I DON’T HAVE THE WORDS

It’s St. Patrick’s Day here in the United States and in some other countries .

I should be writing about planning or thinking about another 30 Plus Teams Tour that I want to take and what’s going to go into my suitcase when I do leave.

I should be thinking about the craziness that happened in Las Vegas at the Bellagio and El Cortez Hotels and Casino, two hotels that I frequent quite often whenever I go to Vegas .

I should, of course be thinking that this is the day that a lot of fans of college basketball dream of.

The selection of which college basketball teams are going to be in the annual “March Madness”, to see which one of them is going to be named the best college men’s basketball team in the United States .

Instead, my prayers are with the people of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Hate has reared its ugly head in that beautiful and peaceful country.

I stopped asking why, what makes people hate someone that has done nothing to them.

Are some of you ,no matter what race or religion y’all are, that much of a bunch of lowlives that you need to blame other people that you don’t know and DON’T TRY TO KNOW for the fact that you can’t get YOUR act together ?

I don’t have the words for what this one scumbag did.

Not for nothing and may God forgive me , I hope you get what you deserve in prison.

I don’t have the words for the hurt and pain you caused in New Zealand .

GOD BLESS YOU NEW ZEALAND. YOU DIDN’T DESERVE THIS.

NASHVILLE – IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MUSIC – NASHVILLE , TENNESSEE – THE OPRY MILLS MALL .

FB_IMG_1501856606584You  and  your  sister  are  on  your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Nashville ,  Tennessee  of  all  places .

You  all  are  going  to  a  Tennessee  Titans  football  game  and  a  Nashville  Predators  hockey  game  while  you’re  here .

But  that’s  later  on  in  your  tour  of  Music  City .

The  two  of  you  are  at  the  Nashville  Transit  Center  waiting  for  the  bus  to  take  you  to  one  of  the  largest  malls  in  the  South ,  the  Opry  Mills  Mall .

The  bus  dropped  you  off  in  front  of  the  Mall .

The  bus  did  pass  by  the  famous  Opryland  Resort  Hotel ,  but  the  two  of  you  don’t  want  to  see  that .

Maybe  you’ll  see  it  the  next  time  you’re  in  Nashville .

Yeah ,  there  will  be  a  next  trip  to  Nashville .

But  that’s  then ,  this  is  now .

Neither  of  you  is  really  into  doing   exercises  or  that  power walking  stuff  around  a  mall ,  but  since  you’ve  come  inside  the  mall ,  that’s  all  you’ve  seen  people  do.

Brisk  walking ,  not  shopping .

The  shops  in  the  mall  may  open  at  10 am ,  but  it’s  9:15 am  and  folks  didn’t  get  that  memo  that  this  is  Opry  Mills  Mall ,  not  Opry  Mills  Fitness  Center?

This  is  a  really  big  mall  and  first  things  the  two  of  you  notice  is  that  carousel  right  in  the  middle  of  the  mall .

You  both  figure  that  this  is  to  keep  the  kiddies  happy  and  occupied  while  the  grownups  are  shopping  until  they  drop .

But  as  the  day  goes  on  a  lot  of  adults  are  on  the  carousel  as  well .

Two  of  which  are  you  and  your  sister  because  riding  on  it  looks  like  so  much  fun .

You  both  want  to  ride  on  this  carousel  all  day ,  but  this  is  a  mall ,  and  those  shoes  and  handbags  that  you  all  saw  in  a  couple  of  the  stores   have  both  of  your  names  on  them .

This  is  a  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  and  that  Nashville  Predators  team  store  have  clothes  that  DEFINITELY  have  both  your  names  on  it .

While  you  both  are  shopping  in  yet  another  store ,  your  sister  decides  that  the  two  of  you  should  go  back  to  the  Grand  Ole  Opry  since  you  had  such  a  great  time  on  the  tour  and  it’s  right  across  the  street  from  the  mall .

As  tempting  as  that  sounds ,  you  have  to  pass .

Visiting  the  Opry  Mills  Mall  is  enough  for  today .

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MUSIC – NASHVILLE , TENNESSEE . THE GRAND OLE OPRY .

You  can’tFB_IMG_1501595978629FB_IMG_1501596006036FB_IMG_1501595975554FB_IMG_1501595992553FB_IMG_1501595970703FB_IMG_1501595946310FB_IMG_1501596342276  believe  that  you  and  your  sister  are  really  in  Nashville ,  Tennessee  for your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour .

You  and  your  sister  didn’t  want  to  see  the  Country  Music  Hall  of  Fame ,  but  you  all  were  told  by  the  front  desk  clerks  of the  hostel  where  you’re  staying  at  to see  the  Grand  Ole  Opry .

So here  you both  are .

The  coming  attractions  board  tells  you  what concerts  are   coming   and  who’s  performing .

This  place  is  different  from  the  Country  Music  Hall  of  Fame .

They  don’t  have  concerts  there .

There’s  a  big  guitar  in   back  of  you  and it lets    you know  where  you  are ,  the  home  of  Country  Music .

You  JUST  have  to  get  a  picture  of  this  guitar .

It’s  HUGE  to put  it  mildly .

Your  sister  can’t  stop  laughing  at  how  funny  you  look  next  to  it .

You  look  really  small  and at four  feet  eleven  inches ,  you’re  small  enough .

When  you  finally  get the right  picture ,  the two  of  you  go in  for  your  tour .

Judging  by   the   number  of  people  waiting  in  line  to get in ,  this  is  one  of  the  city’s  most  popular  tours .

You  both  take  a  seat  to watch  a video  about  the  Opry  House .

This  tour  might  not  be  that  boring  after  all .

When  they finally  take  everyone  inside  the  building ,  the  tour  guide   shows  you  some  of  the  mail boxes  of  the  singers .

She  tells  you  that they  do  answer  their  mail ,  by the  way .

The tour  guide  then points  to  a wall  full  of  plaques .

These  plaques  go  on  the  wall  when  someone  is  elected  to  the  Grand  Ole  Opry  Hall  of  Fame .

The  two  of  you  are  so  excited  when  you  see  some  of  the  names  that  you  both  recognize  that  you  almost  get  left  behind  on  the  tour .

You’re  too  busy  snapping  pictures  of  the  plaques  and mailboxes .

Much  to your  surprise ,  you  are  liking  this  tour .

 

When you  look  inside    the seats  remind  you  of  church  pews .

That’s  because  this  was  a  church  at  one  time .

The  highlight  of  the  tour  comes  near  the  end  of  the  tour .

You’ve  gone  backstage ,  seen  dressing  rooms ,  plaques ,  pictures  and  mailboxes .

It’s  now  time  to  stand  up  on  that  famous  stage .

The ”  circle  ”  where  so  many  country  stars  have  performed .

The  two  of  you  wait  your  turn  to  take  a  picture  on the stage .

The  tour  is now  over  and the two  of  you  head  to  the  gift shop  for  your  momento  of the  tour .

It’s  the  picture  of  the  two  of  you  on  the  stage .

You  want  to  go  back  to  the  Opry  Mills  Shopping  Mall  and  do  more  shopping ,  but instead  the two  of  you  just  take  the  bus  back  to  the  hostel .

This  is  a  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  and  you  have  a  Tennessee  Titans  football  game  to go to  tonight .