Tuesday, March 31, 2015


I spent the weekend in Nashville with a super fun group of ladies! We had a fun-filled weekend jam packed with activities thanks to these ladies

After we picked up our super hot minivan from the rental place we hightailed it over to Hattie B's for some Hot Chicken and beer. It was delish! Afterwards we checked into our hotel and then headed down to check out Music Row. We did quite a little walk and ended up walking through a little bit of the Vanderbilt campus. We made it back home in time to get a little touched up for dinner then headed out to Puckett's for some good ol' Nashville cookin' and live music. 

And the selfie stick made an appearance. 

This guy was really good...he played 'our' kind of country music. 

More selfie stick fun. At least we think we are funny.

Selfie in the street. 

And then someone asked us if they could take a pic...since we looked so ridiculous trying to take selfies with our stick. 
On Friday morning we piled into the mini and Lindsey drove us out to the Loveless Cafe for some hot biscuits and country ham...

Just being a little touristy

Next up - Belle Meade Plantation. This venue was the perfect mix of beautiful scenery, history and good ol' fashion girl time.  The history behind Belle Meade is rich with thoroughbred horse racing and even played a significant part during the civil war.  We all loved the guided tour of the mansion - all of the tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable and even dressed in period attire.  The mansion has been restored and they have managed to acquire most of the first residents' items including family pictures, letters, furniture, ect. Afterwards we received a free wine tasting and ended up buying a bottle to enjoy out on the patio. Perfect afternoon!

Enjoying a little wine :)
When we left Belle Mead we drove through some of the surrounding neighborhoods and 'oohed and awed' at all the beautiful houses and large lush green lawns. Makes you wanna pick up and move your family there. Or at least I did.

Since we didn't get tickets for the Bluebird and we had time to spare...we did a drive by. In case you didn't know, it's in a strip center. It's possible that you might miss it because it's tiny. 
We headed back to the hotel and got ready for a fun dinner out at Cabana. 
Also known as the night I drank a bottle of wine. But I digress.
Martini flights - yes please!

Our reservations were at 6pm (that was the latest they had) and we had our own little semi-private cabana. Woot Woot! After dinner we headed out to check out Printers Alley. It kinda reminded me of 6th Street in Austin - lots of bars and lots of live music. We didn't last long...

On Saturday we started out by visiting the Ryman Auditorium. It is such a beautiful building with so much history! We opted for the self-guided tour (although I hear the backstage tour is worth doing if you have time) which started with a great video. Afterwards we wandered around and checked out all the original items they had on display. A definite must see if you are in Nashville!
After the Ryman we headed out to see the Grand Ole Opry.  I believe the shows were all sold out so we decided to do a tour. Another great tour with lots of knowledgeable people sharing all sorts of great stories. Wow that was vague. ha!

After our little country music tours we headed downtown to Acme Feed & Seed. Such a fun place right on the river
Mikes Ice cream was amazing. 
Lunch Acme Feed & Seed
We got dressed and headed out to Pinewood Social for dinner.

When we woke up on Sunday we headed out to The Southern for a little brunchy brunch before heading back to the Big D. Such a fun weekend with these ladies! Can't wait for our next trip!

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