Thursday, May 28, 2009

Opyland Hotel

A couple of weeks ago, Mimi and Bwana took us to Opryland Hotel, that crazy man-made oasis in northeast Nashville. This place is the largest non-casino hotel in the world. I hadn't been in almost 20 years, and it looked quite different than I remembered. It has been expanded so many times, the layout is a bit haphazard and confusing. It's certainly impressive, though. The fountains, waterfalls, rivers, and abundant varieties of plants and flowers kept the kids (and my camera) occupied for a couple of hours.

See the whole set here.


JenLF said...

I was there for a conference in 2007 (you may recall my side trip to Memphis! :) and I got lost A LOT. But true to form, whenever I got even the slightest look of confusion on my face, a staff person was by my side in an instant, offering help. Such hospitality. :) My organization is having its annual meeting there in November, but I'm probably staying home this time.

jess said...

i went there a few years ago (for FREE - won it at a company picnic as a door prize).
my recollection - big, confusing, bizarre, wonderful.
i too took pictures (filed away somwheres?) in the weird indoor jungle-y place... and rode the pirates of the caribean indoor ride.
p.s. did you go the crazy-big outlet mall right next door?