Happy New Year! So we are back from a whirlwind trip to Nashville and have spent the past two days settling back in and reuniting with this sweet (four-legged) girl.
The trip was fabulous and one I would highly recommend to those looking to do something a bit different for a short domestic vacation. The live music at ACME was definitely a highlight (thanks to my cousin L. for the recommendation).
The kids gave it a big thumbs-up.
The Frist Center was also a great way to spend the afternoon. There was a fantastic Kandinsky exhibit on view (which my husband was particularly taken with) and the children also enjoyed the hands-on art space upstairs where they were able to make various pieces of art.
I really can’t say enough about the hands-on space at the Frist! While Boston’s MFA, ICA, and Gardner do offer programs for kids, this space was really fantastic.
We visited the Adventure Science Center, where we took in a Planetarium show and enjoyed the various interactive exhibits–especially the ones that focused on the various systems of the human body. They were not only informative, but also great fun!
I was so excited that Nashville is home to a scoop shop for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. So of course we had to pay a visit. Delicious!
We also enjoyed brunch at Fido. (SO good. And great coffee too.)
An awesome burger (with a side of German Potato Salad that was to die for) at The Pharmacy.
Our hotel was great–if not a bit over the top.
At night it was really pretty with all of the nights. (Even if we did feel a bit like we were in a weird biosphere.)
The indoor pool was (obviously) a big hit.
And we even made it to Ann Patchett’s bookstore, Parnassus Books! Probably my highlight of the week, lol. I almost bought out the store. (Seriously, one of our bags was over the weight limit because of all the books I brought back!)
All in all, we’ve had a great break. I am looking forward, however, to getting back on a schedule (including back to my daily blogging routine). Happy New Year!