As you can probably guess, it was a long weekend. My blog game is slacking today, apologies. But I have some pictures to share along with some Nashville trip highlights! A beautifully scenic drive through the North GA Mountains up to TN! Because hotel selfies are a must. Blurry, I know. But by far my favorite part of the trip was going to see a show at the Grand Ole Opry House! I’m such a big country music fan, I had a huge smile on my face during the entire show! Who was my favorite performer? Carrie Underwood! It was so amazing to see her perform in such a small and intimate environment! Y’all, that girl can SANG!!!! She killed it, it was amazing and it was absolutely a dream come true for me (dramatic?) to see her perform. It was amazing. There were some other great performers too and a lot of different types of country music. Blue grass, mountain music, everything was amazing. If you’re planning a trip to Nashville and you’re a country music fan I would definitely recommend checking out a show there. We had orchestra seats and they were fantastic. Hands down, best part of the trip!
L and I explored Vanderbilt while the hubs and his cousin played golf – our hotel was literally across the street from the campus. The library was the only building that was open so we went in and checked it out. It was so pretty and historic! It was built in 1920! A cool staircase and illuminated display outside the engineering and science buildings. This tree is actually bronze, it’s called the “Tree of Learning” and it’s right outside the library – quite a site!
After walking around the campus we were hungry! We did lots of walking on this trip, for the record. It was hot…hot hot hot. We walked about 1.5 miles from Vandy over to a cool mexican restaurant, Saint Anjeo. Tacos and buy-one-get-one sangria were a must. Highly recommended. Then we walked over to Broadway, about .8 miles, and hit up the George Jones Museum rooftop bar. I didn’t get any pictures of that but this was a cool shot down Broadway, lined with bars and live music! For dinner we ate at a DELICIOUS restaurant that I think was more of a local/college hang out than a “foodie” restaurant – which is probably why it was so good. South Street Restaurant was about a .5 mile walk from our hotel. Everything we ordered was delicious! We had oysters, chips and queso, ribs, smoked bbq chicken, pulled pork sandwich, homemade tater tots, and mac and cheese. Everyone left STUFFED! Definitely worth checking out if you’re around Vanderbilt.
We had such a great time, but we’re happy to be home! A nice 4 mile run this morning felt great, especially after a weekend full of food! We get to pick our dogs up tonight and I can’t wait to see how excited they are to come home!
Hope you guys had a great weekend!
What did you do this weekend?
Do you prefer to visit foodie/fancy restaurants on vacation or local spots?
How is everyone’s fall marathon training going?!