I am so sorry it has taken me so long to post this, but I have been so busy with work, the move, and a few things winding down the high school baseball season, but better late than never, right?
For those of you that follow my Instagram feed or our trip hashtag, #whoopitupnashville, you've probably been up to speed on all of the debauchery that went on this weekend in Nashville. For those of you that don't, here's the details:
The girls met me at my apartment bright and early and we started our 3 and a half hour trek to Tennessee. The drive went by quicker than I thought because we decided to learn every single word to "Wild, Wild Love" by Pitbull.. We tried and tried until we got tired of hearing the song, but never completely mastered it. Oh well, it did it's job of entertaining us and making the trip go by faster.
Our first stop once we got to town was for lunch. We decided we had to check out Broadway first. I also had some things I had to do at the office right quick. It was a win-win: free parking, food, and getting some things off my to-do list. We ended up deciding to eat lunch at Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Gril per a recommendation of one of my coworkers. For bar food, it was surprisingly good!
We went and checked into our hotel, napped, showered, and headed back out for dinner at one of my favorites, Demos, and our night out on the town. I just love their pasta. Paired with a glass of sweet white wine, it's hard to beat!
|Why didn't anyone bother to tell me my skirt was crooked?|
While we were planning this trip, the only major requirement we all had was that we went to Big Bang, the piano bar. So that was one of the first things we tackled while painting the town. I could spent the entire night at the piano bar if you would have let me.
The next morning we attempted to go to the Pancake Pantry, but the line was around the block. This girl was too hungry to wait, and I'm not a big fan of breakfast either, so it didn't hurt my feelings one bit that we decided to jump straight to lunch. We decided to just head up to Opry Mills where we had planned on touring the Grand Ole Opry that afternoon and grab lunch there.
|I know typical tourist trap, Rain forest Cafe|
After lunch and a little shopping, we went around back and started our tour of the Opry house.
|Minnie Pearl's Shoes|
|The women of country music dressing room. You Nashville fans might recognize this room from the show!|
|The infamous circle|
After our tour sadly came to and end, we decided to stop by Antique Archeology, the American Pickers store, to get a gift for one of the girl's mom's. I got myself a shirt as well, because they were too cute to pass up. We went back to our hotel to change for dinner. A few of us opted to also visit some of the little boutiques by Vandy while the others were starting their showers. We went to dinner at Jackson's and met up with one of my friends from college, Scott, who now lives in Nashville. I had some delectable shrimp and grits and it was great to catch up with him and see how his new life and career in Tennessee was going. He also gave us each a copy of his EP! You can download a copy for yourself here. We may be biased, but we totally loved it!
After dinner we ventured back down to Broadway for our final night on the town. The final goal for the trip was to learn a few new line dances at Wild Horse. We all got out there with great hopes and were determined to line dance. Halfway through the first song, we started to tap out one by one because we realized we were not cut out for it. 4 songs later, we look up to find Amy has not only mastered some of the dances, but is now teaching all the people around her how it's done. I have never met anyone to dance like Amy or learn new steps as quickly as she does.
|sorry.. cell phone pic|
|We absolutely loved the bouncer guy. He sang and danced along with us.|