Coffee Talk + Nashville Recap

Good morning from Nashville! I’m up early writing this post because we have to catch a flight home here in a bit.

The coffee shop in our hotel serves coffee in the cutest mug with a glass carafe of extra on the side. I’m not sure what the point is, as it does get cold fast, but of course I had to take a picture.

I’m actually waiting anxiously at this moment for the coffee shop to open because I need my fix! Although to be honest, I may end up at the Starbucks across the street because they open a half hour earlier and I prefer their coffee… presentation notwithstanding.

Anyway! We’ve had a great time in Nashville, and we definitely picked the right weekend weather-wise. Evidently they’ve had a ton of rain over the past few weeks so if we’d come any earlier, we would have been stuck with that, and this weekend we not only got a gorgeous weekend here, but we managed to escape the storm that ravaged the northeast.

I’m happy that my family at home still has power. So many in our area don’t, and I would really feel awful if they were dealing with that while I’m away.

For those who may not have read my post yesterday, we stayed at Noelle, Nashville, a boutique hotel that has recently been revived. It’s been absolutely wonderful.

We ate dinner at Rolf and Daughters the first night we were here and then went down on Broadway for some live music. We ended up at Dierk’s Whiskey Row, where the band covered music from about every popular genre from country to pop to rock-and-roll to alternative. They were great. We just hung out there for an hour or two and then walked back to the hotel.

On Friday, we visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and took the Studio B Tour. Then we went out to lunch at Husk, which was absolutely phenomenal. I highly recommend it if you’re ever in Nashville. We wandered into the Johnny Cash Museum but didn’t have time to go through it before our lunch reservations. It looked cool though.

That night we were planning to go back down to Broadway to find some live music, but then we discovered the alley behind our hotel had a few spots that were much quieter. We wandered into the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, and it was a blast. The musicians were good, but the people watching opportunity was beyond fantastic. Ha!

We spent our last day in Nashville poking around downtown. We toured the Ryman, and then we wandered back down to Broadway and caught a really fun band at Tootsie’s. They were amazing musicians and really great with the crowd. It’s amazing to me how busy those bars are on a Saturday morning! It was like 11:30 am when we got there, and they were already going strong.

We came back to our room and rested a bit before heading up to dinner at Puckett’s last night, and then I’m actually a little embarrassed to admit that we came back to our hotel and watched tv and went to bed early. Such party animals, we are! Haha!

I did feel a little silly wasting our last night in Nashville, but it was really cold, and we just didn’t feel up to walking around anymore. We knew it would be super crowded down on Broadway on a Saturday night, and we figured we’d heard enough good music for one weekend.

Today I’m eager to get home to my kids, and naturally I’m hoping for a safe and uneventful trip. It looks like a clear day for flying, so that’s good at least!

I hope y’all enjoy the rest of your weekend!