… the school for carousel carving or Winchester hats? Take an armchair trip with the Discoveries … America. Tennessee DVD. Home to country singer Dolly Parton, you’ll visit Music City USA – Nashville, where only one talented singer makes an impression out of thousands who try each year. Most end up waiting tables or singing on the street. Of course no visit is complete unless you visit the Grand Ole Opry. Did you know that the Smokey-the-Bear type hats worn by most law-enforcement personal are made at the Winchester Hat Factory in Tennessee? It’s an interesting process to see different fibers blended together to make these hats.
Have you ever ridden on the carousel at the State Fair? You can actually attend a school to learn to carve these beautiful animals. Did you know that Tennessee has the largest freshwater pearl farm in America? This is a fascinating segment that shows how pearls are grown. You won’t want to miss the Mississippi Queen Riverboat ride. From Cincinnati to New Orleans, the overnight accommodations and food are to die for. You can pick up the trip from just about any place on the Mississippi River and go as far as you’d like. I’ve done this trip several times and done the short hops as well, and you always see something different. The Holladay Bluegrass & Fiddlers Jamboree is always fun and you meet a lot of interesting people.
The Discoveries …America series is 51 DVDs, each about one hour long, of all of the states (plus Washington, DC) and the famous and not-so-famous things to see and do in each state. They will give you lots of things to learn or ideas to incorporate into your next vacation.
Reviewed by Terry (staff)