Before leaving Nashville visited President Andrew Jackson’s Home – The Hermitage. 1,000 acres of the original plantation has been preserved. The mansion house took 17 years to build. The Ladies Hermitage Association saved it from ruin in 1889 and they still operate the property today. As a soldier and politician Old Hickory, did some good and unfortunately a great deal of bad.
He fought to present the advancement of a few at the expense of the many but unfortunately that applied to WHITE MEN. His treatment of the Cherokee Indians in particular is tragic. The house was bigger than Harry expected with large rooms and grand furnishings and wallpapers.
Then we drove from Nashville and Asheville and had dinner at a TripAdvisor recommended Jamaican Restaurant called Nine Mile. This place has really good food. We were, however, probably the oldest people in the place.