I am sorry that AQS is moving the Summer show from Nashville to Knoxville next year. It will be closer to drive but may interfere with the Las Vegas trip that my sister and I take.
Also, there is just no place like Opryland. The grounds are so beautiful and it is such a lovely place. We stay at the hotel, even though it is somewhat expensive, it is worthwhile not to have to leave. Some Augusts have been very, very hot and outside is miserable. This was not the case this time.
I took a few photos of the plantings in the courtyard. Not sure I will ever have a reason to go there again.