Tour de Tennessee (and some Kentucky, too!)

For Nate’s 31st birthday, we decided to take a long weekend vacation to Tennessee and Kentucky.

Our four day adventure started on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail at the Four Roses Bourbon distillery.  Nate = heaven.


After our bourbon tastings (I say “our” but let’s be honest… Nate got double helpings of each flavor and I drove), we headed towards Louisville and stayed in the historic Seelbach Hotel at 4th Street Live.

We hit up the Maker’s Mark bar… and a few other bars as well… for some great people watching.  The night capped at Howl at the Moon, the dueling piano bar.  Great laughs!


Day two started with a walk through town to the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory and Museum.  Abigail = heaven.


“We are the members of the All-American team…”

After our tour, we drove south to Nashville and before even checking into our hotel, bought cowboy boots from Boot Country on Broadway Street.

Once we were dolled up, it was time to cross an item off the Bucket List to visit the Grand Ole Opry.  It was awesome to see a live radio show in person!  Rascal Flatts capped the night with three songs – we loved them!


We also visited with our friend Kari but somehow didn’t snap a single photo.  It was great to see her!

On day three, it was time to head to Chattanooga, Tennessee to see Chrysta.  Chrysta is a dear friend of mine from Wichita State University that I used to work with at the Wranglers.  She has visited us in Cincinnati and also traveled all the way to Iowa City for our wedding, so our visit was LONG overdue.  We had local BBQ, visited the Lookout Mountain Incline, and of course, capped our night with a Chattanooga Lookouts Game at AT&T Field.  What a great facility!


Finally on day four, it was time to head home.  We were busy, but loved every moment of our trip and visited with great friends along the way.


One response to “Tour de Tennessee (and some Kentucky, too!)

  1. I’m jealous….you have boots! Maybe I’ll do something about it and buy a pair of my own. We’re definitely in Cowboy Country!!


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