The good, the bad and the ugly
Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
114Trip End Sep 04, 2013
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The lead singer spent the entire performance on the bar, stage too small. The owner was there and pulled out a wad of cash, mainly $1 bills and threw it into the air. Came down like confetti. The place erupted, we managed to grab a few notes and gave them to the band. No local bands get paid to perform, they rely on tips so twice during a performance they send around the money jar. If you want to request a song you pay. Two guys paid $20 each to hear Jessie's Girl.
I developed the most terrible tooth ache, had to endure for 4 days until I could see a dentist in Nashville. Was such a nice practice and the dentist was lovely. I had a large abscess and needed RCT but due to time constraints we settled on a Pulpotomy, a less complex procedure. Cost wise, I feared the worst but was pleasantly surprised, comparable to home especially as it was an emergancy. So good to be out of pain and hopefully travel insurance will cover. Visited the country music Hall of Fame Museum and the world famous Grand Ole Opry. Also visited Hermitage Plantation, the former home of the 17th president Andrew Jackson. He was a lifelong supporter of slavery and at one time owned 150 slaves. They have a special exhibit telling their stories.
We are now in the lovely town of Knoxville TN. Last night they had markets and an iceskating ring in the centre square and all the surrounding trees had fairy lights, was beautiful and people so friendly. You cannot get served
liquor in this town without showing ID, doesn't matter if your old they still want it. Poor Gary had to eat Pizza without a beer or a bourbon, I know what your thinking, but he did survive. Water is not a poisonous substance.