Monday morning we left VA and I started a book. So good, by the way. I finished it in one day. 🙂
Our goal was to get to Nashville but we quickly realized that we had several stops in mind and we readjusted our goal to Knoxville,TN.
Our first stop was The Natural Bridge. There are no words to describe how gorgeous this place was.
How Great Thou Art, Indeed.
And then, in case I need proof that my husband rocks, we made a detour to hit up the JCrew Clearance Center in Lynchburg,VA. Yeah, my heart was racing a little bit. The entire store was 20% off on top of pretty deep discounts to begin with. YES!
Unfortunately, it must have been a bum day. There wasn't much to choose from, but I did scoop up a couple pair of shorts and a really cute one piece. ($20!?!?!?)
We drove throughout the rest of the day and pulled into the Hilton Knoxville just in time for drinks and dessert on the patio. The girls were pretty much a hit to all of the businessmen. HA!
Can you spot the tiny topknots above the piano? My favorite.
Our first stop was to see one of my favorite people in the world, Ms Jenni Bowlin.
Y'all…her house. There are NO words. It is absolutely gorgeous. My dream house.
I also love Doris. She is just the sweetest. I think the babies wish they could have just stayed in Mt. Juliet forever.
and Catie loved seeing the chickens with Miss Doris. So so sweet.
I loved catching up with my scrapbooking friends. The curly haired gorgeous girl is Melissa, she used to work for Jenni and I always loved catching up with her at CHA. I've missed her and was so glad she could meet us for lunch!
After we reluctantly left my dream house 🙂 we checked in at our hotel in Nashville.
We walked down Broadway to get some dinner. The girls were pretty much in heaven at this point. You should have seen their faces!
We had the best ribs this Texas girl has had in a long time (and sausage, and pork, and brisket,and and and) at Jack's Bar-B-Que and then we just wandered for a bit.
The girls stood with their little faces pressed to this bar for quite a while. They loved the music (the stage was right up against the window). The bouncer thought they were so cute…he even took a photo.
And at one point the drummer tapped the window with his sticks and grinned at them. It was unbelievably cute.
We decided that C and L needed to see their first ever live music. They were so dang interested in every single live music venue we passed.
So we took them into Wildhorse Saloon and let them listen. Y'all…it was awesome. They were so into it. Dancing, bobbing heads. Pure awesome.
These 2 party girls stayed up way past their bedtime but they loved every minute.
Today we are meeting a friend for lunch and then booking it through Arkansas.
On the road yet again!