Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hockey Boy on tour, part II.

Thursday night Hockey Boy's choir went out for some authentic Memphis barbeque before departing early Friday morning for Nashville.

After arriving in Nashville, they had a Clinic/Master Class at Belmont College Friday morning and at Vanderbilt after lunch.

Late that afternoon they checked into the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (which Hockey Boy reports is REALLY REALLY nice) and then ate dinner and shopped at the Opryland Mall (where Hockey Boy bought some cologne... hmm....).

Saturday morning they toured the Country Music Hall of Fame and had a recording session at the famous *Studio B.* Hockey Boy is a guy of very few words and even less enthusiasm, but I received a text message yesterday morning that read, "We're at Studio B right now! We just recorded!!"

"This is the piano from Studio B. It's been there since 1942."

In the early evening they went downtown and were on their own for dinner. I don't know where his group ate, but Hockey Boy texted me that it was "the worst food ever... It was awful everyone we went with thought so."

Last night they went to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Here's a transcript of our text message conversation afterward:

Me: How was the show tonight?
HB: Boring
Me: Who was playing?
HB: I don't know... Old people.

Inside the Grand Ole Opry's Ryman Theater

This morning they were the guest choir at a worship service at a local Methodist church then their group toured the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson and his wife, Rachel.

"Andrew Jackson's tomb"

Tonight they went to Miss Marple's Mystery Dinner Theater. That sounded like great fun to me (though so did the Grand Ole Opry!). I hesitantly wrote him a minute ago and asked, "How was the dinner theater?" I was relieved and elated at his response: "It was SO much fun!"

Tomorrow morning the group boards their bus for the long ride back to Dallas. It sounds like it's been a great experience.


3 Peanuts said...

Oh that hockey boy----I look forward to meeting him. Are all teens boys of few words? Mine two boys talk SO much I cannot even imagine them being reticent.


sallywrites said...

Hilarious response to the concert. Just the sort of thing my kids would say when they weren't interested. Sounds like he is having a ball though!!

Preppy Pettit said...

Did you know my ex's grandad discovered elvis? He used to babysit my ex's Mom and uncle. His grandad is also in the country music hall od fame. If still there, have him look up Tom Perryman.

cotedetexas said...

My daughter's school takes 3 trips a year, a religious type, an outdoor, and a cultural. In the 9th grade the cultural was the deep south to study about racism and things like that. they also went to Elvis' house and Nashville and Memphis. They had so much fun there - sounds very similar to your son's trip.

Love reading about the book club, what a darling idea!!!!!