This Monday came extra quick as we spent the weekend in Nashville. I am tired! Linking up with Biana.
Sorry for the grainy iPhone pics; I couldn’t lug around my DSLR!
J, my brother, and I left around 1:00 Friday afternoon and made great time, even though we drove through a torrential downpour. We couldn’t check in to our Airbnb until 5:30, so we went in search of food. A few of you suggested Acme Feed & Seed, and, since we were in the area (and paid $30 to park), we decided to give it a try. The food was pretty good and the service was great. We had no trouble getting in – it was the best experience of the trip! If you’re looking for inexpensive food, cold beer, and a fun atmosphere, I highly suggest it.
We went back to the house to change but decided to stay in because of storm threats. The storm knocked out the power and a few neighboring trees… it was scary! But we took the opportunity to rest up for Saturday.
We woke up early Saturday to venture out for brunch. I had a list of places I wanted to try, but most didn’t open until 10:30 (or weren’t open at all), so after driving and walking around for over an hour (and working up a good sweat), we settled on Biscuit Love… which had a line out the door. We were so hot and hangry and ultimately decided on Bar Louie. The food was okay, but the waitress brought me a beermosa (beer and champagne) which I loved! After brunch we drove to the house to change and get a Lyft. We ended up back on Broadway and beer-hopped until the concert. I hated the Broadway area – it was much too touristy and crowded. And you could smoke in bars! I didn’t know that was still a thing? However, it was right across from the stadium, making it the perfect location.
The concert started at 8:00 and our seats were super high – I’m terrified of heights, so I had to drink a few beers to calm down. 🙂 Chris Stapleton was the opening act, and he started right at 8:00. He did not disappoint! Proud that he’s from Kentucky. Guns N’ Roses started around 9:00 and they were fantastic. They played for over two hours and Steven Adler came out and played a few songs with the band. The weather was perfect and the show was amazing. It was a dream come true for me. J and I have talked about seeing the band since we’ve been together, and it finally happened! I’m so glad my brother got to experience it, too.
There was chaos after the concert, but we luckily got to our Lyft safely. We didn’t get home until 2:00 – way too late for this old lady! Sunday we tried another location for brunch, but after waiting for an hour and dealing with the rude staff, we decided to go back to Bar Louie so we could get on the road. We left much later than I intended, but we didn’t hit much traffic and came home to homemade zucchini bread, courtesy of my grandmother. 🙂
I was disappointed with our Nashville experience, mainly because there were so many people. However, the concert made up for everything! And our Airbnb stay was fantastic. The house was clean and sweet – it was perfectly decorated with succulents throughout. The host was wonderful and responsive and the house was close to everything. I highly suggest Airbnb if you haven’t used it, and, if you’re planning a trip to Nashville, I’d be happy to share details about the house! I’m thankful we were able to go! I came back without a voice, so obviously a good time was had by all.
How was your weekend?