You Be the Tour Guide!

Here’s the deal:

My grandfather’s coming to town this week. He grew up in Nashville – Hume-Fogg class of ’36. That’s right.

He moved away in 1957 – that’s right, 50 years ago – and has since only been back to visit here and there. His last trip was in 1999.

So, what do I do for 2 days with a 90-year old man who gets around pretty well, but won’t recognize the city from any other spot outside of his sleepy Mississippi town?

I know for sure that we’ll visit Centennial Park – the train engine there was actually driven by his father and uncle. And we’ll visit Morgan Park, which is where he played baseball growing up. Certainly, the city has changed quite a bit – what highlights do I showcase?

Itineraries in the comments.

3 Comments so far

  1. Kate O' (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    Wow! Well, Germantown’s been around a while. You’ve got a head start if you just wander around here. :)

  2. Chris Wage (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 7:34 am

    That’s pretty awesome.. I suppose it goes without saying that you’ll take him down broadway to see his alma mater and the surrounding neighborhood?

  3. Andrew (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 10:17 am

    You should take him to the Public Square in front of the Courthouse. There is a cool exhibit on the second floor of the tower near the river (there’s an elevator) that shows all kinds of Nashville history. I bet he would really enjoy it, and the exhibit would probably remind him of some cool stories he could share with you.

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