Monday, February 4, 2013

Top Five Things To Do In Nashville

If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, find me Marriedwithapup), then you know Derek and I took a mini-vacation down to Nashville for the weekend.  We feel in love with this city back in July when we went for my birthday.  We have been wanting to get back ever since!  And the second time did not disappoint. 

Here are our Top 5 Things to Do in Nashville:

1) Get new cowboy/cowgirl boots!

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Why you ask?  Well, buying new shoes is always fun.  BUT, there is nothing like putting on a pair of boots, walking into a bar with live music, and drinking a beer.  It’s all about the experience…and the boots just make it more authentic.  When in Rome, right?

We went to Boot Country and participated in their “Buy 1, Get 2 Free” special.  I think it is pretty clear who ended up with 2 pairs :)


2) Go to the Grand Ole Opry!

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This is a MUST do!  We didn’t go the first time, and I think now that we did, we will go back to one show every time.  It was two hours of pure entertainment.  Each act that went on only did 2-4 songs, so you got to see a lot of people.  Our night included:


photo-1eCharles Esten…or better know as Deacon Claybourne from the ABC show Nashville.

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IMG_0367eAnd Miss Carrie Underwood!!  She closed out the show, so she sang 4 songs and it left me wanting a whole lot more!  I must see her in concert!

There were many more people who performed.  We will definitely go back!


3) Go to any bar with live music and drink a beer

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 So, this is what Derek and I can do for HOURS!!  These people are seriously so, so, so good!
 

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The guy on lead guitar ended up being from Cincinnati.  Wahhhooo!



4)  Eat lots of good food (duh!)

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 No matter where we are, Derek and I love trying new restaurants.  One place that we went to this time, was Burger Up.  Everything from the community tables and décor, to the food was awesome.  The restaurant is based on thoughtful consuming so everything is very fresh and either local or known sourcing.  Loved it!


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Another cool place we tried out was Las Paletas.  It is a gourmet popsicle place that has been featured on The Food Network.  I got the hibiscus and Derek got the Chai.  Both equally amazing!


5) Throw away all mental capacity inhibitions and karaoke
 
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Y’all, I lost my mind with this one.  So, these people at this karaoke bar were great.  No, they were better than great…they were professionals.  I’m not even slightly exaggerating on this one.  It was almost like these amazing singers who are performing at the bars come here when their shift is done and just let off some steam by slaying every song imaginable.  Oh, and the groups, yeah, they were harmonizing.  You get the picture.

Derek was politely trying to talk me out of doing this.  But, with my a lot of liquid courage, I went up there and crossed something off my bucket list.  I’ve never done this before, and I will never do it again.  Let’s just say it didn’t go over as I’ve always imagined it would.  Derek said I was definitely performance of the night…but not for my skills. 

Well, that about wraps up our trip!  Hope you had a great weekend!



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33 comments:

brittany @ g squared said...

I love Nashville and have been dying to go back. Good call on the popsicles, looks amazing!!

Allana said...

Nashville is my favorite city. Cafe Coco is a great quaint food place - college centric.

Katrin said...

I am sure you were awesome! Glad you had such a wonderful time!

Margaret said...

Nashville is one of my favorite cities! I went for a bachelorette party a few years ago- but really want to go back with my husband and some friends!

Katie said...

I would love to go to Nashville, looks like you had a blast!

Kari said...

I squealed "DEACON!!" hahaha

I love Nashville and can't wait to go back. Glad you had a great time!!

Faith said...

"Derek said I was definitely performance of the night…but not for my skills."

OMG! I burst out laughing when I read this line. So funny!

Sounds like such a fun time. You make me want to visit Nashville and buy cowboy boots!

Kym Fox @ Travel Babbles | Living the (hockey) Life said...

I've stayed in Nashville twice while traveling through, but I was never able to actually explore. Thanks so much for sharing these photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

Courtney said...

Isn't Carrie Underwood amazing in person!?! I really want to go to Nashville someday but it is SO not Jeremy's scene so I think it's going to have to be a girl's weekend. Looks like you guys had fun!

Katie said...

Girl! This post is perfect for me. I'm going for a bachelorette party early April. Questions--do you think 2 days is enough? or should I go up a day early? If I can make 2 days work then that'd be best but if you think I need 3 days to absolutely see everything then tell me! :) I want to see CHARLES!!!

JJ said...

wow looks like a great time! I love your boots.

I need to get to Nashville very soon.

Sarah said...

Yayyay so glad you guys had fun, even if we did have to miss out ;) Can't wait to see your boots!

According to Jax said...

Please tell me D got your karaoke on video!! I want to see this!! :)

Lia Joy said...

SO FUN! I've always wanted to go to Nashville! And i love Gloriana and Carrie!!! :)

Jamie said...

I went to Nashville last year. We had such a great time.

Angela said...

What an amazing weekend, sounds like you both had a great time!

Haha love that you done karaoke xx

Kristen said...

Nashville is so fun! Did y'all go to Wildhorse? I love it! I also loved seeing the Belle Meade plantation.

Lauren said...

I've been dying to go to Nashville! :) I absolutely LOVE all of your pictures!

xo

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

I have never been but def if I go anywhere country buying cowboy boots is the first thing I do!

Whitney @ justacountry-girl said...

oh nashville! i swear i would live there in a heartbeat. you look sooo adorable in all your photos. looks like a great time. so jealous you got to spend some time with mrs. underwood/fisher :-)

Lauren said...

Looks like such a fun trip and those popsicles sound amazing!

Allison said...

So fun, I would love to go there!!

smk053078 said...

I want to go back soooooo badly! I went when I was a kid, but now I need to REALLY experience the city as an adult! How fun! And seeing Carrie Underwood...holy moly!!!

Ashley said...

One of my good friends just moved to Nashville and I can't wait to visit! Obviously I'll be packing my cowboy boots :)

J and A said...

YES! I need to go! Sounds amazing!! :) Any reason to wear cowboy boots, I am in!

Staci said...

I am soooooo jealous that you got to see the guy from Nashville! And karaoke?! You are brave, girl!

Jen said...

I visited Nashville a few years ago and am so sad that I didn't get a pair of boots :( But glad you had a great time. I didn't karaoke, but I did get up on the bar at Coyote Ugly...ha!

love jenny xoxo said...

great tips!! I would love to visit nashville!
{love jenny xoxo}

Ashley said...

LOVED this post!! I'm going to be in nashville next weekend for a bachelorette party. i've been many times before but it's one of my favorite cities to visit and this post just made me excited!

Laura Darling said...

One of my dreams in life is to go to Nashville! Everything I hear about it is wonderful!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

you saw carrie Underwood perform?! Jealous here!! That sounds like a great trip and I would love to try gourmet popsicles!! Oh and I have been dying for some new boots but can't justify the price right now :( have a great weekend

Jax said...

ha! sang! Way to go, girl! I wouldn't have been as brave!

Fun trip, cute boots, cute couple... Just fabulous. :)

dave and jenn said...

So is there video evidence of this karaoke debut? ;)

Carrie is awesome in concert - she is the real deal!