05 April 2012

girls' weekend: nashville

Jenny, a friend of mine from high school, lives far away in Atlanta and we hardly ever get to see each other.  We've tried to make a point of getting together in Virginia or Georgia at least every other year or so.  But sometimes we've interjected road trips into the mix.  Our first was 5+ years ago to Savannah, Georgia.  And this spring we ventured to Nashville, Tennessee for the weekend.


Where we stayed:
Downtown Nashville at the Renaissance Hotel

Where we ate:
Margaritas and cheap Mexican at El Rey on Second Avenue
Cobb salads and fancy cocktails at Merchants on Broadway

Where we explored:
Centennial Park and the Parthenon
The Gulch district for shopping (two boutiques)
Union Station (now a hotel)
Downtown Nashville in general

Where we went honky tonkin':
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on Broadway
The Stage on Broadway

I think Jenny and I must have walked 15 miles or more around and about Nashville.  We jogged some of it, but mostly just explored on foot all the ins and outs of the downtown area.  Was there much shopping?  Not at all, but we saw lots of neon, a whole lot of folks drinking at 10:00AM (young and old), and some pretty neat architecture.  We got manicures and had fancy cocktails.  Bought local Goo Goo clusters to bring back home.  And got to catch up on each others' lives.  A wonderful girls' weekend away.

P.S. all my Instagram photos taken with the Nashville filter ;)


T. said...

Goo Goo clusters sound amazing!! I am still waiting to hear about the rest of your birthday...

Frau S said...

I've never been to Nashville. Looks like you had good fun. I'll have to add it to my list!