driving into nashville yesterday, we passed signs for the ‘grand ole opry’.  called my name and we pulled off the interstate to check out.  i had been here as a child – staying at the opryland hotel.  at that time, it was considered a luxury hotel and somewhat of a destination.  still is in some ways but not how i remember – there is now a gargantuan mall situated right next to the opry and hotel.   a bit depressing – but the actual music hall is at least still in its same form.  we couldn’t go in but took a few photos around the grounds.  patsy cline was playing as we walked around…