I’m assuming you just finished reading 2014 Lexus GX 460 Family Friendly Review/Grandma’s Great Escape!
So after having a very fun/random/original weekend helping my Grandma “escape” from the nursing home, we hit the road back to Nashville where we live.
On top of an already busy weekend, my wife Jill just happened to win 2 free tickets for Dierks Bentley’s Miles & Music for Kids concert.
We dropped off our son Jack at our friends’ house, where we had a lot of fun playing with their toys, then we drove to Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville.
Sure enough, this made only the 2nd time Jill and I had actually been to downtown Nashville this year; despite the fact we actually live in the Nashville city limits.
If you haven’t driven down Broadway in Nashville, or more importantly, walked down it, I took a few shots of it with my camera to share its timeless glory.
Granted, be prepared to pay around 10 bucks to park. But visiting downtown Nashville is an event of its own, so that’s how I look at it.
I hinted at it already in 2014 Lexus GX 460 Family Friendly Review/Grandma’s Great Escape! but the Lexus GX 460 was my favorite Lexus vehicle so far.
At the risk of sounding borderline bravado, the Lexus GX 460 is just such a masculine ride. (Though my wife and my mom seemed to like the vehicle as much as I did!) Like I said before, driving it reminded me a lot of the Toyota Tacoma, which is my favorite Toyota vehicle.
It felt like the appropriate vehicle to be driving while in downtown Nashville; which back in 2009 was voted “America’s #1 Manliest City”.
My wife and I got to see Jon Pardi and Randy Houser play right there in front of the Cumberland River, which runs right through the middle of downtown Nashville.
Had we waited around a few more hours, we would have eventually seen Dierks Bentley perform, but we wanted to make sure we got our son Jack to bed at a decent hour.
As we made our way back to the car, we strolled past dozens of “honky-tonks,” all of which have a no-name, trying-it-to-make-it, paying-my-dues singers performing in the window.
I like living in Nashville, even if I’m barely exposed to the true stereotypes the city is known for.
Even though we didn’t actually get to see Dierks Bentley with those free tickets, the important thing is that my wife and I got to hang out “alone together” on a date, which is something we don’t get to do often; not that that makes us unique by any means.
Life is busy and our schedules are overwhelming. It’s nice to take a break and enjoy the back drop.
Car Review Stats:
2014 Lexus 9700A GX 460 5-DR SUV
4.6 liter V8, 301 horsepower
17 mpg average, 15 city, 20 highway
as shown: $55,505.00
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