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