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hanging my hat in tennessee… for the weekend

February 9, 2011

I spent the past several days in Tennessee with my sister (who actually does hang her hat there) for a fun weekend full of eating, sightseeing, shopping, and coffee-drinking. We started off with a visit to the Grand Ole Opry House. The Grand Ole Opry is one of the oldest and longest-running radio broadcasts in history and apparently it also has some of the oldest fans. In fact, we may have been the only ones under the age of 60 in the whole place, or possibly even 90, judging by the occasional birthday shout-outs; but that didn’t stop them from raising some cane (literally) as the fiddlers played a rousing chorus of Cotton-Eyed Joe.

We toured the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg on Saturday and  then we headed over to Lynchburg Square for a visit to the town’s most recommended attraction…the hardware store. On Sunday, we drove up to Nashville to do some shopping. Tennessee’s landscape is gorgeous, as was the landscape inside the Anthropologie, where we happily spent several hours, and dollars.

And of course, we also ate. We enjoyed fried eggplant salad at Marina’s, chorizo tacos at La Fuente, banana-nut pancakes and applewood smoked bacon at Fido’s, and we finished up the weekend with a dinner of fried catfish, a basket of fried pickles, and some sweet tea. Before I could say heart attack, I was back on a plane, heading home, and already missing Tennessee and my sister.

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