Before our big move to New Haven (wrote Lexington there first…this is going to take some getting used to) Walter and I took a month long staycation in Nashville. When Walter first approached me with this idea I was super skeptical because I didn’t think it would be wise for me to extend my unemployment any longer than I had to. At the end of the month I was very pleased that we took this time off to spend with out family and friends. Today I am going to share some of my favorite memories from our time in Nashville in July.
My friend Alison came for a visit our first week in town, and I used that as an excuse to visit all of my favorite places and new places I have been wanting to try.
|Nashville Sign at Biscuit Love
I am confident we chose the hottest day to visit Cheekwood. I think this is the second sweatiest I have ever been in my entire life (the first being when we moved into our new apartment). The exhibit when we went was International Playhouses, and it featured six playhouses inspired by different countries. I have to say, the Monsoon Pavilion (inspired by India) was my favorite. It is the umbrella and swing picture in the collage above. I would love to one day have something similar in my backyard.
Not pictured are the hundreds of Pokemon Go players that crowded Centennial Park. I am not a Pokemon hunter, but I went one night with my husband and his friends.
These were taken in the Gulch, and I am pretty sure the small wings are meant for dogs or children.
July 17th was the one year anniversary of my cousin, David’s death. My siblings and I went to Ember’s Ski Lodge to toast to him and his life. We’re drinking Mo Smashes, which is a cocktail created just for David and includes, bourbon, basil, and blueberries. I have made it a few times, but it’s definitely best made by a professional.