Music City Adventures
I have loved the journey of writing so far. I’ve been able to use this blog as an outlet for my thoughts and passions. However, I would love to share more about my personal life, adventures, trips, and daily life. It’s a great way to write about and document my experiences.
That being said, my family and I just returned from our first trip to Nashville. It was full of new sights, sounds, and new adventures. So, I’ve put together a summary of my trip with my first impressions of Nashville! I love to reflect on my trips and vacations by writing about them, and I know I’ll love to look back on my experiences later!
Highlights of the Trip:
- Touring the Gaylord Opryland Hotel– Even if you’re not staying in the hotel, you can visit. It’s neat to see all the plants and the display. We even took a boat tour around the hotel.
- Shopping at Opry Mills– Huge outlet mall! We got lots of great deals.
- Visiting Green Hills– A suburb of Nashville. We drove through the area, it’s beautiful, and you see lots of gorgeous mansions. It’s an area full of luxury. We also stopped at The Mall at Green Hills, which had some nice shops. And of course we couldn’t leave without stopping by Trader Joes, our favorite grocery store!
- Visiting Franklin– Another suburb of Nashville with a small town feel. We enjoyed walking through downtown and stopping by the shops. Unique and peaceful little town.
- Good Eats (Puckett’s and the Frothy Monkey) – Puckett’s was definitely my favorite place to eat in Nashville. They had a wide variety of good Southern food. We actually ate there twice we enjoyed it so much! Great food and neat atmosphere! I also love coffee shops, and I was excited to find the Frothy Monkey, my expectations were met. Cozy atmosphere and the best latte I’ve ever had.
- Exploring downtown Nashville-There’s so much to do downtown, it’s a little overwhelming. We just walked through downtown and stopped by a couple of souvenir shops.
- Visiting the Parthenon– Nashville is home to a life size replica of the Parthenon. There is a lot of gorgeous artwork inside and it is surrounded by a nice outdoor park with trails, a large grass area for games, and picnic tables. It’s worth a visit!
- Visiting Riverfront Park– A great place to spend a pretty day. We walked around and got some great pictures.
- The Country Music Hall of Fame– This was my favorite place we toured. It is full of information and history of country music and Nashville. We especially enjoyed the interactive areas.
Lessons learned on this trip:
I was able to unplug from school, worry, and stress. I had the opportunity to refocus and refresh. I was reminded to enjoy life- the simple moments; to laugh at stupid jokes, to smile more, and just enjoy the time I have been given, not to spend it in worry and stress. I’m thankful for opportunities to spend time with my family and grow closer to them. I was reminded to live in celebration and response to God’s magnificent presence, wherever I go.