One of our great friends turned 30...so we were asked to go with she and her hubby (one of my best friends since 4th great and match maker to trav and I) to celebrate her milestone bday!
She choose Nashville and we are so glad she did! We had an absolute blast! Such a fun, fun city...if you haven't been..you need to go! Fantastic music, food and entertainment everywhere! We did a ton in the 3 days we were there...but there is so much more to see!
Talented musicians everywhere..we kept thinking, wow, how have they not "made it" yet, but then we go to the next street or bar and this another band/singer just as good! sooo much talent!
Since everyone is trying to make it in the music industry..everywhere you turned it was a singer, songwriter, instrument player, etc...from wait staff, massage therapist, ubber driver..you name it...they were around! haha! It was cool to meet people and then google/you tube them later! of course we all took a mental note of their name in the event, one day, they make it big...we can say, we met them! haha!
The food was delicious, music was awesome and company was wonderful! all around fabulous trip!
Thanks to Gamy and Granddaddy who came to watch our kiddos so we could take the trip!
On our way...
Nashville airport was seriously the fastest with the luggage EVER! we walked straight to baggage claim with our luggage already there! AWESOME!
First group selfie! hahahaha.
stayed at the Omni Hotel downtown! Amazing hotel and great location!
and so smart..had my name right there on the screen to greet us! ha.
Got there at 6 and headed to our dinner at Kanye Prime!
Food was out of this world!
this was our appetizer...thick cut bacon, smoked and cured in syrup with a syrup cotton candy on top! Sounds disgusting..but it was absolutely delicious!
they brought Kass dessert for her bday! which..was delicious too!
side note..this is a funny story...probably was the dirty martini's talking..but, we found out our waiter was a singer with the band, Old County (go look them up)...so, F, started singing "Neon Moon" and the waiter/singer sang harmony with him...we were all cracking up! only to find out later (once we got home) that his band actually does sing that song on youtube! so funny!
we went back to the hotel after dinner before heading a block over to Broadway...the main strip!
Boys..feelin pretty good!
went to the infamous bar, Tootsies! had 3 levels...with a different band on each floor...all of course, were excellent!
Kass writing her name on the wall!
She was such a trooper..preggo and all..but never complained once!
view from our hotel.
Friday morning, Kass and I spent the morning at the spa! She got a mommy to be package..and I got a massage and pedicure! Wonderful spa service!
but , we had to hurry to get finished and ready to go on our celebrity home tour!
Relaxed and ready to see the stars homes! :)
The boys slept in and grabbed burgers while we got pampered!
This was little charles dickens home!
not sure who lived here..but sure is..um...interesting!
This was Charles..from Lady A.
and kelly pickler's,,
we saw a lot more..but..haha..i can't remember whose homes are whose...it was a 4 hour deal..and some looked pretty similar.
majority of the new-current people, have home in gated communities or on the list for tour buses not to drive by...
one of the top ones is Taylor swift's..we also drove by the house she bought her father and another house she bought her mother..which is empty b/c she didn't like it..b/c the exterior is purple..or so our bus driver said! ha.
after that..our nice bus driver took us to our next destination...the Grand Ole Opry..where we saw, Brandon Heath, Diamond Rio, Love and Theft..etc, etc...
such a fun show!
after that...back to broadway...
went to Honkey Tonk bar..and the band was amazing...not only great singers, but highly entertaining! so, although we were all tired..we just couldn't leave...but, eventually we did! haha.
saturday we went to brunch at the highly recommended..by EVERYONE, Pancake Pantry! The line was out the door and down the street..always a good sign! ha! They even had a jug of coffee while you waited! but, actually the line moved quickly and we devoured our food! Absolutely delicious! I got the sweet potato pancakes and they were devine! Kass got the french toast and it was also scrumptious! Trav was in heaven with his order..as it was pigs in a blanket..with meat was wrapped in a pancake...i knew he was going to order that once I saw it! lol.
after that we went to the Greenhills Mall..and shopped around and then went back to the hotel, freshened up and then went through the Country music Hall of fame!
Such a great walk down memory lane. Lots of cool stuff
This was elvis' Gold caddie!
had to get the sparkle guitar for hanna..
funny..b/c on majority of everyone's memorabilia..they had paper with original copies of songs...and then you get to Taylor Swift..and it's her Mac Computer! lol...my how times have changed! ha.
piece from the original hall of fame.
that night we followed our concierges recommendation to Martin's bbq....it was, again, delicious! and off the beaten path..more local!
we had dessert at Jeni's ice cream and then headed to the Listening room for some music!
It's honestly hard to pick a favorite thing we did...but this may certainly take the cake! IT WAS AWESOME! mainly b/c of the singer/songwriters there! Rhett Akins, Jonathan Singleton, Jimmy Robbins, and Laura Veltz! They all have written several #1 songs..and we sang along to everyone! such a great, great show and atmosphere!
all of the bars were non-smoking...which is a major plus in my book!
Rhett Akins (That ain't my truck)
Alabama is one of my all time favorite, followed by Aaron Watson, Pink and Nelly! lol...i know, it's diverse! haha
so, since I can't get my pic with the real Alabama..this will have to do!
but I did get a pic with Rhett! :)
after that show...we hit Broadway again, for one more night..had to get in 2 more infamous bars...
first stop..Swinging Doors...
where we ran into Patrick Warburton from Rules of Engagement..which just happened to be one of mine and Travis' fav shows...so, that was cool..
travis shook hands with him..
and we girls took a pic to get him in the background..hehe..so sneaky!
Had so much fun with my hot date! this was the first time..in probably 7 years..we have stayed up until 1:00am..for 3 consecutive nights..hitting the town!
Wore us out..but definitely worth it!
It was such a fun, fun, trip! but, of course we were ready to get home to our babies! our connecting flight got delayed 3 hours...so, we missed telling gamy and granddaddy goodbye and thank you..since they had to catch their flight...but, luckily we have great friends/neighbors who helped watch our kiddos until we got home! So, thank you Kasey! We owe you big time! :)
until next time, Nashville..b/c we will be back! :)