“[We] could get drunk and run around Nashville naked.” (attribution Taylor Swift)

But we didn’t.  Instead while in Nashville, we visited Eric’s high school friend, Randall Thomas and Cheri Ferrari, Randall’s wife.  Randall and Cheri took us on a tour of Andrew Jackson’s estate.  The Hermitage provided detailed history regarding Andrew Jackson’s role in the War of 1812 and as seventh president of the United States.  The Hermitage has a new exhibit that focuses on the plantation’s slave families and their lives.   Following the history tour we all strolled through down Nashville on game day with Ole Miss.  At Jack’s (a Nashville tradition), we learned about meat and three (barbecue with three sides).  In the evenings the four of us enjoyed some finer dining that has made the City a foodie destination.

6Nashville7. mansion, front

Approaching the Hermitage’s front entry.  The mansion was built between 1819 and 1821.  The interior is well preserved and restored and includes original wall paper in some rooms.  For more information regarding the Hermitage and Andrew Jackson see:

http://www.thehermitage.com/jackson-family/andrew-jackson#.

 

6Nashville9. slave quarters (2)

Slave quarters.  The Jacksons started with 9 slaves.   At the time of his death, Jackson owned 150 slaves.

6Nashville11. downtown bar-b-q (1)

Eric and Randall striding purposefully towards Jack’s Barbecue.

Barbeque-Ribs

And a good time was consumed by all.

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