MusicCityGhost Talking Retirement, Parking and Water Pipes
Blake Shelton talks about retiring: Blake Shelton who is 41 years old has been hinting of retiring. That is certainly his business and if his fans like it or not it is still his decision if he wishes to spend more time at his Oklahoma ranch doing what he wants to do. Let me bring to light a point however. Kitty Wells, her husband Johnnie Wright and Little Jimmy Dickens, just to name a few Country stars all worked in their 90’s. Approximately 50 plus years more than Blake. The famous actor Dick Van Dyke who is now 92 years old is STILL working and shows no signs of letting up. Blake you might want to consider a possible longer career. If not then Happy retirement.
Parking At the Gaylord Opryland Resort: Can you afford to park at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention center? Self parking is now $29.00 inclusive of tax. Overnight Valet Parking is now $38 inclusive of tax. They suggest you go on the website and reserve your parking space to save the hassle of arriving there only to find out there is not a single parking space left. I went on the parking page as directed from the main website and discovered that the day I wanted to visit, that there were no spaces available. This means that the acres and acres of parking spaces were sold out at $29.00 each. They suggested using Valet parking which is $9.00 more than self parking. This does not include a gratuity. Just for the record the day I was intending on visiting the hotel was not a holiday. In fact it was in the middle of the week and not on a weekend.
Water Pipes Bursting Everywhere: Here in Nashville we have water pipes bursting all over the region as a result of the bitter cold temperatures. The authorities want approval from the taxpayers to spend up into the billions of dollars to improve our transportation system. Don’t get me wrong if you ever drove in downtown Nashville at 5 PM you would agree we need to fix the traffic problem. However, the water pipes laying under the ground in downtown Nashville are 40 – 50 years old and need replacing before the whole city is faced with water gushing into the air and turning into ice. No one would love to see any more than I would either a mono rail or subway or something built to fix our congestion on the roads. I just hope if and when that happens they decide to replace all of our water pipes at the same time.
– The Music City Ghost [File#2018/02]