Happy Monday everyone! I'm sorry I've been so MIA but we've had a busy couple of weeks. I'm back home now and starting school again tomorrow. How is it that break flies by so quickly?? Even though I'm complaining, I am excited to see my work friends tomorrow and the kiddos too. :)
My hubby was driving across country a couple weeks ago and I joined him in Nashville to finish off the drive. We stayed there for just a couple of days but oh my gosh, we had a blast!
Friday morning we started our day off with a workout and then checked into our other hotel. We ended up staying in the Springhill Suites in the West End and LOVED it. The hotel was super nice and close to some fun places. We walked to Hattie B's to get some of the famous hot chicken. The line was crazy so we ordered it to-go and popped into a place next door to wait. The chicken was the best we had all weekend and let me tell ya, we had a TON of hot chicken lol.
We decided to go to the Carter House in Franklin to learn about the Battle of Franklin. Mark loves history and was all about it! It was super interesting to take a tour through this house that was the center of a battle during the Civil War.
|Mark is checking out some of the damage done to one of the places on the property|
Afterwards, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the night. Our first stop was at Tootsies to hear some live music and check out the iconic bar. The music was great and the atmosphere was so much fun! Then it was time for our reservation at Puckett's. We walked there and were so excited to be seated right next to the stage. A bluegrass band was playing that night and we had a blast. Definitely make a reservation here if you are visiting Nashville.
|More chicken... shocking lol!|
We ended the night at Honky Tonk Central which was also super fun but much more rowdy!
On Saturday, we had breakfast at the hotel and then we walked to a coffee shop. I can't remember the name of it for the life of me lol but I was unimpressed. I worked on my business for a little while and Mark went for a run. He's much more motivated than me lol. We decided to go Fort Negley to check out some more Civil War history. This Fort was pretty neat but not as cool as the forts we saw in Savannah :)
We had lunch at Party Fowl and once again had more hot chicken lol. I had mine in the form of a salad so I felt slightly better about my choice lol. Then we headed to the Country Music Hall of Fame. WOW, there is so much to see and we had a great time exploring there.
Afterwards, we went back to the hotel to get ready for the Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately, I messed up the time and we got there an hour late. I was so sad but we still got to see a bunch of people play and we had a blast. This was a bucket lister for me so I was so excited that we got tickets. We saw Ricky Skaggs, Chris Janson, Charles Esten (plays Deacon on Nashville), and so many others. You MUST go to the Opry while you're in Nashville.
We met up with my friend Wendy at a bar on Lower Broadway after the Opry show. It was great to see her after all these years and meet her husband too.
On Sunday, we got up early and headed to church. We went to a Presbyterian church downtown that was super interesting haha. It was a nice service but just not my favorite church. Afterwards, we bid farewell to this fun city and headed back on the road towards Virginia. I am so glad that we were able to do this fun trip together. I love exploring new places with my hubby. :)