Girls Weekend in Nashville

10347164_718312140250_7043247035682389652_nA few weeks ago, I had the chance to go to Nashville for a girls weekend! One of my best friends was turning 30, so we booked a short Friday-Sunday trip. It was so much fun!

After flying in Friday evening, we kicked off the weekend with dinner at The Southern. While the service was just “ok,” the food was amazing! We had great drinks, oysters, gumbo and lots of delicious Southern food. Afterwards we headed back to our hotel, The Union Station Hotel, to grab a drink in the hotel lobby.

The next day, Saturday, we had reserved for spending all day on Lower Broadway (where all the bars and honky tonks are.) We started at a place called Honky Tonk Central. It was the perfect place to start the day! Honky Tonk Central is three levels and they’re all open air. We sat on the second level, where we had an amazing view of Nashville. Each level also has their own live music. Not a bad place to spend Saturday morning!

From there, we checked out ACME Feed & Seed for lunch. It was another great spot!!! The first level is a restaurant, the second is more of a bar/lounge and the third is a rooftop bar. We started with lunch then headed up to the rooftop! Here are a few pictures of our view…

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Next, we went to the George Jones Museum and Rooftop Bar! Their rooftop was amazing too, and they had a great band, so we spent most of the rest of the night there.

On our way out, we were able to catch the end of an incredible cover of Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” I’m so bummed because I haven’t been able to find this performer online anywhere, but I hope I hear her on the radio someday!

Our last stop was The Stage, which is always fun but so crowded, so after a few songs we called it a night and headed to our hotel. Sadly, the next day was “leaving day,” but I’m already excited to go back sometime!

(In the meantime, here are some of my other posts on Nashville!)

 

Errands

Nigros Western StoreI dropped by Nigro’s Western Store in Kansas City the other day and had to take a quick picture before walking in. It’s such an awesome store with a great selection of cowboy boots and Western wear. It’s also where I get my supplies for taking care of my cowboy boots (that I bought there!)

Here are some pictures of the inside of the store.

As far as errands go, this trip was definitely a “fun” one!

Sunflower Showdown

GrinterFarmsSunflowerLast night was a big night here in Kansas! Two of our college basketball teams, KU and K-State, squared off in a game that we call the Sunflower Showdown. There’s a big rivalry between the two schools so it’s always an exciting game to watch!

In honor of the Sunflower Showdown, I thought I’d share a few pics I took late last summer. I took them at a sunflower field between Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City called Grinter Sunflower Farm. The Grinter family is nice enough to let people come traipse around their fields to take pictures, and let me tell you, just because there aren’t any people in these pics doesn’t mean no one was around! It was absolutely packed…to the point that it was hard to find parking on a usually deserted gravel road! Although it can get a little crazy, it’s a beautiful place to take pictures and I’m so glad so many people get to enjoy a little piece of Kansas!

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