Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tennessee Road Trip {part 4}

So, besides all of the other fun stuff we have been doing in Tennessee, one of the main reasons we came here was to do a college tour for Drew at Vanderbilt.






After the tour we headed down the scenic Hwy 100 to have lunch at the famous Loveless Cafe. This place was so much more than I was expecting! Such a cute spot and definately worth the drive for some character and good made-from-scratch Southern cooking.


The restaurant.


The Country Market.


The General Store.


Inside the lobby of the restaurant.


Buscuits and jam; catfish, hushpuppies, fried green tomatoes, macaroni and cheese; fried chicken, mash potatoes; pulled pork, beans.... Oh my!

Ribbet collage

I am a big fan of the TV series Nashville and one thing I had really wanted to do on this trip was to see a show at the Bluebird Cafe-- which is seen frequently in this series. Tickets for shows at the Bluebird become available one week before the show date and are sold out with in 3 minutes. I was bummed we weren't able to get tickets, but Pete insisted that we at least drive by and get a picture.


There was a line forming out front to try and get in if there are is room or cancellations. Pete insisted we get in line and just see... I will add that we were in the direct sun in the sweletering heat!!! There were maybe 25 people in front of us with about a 45 minute wait until the doors would open.... Finally at 5pm they opened the doors and started slowly letting people in.


We got in!!! I was so happy!


Bluebird Cafe is a small listening room where songwriters come to perform 'in the round'.


This was such a fun night and not having tickets beforehand actually added to the experience! Thanks Pete for insisting we stop! :)


The next morning we were on the road leaving Nashville at about 8:30am. It was a long, long day of driving but it was a gorgeous day, with low traffic and pretty scenery.



We pulled into our driveway 15 hours and 2,409 roundtrip miles later, very exhausted but filled with so many great new memories!

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