Our time in Nashville passed much too quickly, and to be honest, CC and I were unsure of exactly where we wanted to go. I have never been a car fanatic, probably because I could or would never spend that kind of money on transportation, but since we are here, the National Corvette Museum was calling my name, about 50 – 60 miles north of Nashville in Bowling Green, KY, right off I-65, adjacent to The GM Factory where all Corvettes are born.(As always click on any image to enlarge, or click on underlined to expand the topic.)
Upon entering the facility we were both impressed; they spent a fortune on this place. We bought our tickets ($8 each for seniors over 60), and also inquired about taking the GM tour of the Corvette Factory, and were told the tour is not running due to GM changing manufacturing equipment necessary for the Gen 7 Corvette. Production is scheduled for sometime in July, and the first ones off the line will be built for employees. This is when, if there is a problem, GM can correct it before the Corvettes go into full production, at which time the factory tours will, once again, be open to the public. Oh well, just my luck. It seems I’m always a day late or a dollar short. OK, on to the museum, a brief history of the Corvette.
Generation 1 – 1953 to 1962 and Generation 2 – 1963 to 1967
This 1953 is one of the museums most valuable, serial #60 and in mint condition, said to be worth 7 figures.
Generation 3 – 1968 to 1982 and Generation 4 – 1984 - 1996
Generation 5 – 1992 to 2004 and Generation 6 – 2005 to 2013
Side by side; 2003 versus 2013. Which Vette gets your juices flowing?
Generation7 Corvette – 2014 to????
If you are ever in the area, I would highly recommend this museum. We spent about two hours, and only left because we were hungry for lunch. They do have an on site café, but we thought we would try someplace “local” in the Bowling Green area.
After lunch, we traveled 25 miles north to our home for the next week, Singing Hills RV Park just outside of Cave City, KY. Upon arrival CC and I were pensive due to mixed reviews, but after we settled in, and realized we were far enough away from I-65 to not be bothered by the noise, and would have to rate it a high 7 or a low 8. The next morning it became VERY apparent just how they came up with the name.
CC has been wanting a “lap-puppy” since we embarked on this odyssey 3 years ago, and I being the frugal one, have nixed her desires. But today, during happy hour, something occurred that must have been heaven sent; CC’s “lap-kitty” arrived out of nowhere. She says it not the same, but I say, “You can never have too much kitty!!!”. She has yet to name it and claims one kitty in this house is enough. Time will tell………………..
Next time, we will be on a mission to conquer “The Bourbon Trail” in central Kentucky. While we’re here in Louisville, we’ll visit three distilleries; Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Heaven Hill. Then we will move the home to Lexington, and visit the other four. Until next time, take care, stay well, and thanks for dropping in……………………