Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Girls' Weekend 2012: Nashville!

Over the weekend, I met up with five of my college housemates in Nashville. None of us actually lives in Nashville; we just thought it would be a fun place to visit. And it was! The combination of tons of great music, good food, and the company of my very best friends was perfect.

We were there during Whitney Houston's funeral/homegoing. Here we are roaming the streets, talking about it.

Keller brought her niece's Flat Laura doll and took pictures of it around Nashville. Here's Flat Laura at the birthplace of bluegrass music!

We went to the Grand Ole Opry. As we were waiting before the show, a woman came up to us and asked if we would take a picture with her and her granddaughter's Flat Emily doll! Is that a coincidence or what? We got some photos of Flat Emily and Flat Laura together. The were instant friends. Don't they look so happy together?

Jenny and I before the Grand Ole Opry

The Opry is a live broadcast radio show. There are a bunch of performers each night, each doing one or two songs. Some of them were pretty cheesy (think names rhinestoned on guitar straps). But it was so so so much fun! I would go again in a heartbeat.

Don't worry, we also toured the Jack Daniels distillery.

The tour included a couple of videos. Instead of watching the videos, I took pictures of my friends watching them. I can watch videos any day. But I can only take pictures of this crew once in a great while.

Caitrin, Stacey and Lindsay outside the distillery, taking a break to rock and look at iDevices
We may have spent a little time at the Honky Tonks (that's really what they call them!).

We're already planning Girls' Weekend 2013. Or at least I am. Quebec? Colombia? Only time will tell. xo


Laura said...

Yes!! It looks like you had a great time. And you did a wonderful job taking pictures. I especially like how empty the streets were during the homegoing.

Case said...


jennyj said...

what case said.

Kate said...

Looks like you had an awesome weekend, how fun!

Stacey Phurrough said...

On your next visit, go to Arrington Vineyards. It's south of Nashville (not as far as the JD Distillery), and is the best setting for a picnic and wine in the vineyard. There are free wine tastings and typically music on the weekends. Fun Nashville bonus is that it is owned by the country star Kix Brooks from the duo Brooks and Dunn.