Category Archives: Trips

Summer Wrap Up.

It’s terrible how behind I have been, and how much I have not caught up with my blog. There’s been a lot going on over the summer, and I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by.

This summer I have done some of the most exciting things I have ever done.

  • Parties on our private beach. 🙂

Beach Weekend

 

Our Beach & Lake

  • Traveling to Pocono
  • Early Morning Walks on the beach

Watching the sun rise

  • Having Parties at Home

Brittany, Amanda & I

 

Amanda & I

 

Friends

  • Hanging with my Puppy

Little Buffy

 

Hanging with Buffy

  • Nascar Race at MIS
  • Andrew traveled to Toronto for a week
  • Date Nights

  • Girls Night Out

Girls Night

  • Traveling to Indianapolis

Brickyard 400

  • Traveling to West Virginia, Virginia, Baltimore

Andrew & I on the Maryland Field

  • Trip to the Zoo with Andrew

  • Gabby’s Wedding

Andrew & I at Gabby's Wedding

 

  • Celebrating my 26th Birthday
  • Under Armour Headquarters

  • Outlet Mall shopping
It’s been a successful summer!!! Let’s hope this {Fall} brings the same! 
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Happy Easter in Nashville.

We woke up Sunday morning to rain, rain, and a lot more rain! It was doing some nasty things outside. Tornado sirens even went off in the area. It wasn’t raining in Downtown Nashville, so Andrew went off to shoot a Baseball Game.

Photos here. 

We we’re picking up Brett Young from the airport. Follow him on Twitter (@MrBrettYoung), Now that I mention it. Follow Tiffini & Cory too! (@tiffiniholland && @coryholland)

His flight was unfortunately delayed, so we had a little more time to relax and procrastinate before heading to the airport.

When we got there, though, all bets were off ! It was time to immediately get acquainted and go Downtown! While Downtown we went to one of the higher bridges for photos. Gorgeous Views !

It was breathtaking!

After looking at the city from above, it was time to check out the city on the streets!

When the group is together, you can’t cut out pony races.

We walked around and shopped before getting dinner at Hard Rock Cafe.

We also got some group photos!

=) the night couldn’t be complete without some sights, and a hockey game. We watched the Nashville Predators  win the series, while standing outside.

We spent a few more hours at Tiffini & Cory’s house before a looonngg 8 hour drive home. It was brutal! But I must thank Tiffini & Cory for a great weekend! 🙂

Spooky Ghosts Around Town.

Saturday morning started out great! (4/23)

Andrew & I met Tiffini and Cory for lunch at O’Charley’s. We don’t have one at home, so we’ve never eaten there before. Boy was it good!

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After lunch we went shopping in River Gate mall! One stop in New York and Company held me for at least an hour. With their sales and deals, I spent $62, but saved $130. I walked away with quite a few things!

I ended up with these shorts

this top

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A coral button up dress shirt, sunglasses, a pair of tan shorts, a coral necklace, and a turquoise bracelet.

The joys of shopping!

Unfortunately, Andrew couldn’t find any stores in the mall that he liked. So we stopped at Starbucks to get him a coffee and back to Tiffini & Cory’s house.

Andrew managed to get about an hour nap in while I got ready for the night we had before us. After everyone got home, got ready, we headed out, back Downtown to Nashville!

It was time for our Ghost Tour. We had booked the tour earlier in the day through Nashville Ghost Tours. We were to meet at 8pm in front of the Hermitage Hotel. Which is gorgeous and creepy at the same time. Our storied began there about a crying baby on the 9th floor, the women in white, and the woman in green. It was eerie!

From then, we moved on to the Rachel Jackson memorial and the Capital Building. It was gorgeous!!! We walked around and saw the grave site of James K. Polk, a former president that died of Cholera. (I’m doing a presentation about Cholera tomorrow.) We then walked around and heard stories about the Seven Sorrows Church, the first Catholic Church in Tennessee. In this particular story, they found a body of a priest buried in the walls, perfectly preserved.

We walked along the streets, and saw the first shopping mall in Nashville, boarded up, but you could see the inside. One of the weirder stories brought us down an alley that is set to look like New Orleans. It did not disappoint ! We checked out the outside of the Rainbow Room, where there was a murder in the 70’s. (Theres still blood on the inside of the room). 

Our last stop was the Ryman, where we found out there was a murder on the steps we were standing. We got some more chilling stories and we’re left with a beautiful song our guide recited.

Now I could go through ALL the stories, because I thought they were so interesting, and creepy! But I don’t want to spoil the mystery! So go check out Andrew’s Website  and check out our photos from the Ghost Tour! His are MUCH better than mine. 🙂

I’ll be back to recap our last day in Nashville. Eating at Hard Rock, shopping, pony race photos, and beautiful sites!

If you’ve missed the other posts;

Road Trip to Nashville 

Cheeseburger in Paradise 

Cheeseburger in Paradise.

I left off with our exciting 8 hour road trip!

We finally got into Nashville at 8pm and went to Tiffini & Cory’s gorgeous house! After a quick look around and a hello to their happy doggies, it was off to Downtown for dinner!

Downtown is about a 30 min drive from Tiffini & Cory’s house, so the first thing we looked for, besides a place to park. Was a place for dinner. Everywhere at that hour (930), was pretty busy with people drinking, singing, and enjoying the atmosphere. We wondered across Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville & decided to check it out.

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 It definitely is overhyped. Drinks are their specialty and they were good, but the food was not amazing.

I however, had a crab cake sandwich that was delish. 🙂

After we walked around the city and enjoyed the music and well, watching people stumble around drunk at 1130 at night!

We did a little shopping and checked out some pretty crazy stores!

We couldn’t end the night without group photos! 🙂

Tiffini & I

Andrew & I

Tiffini & Cory

All of us!

I’ve realized I have so many photos I need to split posts! Next up, Ghost Tours!

Road Trip to Nashville.

Andrew was requested to shoot a NASCAR Race in Nashville last weekend, April 23, 20011, so we packed up the car and headed to the Music City! Only to find out an hour from Nashville that his credential had fallen through. No worries, we still had a fun weekend planned with friends!

It was a long 8 hour drive. We decided we weren’t going to be bored the whole drive, or stop for very long!

When the drive commenced, I decided to paint my nails, with a little help from Andrew. 🙂

He looks so thrilled.

We managed to spend the next few hours enjoying the sites on the road and singing in the car. (Actually, it was Andrew singing). He now has his own version of “Pretty Girl Rock”.

He also decided to drive like an old lady.

That’s entertainment, right there.

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When I used to travel with my parents. My mom and I had a game. Who could spot the Waffle House first. On this drive to Nashville, I remembered that game and promptly yelled “Waffle House!!” at the first sighting of one. I almost drove Andrew off the road. 🙂 It was classic.

We also drove through torrential downpours, tornadoes, and horrible wind. It was an exhausting drive, but we managed to make it to Nashville by 8pm! Only an 8 1/2 hour drive with a few small stops for bathroom breaks!

Stay Tuned. Next up — Nashville, Friends, && Ghost Tours!

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