Today we started the Natchez Trace Parkway. The road is 444 miles long, the speed limit is 50, and no commercial traffic allowed. It’s a very pretty ride with both open areas and shade, lots of wildflowers, a number of historical sites to visit.
Day 3 we rode southeast towards Nashville, which is the northern end of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Since neither of us had visited the city before we had planned to stop for the night. We aren’t fans of country music but had a lot of fun wandering around Music Row, checking out the people, bars, restaurants, and numerous stores selling cowboy boots. We ended up having food and some drinks at The Big Bang, first sitting inside watching the entertainment, then we moved to the outdoor balcony seating where we could still hear the music and watch the street action at the same time. To end the evening I had my first chocolate martini back at the hotel bar.