, we rented a cabin at Brothers Cove in Sevierville, Tennessee. There were 8 of us (including 2 children). If you're looking for some really nice -- and affordable -- Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, then Brothers Cove is definitely worth considering! A few years ago, we rented a different cabin in nearby Cosby, Tennessee. Cosby Creek Cabins are really nice as well. I'll try to point out some of the differences...   … [Read more...]

NBC Is Casting Couples In Nashville For ‘The Marriage Ref’ TV Show

NBC is holding an open casting call in Nashville, Tennessee October 1-2 for the hit TV show created and produced by Jerry Seinfeld called The Marriage Ref. Want to be a contestant on the show?... Now's your chance! This information was sent to me from the Casting Producer for “The Marriage Ref”: The Marriage Ref casting team is searching Nashville for outgoing and opinionated married couples that have a long-standing argument or issue that must be resolved. No problem is … [Read more...]

Shopping For Windows Or Doors In Nashville?… We Had The Best Experience With These 5 Companies

When we were shopping for doors and windows while planning for our new log home, one of the biggest hurdles was finding the right windows and doors. First of all, there are so many choices and styles to choose from (which, alone, wasn't the most difficult part). The worst part was finding reputable dealers to call me back with quotes. I ended up contacting about a dozen different window & door companies -- most in person; a few by telephone. Unfortunately, most simply would not get back to … [Read more...]