The day after Labor Day always makes me just a little bit sad. Not only does it mark the end of a three-day-weekend (the last one of the year, thank you very much), but it’s also a clear sign that summer is officially over. As I mentioned, I spent my last summer weekend in Nashville. So. Much. Fun. I really love that city. It’s been on our USA “to-visit” list for awhile (do you all keep a list like this, too?), but was sort of a spur-of-the-moment decision. We were looking for a quick and easy getaway for the weekend – to a place neither of us had never been before. Besides a quick college visit in high school, I had never spent any time in Nashville. And let’s be honest: after watching ABC’s Nashville (22 days until the season premiere!), who isn’t just a little bit intrigued by the Music City?
We had high hopes for Nashville – and it definitely delivered. Our only set plans were eating reservations, so we basically filled the time between lunch and dinner doing various activities. We definitely hit a few of the major tourist spots: The Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and The Johnny Cash Museum. We spent Saturday afternoon biking around downtown (after the pancake brunch we had at The Southern, a little exercise was necessary). At night, we hit the bars Downtown – Robert’s was a favorite. It’s such a cool thing to be able to walk into basically any bar and hear live music. Good live music. Such a treat.
The restaurants. All delicious. We didn’t have a single bad meal. I received such good recommendations and I was so excited to try some of the local spots. We hit some stanadards (Watermark) and then some of the newer restaurants like Husk (their heirloom tomato salad was delish). We absolutely couldn’t leave Nashville without some Southern cooking from Loveless Cafe. It’s a Nasvhville institution, and now I know why. We spent nearly two hours waiting for our table (we passed the time with a good ol’ game of Heads Up) but the biscuits alone were worth the wait.
(Did I mention I made a trip to Deacon’s house? Yes. Yes, I did. I’m a freak like that. I just couldn’t go to Nashville without seeing something Rayna or Deacon related.)
All photos taken by Luella & June®