What To See

This is the order of what we saw in our around Paris in 24 hours tour.  There are still things on my list that I would really like to see, but covering the basics was most important for us on this trip since my husband had never been.  Hopefully we will go back for a little longer of a stay … Read More

Fun for Free Nashville

Opryland Resort http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center/ Up for a lovely stroll inside a beautiful greenhouse? The Opryland Resort will keep you entertained for as long as you like.  Bridges, waterfalls, beautiful flowers and plants accent every step of your walk.  You might even run into a Minnie Pearl lookalike. Or, you may bump into characters from DreamWorks films as they provide interactive adventures … Read More

Culture in Nashville

The Adventure Science Museum http://www.adventuresci.com/ We often saw the pyramid to the Adventure Science Museum light up in bright, fluorescent colors at night as we would drive by.  When we learned that we were moving away from Nashville, I insisted that we visit the museum so we could finally see what was on the inside.  We beheld amazing planet exhibits … Read More

Going Historical in Nashville

The Belle Meade Plantation http://bellemeadeplantation.com/ For Civil War buffs and horse lovers alike, this home is a must to visit.  You can still see evidence of cannonballs from the Civil War in the home.  As a breeding plantation for thoroughbreds, the threat of stolen horses became real, thus inspiring a slave to rotate them in fields all over middle Tennessee … Read More

YUM Nashville Part 1

YUM Bacon and Caviar (B&C) Barbecue http://baconandcaviar.com/ I worked as a Church Administrative Assistant when we lived in Nashville, so I frequently needed to cater one event or another.  Our Worship Pastor recommended B&C to me.  After one bite of their barbecue, I was hooked.  I’m from Western North Carolina and I’m a Barbecue snob.   Don’t ever try to give … Read More

YUM Nashville Part 2

 Music City Flats http://www.musiccityflats.com/ While we lived in Nashville, this restaurant went by a different name: Urban Flats. I’ve been told that it is even better than before, which is hard for me to imagine. I don’t see exactly what we used to order on the menu anymore, probably because of the fact that it was a secret combination of … Read More

YUM Nashville Part 3

  GiGi’s Cupcakes               http://www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/nashvilletennessee  A couple years ago, cupcakes were the biggest fad.   One of the steady businesses that has stood tall in a rocky economy is GiGi’s Cupcakes.   Everyone needs a happy little moment of escape in this world we live in.  Why not escape with a cupcake?  Like a Boston Crème … Read More

Shopping in Nashville

Anthropologie http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp I’m just throwing this one in there for fun, because, well…it’s my favorite store ever!  I always enjoy seeing these stores in various cities because they all seem to be unique.  If you want to leisurely shop, there are some other great shops down this street including some great boutiques, a Merrell store, AND another one of my … Read More

Experience in Nashville

The Franklin Theatre http://www.franklintheatre.com/ When you see the dazzling sign in front of The Franklin Theatre, you feel like you’re about to step back into yesteryear.  This Theatre has a lot of love that has been poured into it to get back up and running.  You can enjoy great classic movies, plays, concerts, and listening to various speakers here.  Check … Read More