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Our Nashville Weekend

Hello and happy Easter, everyone!! Typically, I would spend mine at church, followed by family time, but this year is being spent in the car driving home. We did stop for a tasty brunch though!

We had such a great weekend in Nashville, visiting my cousin and exploring the city.

Here’s all we did:

FRIDAY:

We got to Nashville around 3 and got settled into our air bnb. It was a great place! We did a Kroger run, then came home and got ready to meet my cousin for dinner.

Pre dinner pics:

We went to dinner at a place called The Tavern, and it was delicious! We all split the buffalo cauliflower as an appetizer, and I had their kale and parmesan salad with salmon as my main meal. YUM!

After dinner, we all went back to the air bnb and played cards until bed.

SATURDAY:

We started the day early with a short treadmill workout at my cousin’s apartment gym.

After the gym, we got lattes and muffins from The Frothy Monkey. It was all so good!!

Next, we all showered at got ready for the day. Our first stop downtown was the Ryman Auditorium. We did the self guided tour and it was awesome.

By the time we finished, we were ready for lunch. We headed over Dierks Bentley’s new restaurant/bar called Whiskey Row and sat on the rooftop. It was a beautiful day! The place was packed.

Lunch was delicious!!! I had a turkey melt and grits (best I’ve ever had)!

After lunch, we went over to the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum. I loved it!!! I learned so much.

Our next stop was an adorable little place called Mockingbird. We all had their adult “juice boxes.” They were so cute and tasty!

By this time, we were all pretty tired and hungry again! We ordered pizza from Two Boots to take back to the air bnb. While we waited, we stopped by the huge wings mural for pictures.

We grabbed our pizzas, headed back to eat, drink, watch the final four games, and play more cards.

This pizza was called Earth Mother and it was super yummy!!

I crashed hard that night!

SUNDAY:

We woke up early and grabbed Starbucks and a snack before saying goodbye to my cousin. We packed up and headed out! We stopped for brunch at Cracker Barrel. It was great, as always!

We have about two hours left on our drive and I’m ready to get back to my kitties!!

How was your weekend?! Did you do anything fun? I sure hope so!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love,

Carly

Girl's Trip, Nahsville

Nashville Girls’ Trip

Good morning, everyone!! It has been crazy waking up this week and not going to work. Summer break = perks of teaching. My co-worker and I celebrated the end of the year by taking a road trip to Nashville. My cousin lives there so we stayed with her and she showed us around. It was great having an insider because her suggestions  (what to do, where to eat, shop, etc) were awesome! Here is a little recap!

We arrived on Sunday (mid day) and our first stop was Broadway, where we had a drink a listened to some live music.

Stop two was a walk along the Pedestrian Bridge. Hello beautiful views!!

After the bridge, we walked around and saw the music city walk of fame which was so awesome.

Here is one of many! Others include, Elvis, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, etc.

The Grand Ole Opry tour was next. It was fantastic!! They took us all around and we even went into some dressing rooms. We also got to go on stage. I was like a kid in a candy store. For me, it was a life-long dream fulfilled!

Our last stop was dinner at The Tavern. Guys, this place was bomb!! We all split the buffalo cauliflower, and I had the kale salad with grilled salmon. Both were AMAZING. If you ever go to Nashville, I recommend this 100 percent.

Monday started with a hot and muggy 3 mile run, followed by a much deserved Starbucks trip!!

After getting cleaned up and hanging out a while, we went to brunch at an adorable place called Fido! YUM!! We all split a beet muffin  (so good), and enjoyed lattes and cappuccinos. My main meal was an egg & cheese sandwich with veggie sausage on a wheat bagel.

After brunch,  we did some shopping because it was pouring rain! The evening was spent seeing some live music from Rodney Atkins and Kip Moore in the middle of town. So fun!! Then a few drinks and music at Tootsies.

We finshed our evening with dinner at Clyde’s on Church. We split the brisket nachos  (omggg fantastic, especially after a few drinks), and I got the kale salad with chicken  (tasty, but not as good as the one from the night before).

Well, there you have it!!! I hope I could give some good recommendations. We had a great trip and can’t wait to go back!

Have a great day!

With love,

Carly