Girl's Trip to Nashville days 3 & 4

Sunday morning we enjoyed another lazy morning around the house-- talking up a storm.  We had lots to say to one another and learn about each other.  I did spend some quiet time out on the deck/patio reading and talked to the family back home while everyone else got dressed and ready.



We decided to grab some lunch from Cava before heading over to the Belle Meade Plantation and Winery for a tour. 

a rice and grain bowl with tzatziki sauce, hummus, vegetables, and Greek dressing 

Another sweet tea for me! I allowed myself 1 a day. 

It was such a beautiful day out. We explored the grounds for about an hour before heading to the Belle Meade house itself for our 3:30 guided tour-- sorry no photos are allowed inside the house but our guide William was just wonderful.



the backside of Belle Meade 

The smokehouse

Gardens

worker/slave cabins

the dairy house

It was a lovely property with a stream running through it.


View of the front looking down the long drive


The original house where the original family members lived before building the larger mansion




The ice house is now set up as a den and they offer bourbon tours inside

Looking down the drive from the front porch

After the tour the other three ladies participated in a wine tasting that was included in our tour price and then we walked around just a bit more before piling in the car and driving around to a few different areas in Nashville. 


We stopped for some more ice cream at Jeni's! 


This time I tried their salted peanut butter with chocolate flecks; it was good too!


We drove around some more and stopped to check out some of their famous murals.





We swung by the The Factory for drinks and food and then headed back to the house where we talked some more, Facetimed with a friend, and then traded blogging tips and tricks. 

Monday morning was here before we knew it and while I had to be at the airport by 9:40/10 we decided to get up early and head to breakfast at the Loveless Cafe. The food was so good and the service was so quick that we even had time to check out the little shops there too. 




Their biscuits are incredible! I ate one small biscuit with some of their homemade blackberry jam but I ate most of it plain since they were so buttery and flaky. 

I got an egg sandwich with bacon and it was delicious! So much so that I ate the whole thing and I am not usually one for breakfast foods. 




It was a wonderful weekend and we're already talking about making it an annual thing. I can't wait!

Linking up with: Tuesdays with a Twist, 















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  1. I went to college in Nashville and have great memories of enjoying fresh biscuits at a local restaurant. Yum, Yum! I'm so glad you had a fun time. #MMBC

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    1. We do not have yummy biscuits like that up north and I really enjoyed my time eating my way through Nashville.

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  2. Oh, this looks so fun! And how great would it be if it could be annual! So glad you had this trip!!!

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    1. I really hope we can; I've already starting looking at Airbnb's in a few different places!

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  3. Thank you for all the details! Looks perfect to me! Amy

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  4. How fun! I really like your blue dress - you look great! Food looks delicious too :)

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun! Those food pictures all look great!!

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  6. What a wonderful girls trip- definitely the perfect location! Thanks for sharing your adventures

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    1. Thank you! It really was a wonderful location with so much to see and do.

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  7. I saw those biscuits and my mouth watered all over again! I loved reading your recap. It's fun seeing everyone's different pictures and hearing their spin on the trip. I've thought about this trip so much already and am so thankful for the great time that we all had! I'm looking forward to continuing this tradition!

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  8. Nashville is so on my list! Looks like you had a blast!

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  9. Joanne,
    Thanks so much for your visit and for your prayers... It has been gratefully appreciated....Joe passed away peacefully and comfortably in a Hospice Unit on April 16th...
    Hugs,
    Deb
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

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  10. It sounds like you all had a great time. I love that blue dress on you!
    The Belle Meade Plantation looks a fantastic place to visit.

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  11. Such a fun weekend! I'd enjoy visiting Belle Meade and eating all that delicious food :)

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  12. I love all your pictures and that breakfast sandwich did look good! Looking forward to our new annual trip!

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  13. Belle Meade reminds me of some of the Presidential homes/plantations we toured in Virginia. What a fun weekend! Sounds like it should be an annual event.

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  14. What a delightful trip! The Greek bowl is just up my alley--yum! And the ice cream caught my eye, too. :) Thank you for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #35 linkup. We hope to see you next time, too, for #36. Have a great week.

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  15. So much good eating!! Southern style:) I would have come home five pounds heavier!!

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  16. I love seeing your photos, since they are a slightly different perspective than what I took. It's so fun how each person picked different things to highlight on their blog posts. Hope you have a great week!

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  17. Looks like fun. Now I want to go.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  18. You know it's good when you talk about making it an annual thing. We still haven't been here and it's definitely on our bucket list!
    Xoxo
    Jodie

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  19. Looks like such a fun weekend! I have met a number of bloggers in person and it's always been a good time. I live in the south and have learned to ask for half and half when I order tea. It is still plenty sweet : ) My daughter lived outside of Nashville for two years before moving last summer and we enjoyed our visits there.

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    1. That's a great idea about ordering half and half!

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  20. Oh that looks and sounds like a fabulous weekend! So relaxed! It's great to make that a tradition.

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  21. I'm surprised I don't know who the other bloggers are, I've been around so long I thought I knew most of them by now. The trip looks like a blast. The food is amazing. I was in Nashville but didn't make it to Belle Meade. We went to President Jackson's house instead.

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    1. It was neat to hear the family history and learn that horse racing actually started in Nashville before it was outlawed and moved to Kentucky!

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  22. What a cool trip you had. Very nice.

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  23. How fun to make it an annual trip! That is so much fun! I just love how blogging has brought so many of us together over the years!

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  24. Joanne, what a lovely trip! Happy to see you enjoyed your time. :)

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  25. I love seeing people have the best time -- and that's exactly what you did. It looks like such a fun holiday with fun people and so much to see and do (and eat!). I love every minute of it.

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  26. These photos are just so fun, Joanne! You can tell you have now made some friends for life! And, those biscuits...I love a biscuit and eat them plain with maybe a bit of blueberry jam. Now, I'm hungry!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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    1. I like my biscuits best plain too! But I had to try at least one of the 3 varieties of homemade jam they served with them.

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  27. What a fun trip! The photo of the rice and grain bowl with tzatziki sauce really caught my eye... that looks so delicious! And, when I get to the Nashville area, I'll definitely have to check out Jeni's ice cream since we have our own Jeni - my oldest! I think a mother-daughters trip to Nashville/Franklin may be in our future!

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  28. Thanks for sharing this with us at SSPS, I can see where Nashville is a great destination!

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  29. So fun to read about your trip! The huge flag on the wall photo is a cute one!

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    1. Thank you! Nashville has lots of cute wall murals like that all over the place.

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  30. What a wonderful trip! All the food and sights look amazing.
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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  31. What a fun outing! The biscuits and ice cream look amazing

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