A Weekend Exploring Nashville

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Hello! It’s me, I have been MIA, but here I am again.

This past weekend Walter and I traveled down to Nashville to meet up with his mom, sister and brother-in-law. We had never been there, but we both decided we will definitely be back. Most likely we will be back for someone’s bachelor or bachelorette party because the city was literally crawling with them – apparently it is THE PLACE to go! 

Highlights included: 

Poptails at our hotel rooftop bar. You know I love my frozen treats so when I saw poptails on the menu I could not resist trying one! I was not expecting it to be like a good old fashioned push-pop, but that made it all the more fun! I had the strawberry basil and it was delicious! 

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Seeing Taylor Swift’s sparkly crystal guitar! I am a big Taylor Swift fan, although she is not technically a country singer anymore you can feel the city still trying to hold on to her/get her back. I know a lot of people (especially in Nashville) hold it against her that she has turned into a pop-artist, but I still love her either way ๐Ÿ™‚

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Live music everywhere at all times of the day! We paid a visit to the famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge (purple building in the picture below) on Broadway on Friday afternoon. We were told to go during the day because it is too crazy at night and I totally believe that because it was crazy during the day! We could not believe the amount of live music being performed at all times of the day, you felt like you were there for some sort of special occasion, but it was just a normal Friday afternoon in Nashville. 

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A tour of a local brewery – Yazoo – that was right across the street from our hotel. We had a very entertaining and informative tour guide, which always makes for a good tour. They had some delicious sour beers which I am a big fan of so those were fun to try. 

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A hop-on-hop-off trolley tour of the city that allowed us to see the entirety of the small city without having to walk around in the heat. The riverfront was beautiful and the tour guides were, again, very informative. One of the most interesting parts was seeing the area of the city that houses the country music artist’s recording studios. The city agreed to allow them to convert homes into their recording studios as long as they kept the integrity of the homes intact. It was crazy to feel like you were driving through a small city neighborhood when really they house the recording studios of big time stars! 

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken was the culinary highlight of the trip! Nashville is famous for it’s spicy fried chicken. We tried to go here in the middle of the day on Friday and the line was down the street, we were advised that it is always like that and if we didn’t want to wait in line to get there early. The next morning we got there 30 minutes before they opened and were second in line! I highly recommend this tactic as the seating inside is also limited. By the time they opened, the line was at least 40 people long! The chicken did not disappoint! I went with the 3rd spiciest option, the “Hot!”, I think I could have even scaled up to the hottest option, the “Damn Hot!” – there is always next time ๐Ÿ™‚ They also offer lots of delicious sides to chose from, I went with the pimento mac & cheese and the coleslaw ๐Ÿ™‚  

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Overall we had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back some day soon! 

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