Nashville Part II: Wrap-up
Lebanon, TN - Events of Friday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 4, 2013
After we toured the Country Music Hall of Fame, we took a walk across the street to see the fountain at the Nashville Symphony Hall.
From there, we could see a pedestrian walkway over the Cumberland River, which runs through downtown Nashville, so we decided to go check it out. From the bridge, we could see the stern-wheeler General Jackson pulling out from the dock downstream. The Jackson is a showboat that has afternoon and evening cruises on the Cumberland River.
We also had a nice view of the Nashville skyline from the bridge.
It began to spit rain as we stood on the bridge admiring the view, Fortunately, we only got a few drops, but we quickly made our way back to the car just in case. On the way back to the motor home, we stopped for a late lunch at Qdoba.
We both like the grilled chicken burrito served in a bowl without the tortilla wrap.
After finishing our burritos, we headed back to the motor home to put our feet up for the evening. On Saturday, we hit the local Walmart to restock the pantry.
Margery's online research found Tom's Blue Moon Bar-B-Que in Lebanon near where we were staying that got very good reviews. We're always in the mood for good barbecue, so we headed there on Sunday afternoon for lupper.
Tom's Blue Moon serves pulled pork, ribs, smoked chicken, beef brisket and smoked bologna. Sandwiches are $4 to $6, and dinner plates with two sides are $8 to $12. Ribs are $12 for a half slab and $20 for a full slab. There are also various combos with two to four meats that serve from one to six people for $10 to $45. We both had pulled pork dinners with cole slaw and potato salad for our sides for $8. The dinners also include either Texas toast or flat corn bread.
We both chose the flat corn bread because we have never had it before. It was made from corn meal-based batter fried up like pancakes, and it was yummy. The pulled pork was good, too. It was tender and moist with a hint of smoke.
They had two types of molasses-based sauces - sweet and sassy and sweet and spicy. We liked sweet and spicy because it had a little bit of a kick. They also had mustard-based South Carolina-style sauce. As the names suggest, the molasses-based sauces are definitely on the sweet side. The cole slaw and potato salad aren't sweet at all so they helped balance the sweetness of the barbecue sauce.
We did some of our pre-departure chores on Monday, and hit the road Tuesday morning for a three-hour drive to our next destination in Bronston, KY. We got a relatively early start in spite of the fact it was only a three-hour drive because we knew we would lose an hour going from Central into Eastern Time. We pulled into Lake Cumberland RV Park around 1:30 Eastern Time.
Lake Cumberland RV Park has around 100 sites all with full hookups. As far as we can tell, all the sites have 30/50-amp electric. There is free cable and Wi-Fi for a fee. The area has Verizon 4G coverage. This time, the signal was pretty strong so we had no problem staying online.
The campground is located near Lake Cumberland, which is a popular boating spot, and most of their sites are seasonal sites. There are three loops, and the transient sites seem to be clustered on the center loop. About half the sites on the center loop are pull-throughs, and the other half are back-ins. About half the back-in sites have electric meters, so they can apparently also be used for seasonals. The weekly rate for our pull-through site was only $150.
The roads at Lake Cumberland RV are paved, and the pads are a mixture of gravel, dirt and grass. The grassy sites have a good bit of space between them.
The campground seems pretty quiet with only a little traffic noise during the day and a few very distant trains that you can barely hear when everything else is quiet at night.
Lake Cumberland RV Park is located to the north of Daniel Boone National Forest. We'll be exploring a number of things in and around the forest while we're here. Stay tuned.