July 1, 2009 Good morning from Nashville. Arrived here yesterday afternoon and are staying in a campground just outside the city. Lots of mature elm, poplar and oak trees, keeping the days cooler. We went to the Ole Opry last night...so much fun. Not familiar with any of the entertainers, but all were talented. It was knee slappin', hand clappin' kind of music and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We are going to stay in town another night to take advantage of another Nashville institution, The Bluebird Cafe. Talent here ranges from just coming to Nashville and looking for a break to well established groups. Dozens of big names have gotten their start at the Cafe, so should be another fun night. Heading next to Kansas City to visit an old friend. Driving about 4 hours a day, no reason to rush any of this.