Road Trip – Second Stop Nashville!

We drove 250 miles northwest from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee to visit our brother & his family in Thompsons Station.

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Our first adventure took us to Leipers Fork where country celebrities are often sighted pickin’ and grinin’ at Puckett’s Grocery or with their families at the weekly outdoor movies.

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Along the charming main street of Leipers Fork

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Behind the old jail where weekly movies are shown outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leipers Fork

Leipers Fork

 

 

 

We were talking about the Natchez Trace at breakfast the next day so decided to go exploring along the Parkway and end up at the legendary Loveless Cafe for lunch.  They make 7,000 biscuits a day.  I think our table ate half of them with the blackberry jam.

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First taste of a fried green tomato

First taste of a fried green tomato

My adorable family at Loveless Cafe

My adorable family at Loveless Cafe

So, the following day we went to explore downtown Franklin, TN.  I am a Civil War buff and was anxious to visit the historical sites from the Battle of Franklin, a major disaster for the Confederate Army.  We didn’t have time during this visit, but I’ll be back.

On this visit to Franklin we started with breakfast at Meridee’s, a local institution,  and took a walking tour of Franklin.  The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin will be commemorated this year.

Meridee's Restaurant

Meridee’s Restaurant – a Franklin, TN icon

Downtown Franklin

Downtown Franklin

 

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin - go to Franklin150.com

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – go to Franklin150.com

This area of Tennessee is steeped in Civil War history and southern traditions and charm.  Franklin also has many haunted establishments associated with the war between the states.  Can’t wait to return and spend more time exploring – next time.

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2 thoughts on “Road Trip – Second Stop Nashville!

  1. nice pictures … enjoyable …. more later …. L ks

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  2. Love the pics and the details …it makes me feel like I’m right there with you!

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