Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially back from Music City, otherwise known as Nashville, Tennessee.
There was some fabulousness mixed in with drama and stress, which I really don't want to get into right now.
So, I thought I would share with you my photos instead.
You will notice there are no photos of me. I have decided to boycott having my photo taken until I lose 20 pounds.
One of my favorite things to do in Nashville was go shopping, of course.
Downtown Nashville boasts an area called "Music Row" where all the country western bars, shops, restaurants, and clubs are located. It's a colorful spot. Kind of reminds me of a Las Vegas themed Mayberry.
There were so many cool vintage stores there, selling everything from cowboy boots to leather jackets.
I bought a special edition Dolly Parton CD at this 63-year-old record shop.
Elvis was everywhere!
I spent one day touring the Belle Mead plantation, which was home to one of the wealthiest southern families during the Civil War. It was breathtakingly gorgeous. I edited this photo to make it look like I had taken it during that time period. It looks more haunting that way, I think.
This is where the family who owned the plantation was buried. I got chills being there. Since it was a chilly day, my family had the place pretty much to ourselves.
This is a servant's cottage along the property.
I mocked this horse, but he either ignored me or played dumb, so I didn't receive a response.
I also toured the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, which are not pictured here. (The photos weren't as exciting).
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.
Did you miss me?