Last of the Leadership highlightsBy
All projects were made with our free stamp set, Clearly For You – it can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalogue.
The conference ended on Friday, but Chris and I had extended our trip to Nashville so we could spend some time exploring the area.
First up, the Pancake Pantry for breakfast. This is a little diner-type restaurant located in downtown Nashville that has been a landmark for the city for 50 years. The line-up at the door to get in is legendary. We arrived at 8:30 a.m. and waited in line for 25 minutes – that early on a Saturday morning! Incredible! It was worth it though, the sweet potato pancakes with cinnamon cream syrup, really hit the spot and helped us keep going strong well into the afternoon.
Then we headed to the Country Music Hall of Fame and spent a couple hours there enjoying the exhibits. I had forgotten just how much exposure to the early country favorites I had had as a child from my grandpa Ben!
Next stop was the Grand Ole Opry which has been closed for a few weeks, so we headed to this place… Carnton Plantation.
This home was built by the McGavock family in 1826 and on November 30, 1864, the acres surrounding it became the land for the battle of Franklin during the Civil War in which thousands were wounded or killed. That night, the house became the battlefield hospital and years later, the land became the Confederate Cemetery for those who died there.
As we walked and explored the home and area, we really felt a reverence for the McGavock family and what they did for their fellowmen during the Civil War. We brought home books so we could research this incredible family and learn more about them – can’t wait for a bit of free time!
Our long day ended here, the Loveless Cafe, as all weekend evenings in Nashville should. There is quite a story about this little cafe and its legendary patrons. We have never eaten so much amazing food!! Creamed spinach, sweet potatoes, creamed corn, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, country ham and biscuits…lots and lots of biscuits with homemade jams – incredible!! It would have been a crime to leave room for dessert – so we didn’t.
I’ve been working on some new stamp set samplers, so check back this week for some new stamped projects!