I’ve written about other’s opinions of Nashville, Tennessee — including tourists, college students, and seminar/convention visitors.
But have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience Music City, USA through the eyes of a child?
Come along, as we explore Nashville, Tennessee from the perspective of a 6-year-old…
A few weeks ago, Jim’s brother, Steve, and his little whiz kid, Dylan, spent the weekend with us in Nashville.
Aside from the far-too-many-hours it took to get from Ohio to Nashville, Dylan enjoyed the roadtrip.
Funny thing was, before they left, he had asked Steve if they could get a Jeep… Little did he know, but he would soon be taking his first Jeep ride!
In fact, it was so exciting, that he wanted to take his own pictures of the whole experience. You can see that Dylan is enjoying having his own disposable camera.
Bright Lights, Big City
I guess no matter how old you are, downtown Nashville is awe-inspiring.
Here’s an example of the obligatory “tourist photo”… snap a picture of your kid (or your brother’s kid) on one of the local monuments!
And you can’t be in Nashville without at least trying on a cowboy hat, right?
Nashville Sights & Sounds
Few people were drinking, the live music was very low-key, and the doors to the honky tonks were open wide — an invitation to partake in their luncheon menus more than anything else.
Dylan likes music. So we hopped inside to see if he had an opinion on “live” Country music. After a round of Diet Pepsi’s, the verdict: “It’s okay. Can we go now?”
Pint-Sized Fun In Nashville
Truth is, Dylan had his eye on this ice cream shop from the moment we first arrived downtown, and there was no getting back in that Jeep without an ice cream first.
And you know you’re in Nashville when they play “live” Country music in the ice cream parlor!
They did. We were.
And to top it all off, there was a very photogenic monkey on the corner when we came out of the ice cream shop.
One thing’s for sure, Dylan: “We’re not in Kansas anymore!”
Take Me Out To The Ballgame
It just so happened that the Nashville Sounds had a home game on this day.
So after our tour of downtown Nashville, we took the little guy to the ballpark.
Dylan collects souvenir bats from various baseball teams, so he was more than excited to add another one to his collection… this one from the Nashville Sounds.
Add to this a wild cherry Slurpee, hotdog, and a funnel cake loaded with powdered sugar, and you’ve got more than just a sugar high here!
Extra Special Fun At The Ballpark
1. Animal Awareness Day For Kids — state of Tennessee park forest rangers brought in a dozen or so wild animals for the kids to learn about and touch. It was a rare moment to get to touch such a large snake!
2. Fireworks After The Game — every so often at Nashville Sounds games they do fireworks over the ball field. And we’re not talking a scaled-down version of 4th of July fireworks… we’re talkin’ the real deal!
In the end, the day came full circle… a Jeep ride home.
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We moved from Florida to Tennessee in 2001. All signs point to the fact that we will probably retire here — by choice. We L O V E Nashville! Our favorite places to live are just south of the City — we've had houses in Brentwood, Franklin, and Spring Hill. And we have properties in Leipers Fork, Cookeville, and Lewisburg. This site is where I share my best tips for moving your family to Nashville and/or visiting Nashville for the first time — with the ultimate goal of helping you find fun things to do in Williamson County and Davidson County. When I'm not out & about enjoying the Nashville area, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).