Friday, October 26, 2012

Nashville - Time to Breathe

The hubster and I bailed out of town for a few days of rest and relaxation in lovely Nashville, Tennessee.

Oh. My. Word, y'all.   The food.  The incredible fall colors.  The Southern hospitality.

I had forgotten just how much there was to see and do there, and I had forgotten how much I missed some of my favorite people who just so happen to live there!  Yay for catching up, and feeling like no time has passed at all, even after thirteen years!

My favorite picture of the whole experience came from The Opryland Hotel, a site you absolutely MUST (do not pass Go, do not collect $200) see if you happen to be in that neck of the woods. 

Doesn't it just look like it's lit up from the inside?   God creates such amazing beauty!

Another of my favorites:

I wanted to stay there all day, sitting just beneath one of those gorgeous trees, listening to the water trickling by, breeze rustling through the leaves.

There was also this incredible spot, inviting me to sit a bit:

I can almost still feel the sun shining on my face.  Even though it's chill-eeeee today and there's snow on the ground.

And?  We had a heavenly breakfast here:

Country ham, like only the folks in the South can do it.  And the biscuits... oh my.  They were unbelievable.  Fresh out of the oven, flaky, hot, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, slathered with a heaping helping of homemade peach preserves.  Heaven.

Followed that bit of gastronomic happiness with a visit to downtown Franklin.  Main Street USA, dressed up for fall.  Quaint little shops; the smell of coffee and pumpkin spice in the air; leaves in brilliant gold, orange and red littering the walk as if the angels had just begun to decorate for Christmas.  

It was a great trip.  Can't wait to go again one of these days.  Maybe next time I'll spend a couple of weeks.


Lynda Anderson said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip! Love the pix!

Jeanie said...

These are GORGEOUS! I also want to sit there all day, near that stream, under those trees!!!

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