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Nashville, Tennessee Part 1

When we got back from Miami, Oklahoma we didn't have any other trips planned for the next 2 months. After 2 months went by we were headed to Nashville, Tennessee! It took us about six and a half hours to get there. When we got there, it was about dinner time so we went out to eat.

The next day, we were going to go see the Country Music Hall of Fame, Studio B, and take a tour of Hatch Show Print. From where we were staying it took us about 20 minutes to get to the hall of fame. When we got there, it was bigger than I was expecting. When we walked in, the people who worked there told us where to go. We had to ride up in an elevator to get to the first part. You aren't part of a group tour when you walk through, you are on your own. As soon as we got out of the elevator the Taylor Swift Education Center was right there. Inside, there was an activity table where you could write you own song. Two of her costumes from music videos were inside also. One was from her music video for the song "ME", and I am not sure what the other one was. There was also a page of her sheet music from one of her songs that she wrote. When we kept walking, there was a table where you could color in a butterfly. On the wall was a huge collage butterfly, and some other artwork. Once we made it through education center, we moved on and saw some instruments like a fiddle, guitar, etc.

Once we walked through a tiny bit more, we saw Elvis's car. It was all white, and really nice on the inside of course. My dad and I peered in as much as we could to see the inside of the car. Right next to his car, was a circle hallway and you could go inside and they made so it's like you would be in there recording a song in a studio. They also had a song playing in there too. When we moved on from there, there was a huge record wall. On some of the records, you could press a button and there would be music that played.

A couple steps from the record wall were a few big screens that you could play games on. Then, we walked back past the record wall to the other side of the wall, where there were stairs to head down a level to look at other stuff. On the other side of the wall, was an even bigger record wall. They had to have had over 150 records on this wall. It was also pretty to see the sunlight hit all of them.

Once we made our way down the stairs after looking at record wall, there were a few outfits that were worn from some people. As you moved on towards the end, they sewed together a bunch of peoples outfits, and made a big collage out of them. Once we finished walking around the hall of fame, it was time to go on the tour of Studio B. Studio B is where Elvis Presley recorded a lot of his songs.

We had to take a bus to get there. When we arrived, the tour guide told us about the history of Studio B. Then we moved on to the next room, which was also a place where you recorded songs. We listened to a little bit of music from when Elvis was recording there, and then we moved on to Studio B. When we entered, there was an X that you stood on to take your picture, it is also where Elvis recorded Lonesome Tonight. The tour guide told us a little bit of history about Studio B, some fun facts, and then to end the tour we listened to some of Elvis' music.

After we took the bus back to the hall of fame, we walked over to our next tour which was Hatch Show Print. They are the ones who make most of the posters for a lot of famous singers including Ariana Grande, P!NK, Elvis, and so many more. We were able to make our own. They already had everything laid out and ready to go for us. Everyone made the same thing. When you were waiting for your turn to make the poster, the other tour guide was telling you about some of the history about Hatch Show Print, and what they do. Once everyone had made their poster, there was a closed off room, and they told us about what was in it and how it was used. Once we finished the hatch show print tour, it was time to head back to the RV.

The next day it was time to head back home, but this time it was without the RV. It stayed at the shop to get worked on a little bit more. When we got home I was excited to see our dogs again. Stay tuned for when we head back to Tennessee!

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