After our stay in Atlanta we packed up our things again and headed over to New Orleans! This was a long 7 hour (plus rest stops) journey, so by the time we arrived we were pretty exhausted. However it was all worth it when we arrived at our accomodation, the Creole Gardens Guesthouse and Inn. In the middle of the beautiful Garden District, Creole Gardens is the cutest B&B with a sunny and relaxing courtyard and a brightly painted exterior. Inside the rooms were rustically decorated with gilded mirrors, antique wardrobes and chandeliers. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, and we got a superb breakfast every morning – what more could you ask for?
Welcome to part 2 of my trip to the USA! In part 1 I covered Houston, Dallas and Memphis, and you can read all about it here.
After our time in Memphis, the next stop on our journey was Nashville. We didn’t have much time to spend in Nashville so we left Memphis fairly early on the Saturday. This gave us time to leave our bags at the hotel and then do a bit of shopping. I picked up some brooches and a pair of vintage heels at the Hip Zipper, and then we strolled around the monthly market at the Fairgrounds where I hunted through boxes and bins to find 11 short beaded necklaces and 6 enamel brooches for a song! I wish we had a market back home as good as that one!
That evening we (of course) had to take a trip to the Grand Ole Opry. I had us staying at the Best Western Suites near Opryland so we were able to get a shuttle to the Opry and back from our hotel. We had no idea what to expect as we really don’t have country music in New Zealand, but it was a lot of fun and there was so much variety!