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Nashville City Sights: Weekend Adventures

My parents came for a visit this past weekend, and the time was jam-packed with lots of adventures around the city!
The main reason for the visit was another infusion.  I’m feeling great health-wise these days (hallelujah), but it’s always nice to have company at the hospital.  That night we crossed off a headache in record time: towing the car to get a new battery. And fortunately, the happy ending was a running car and no outrageous repair bills!  After that we had a quiet night of tacos for dinner, followed by a late-night walk to Sonic… in the rain (oops)… but we had fun!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

The next morning I headed to the MCMQG meeting while hubby and my parents went to the farmers market and shopped a bit at The Factory.  They brought home all kinds of goodies – fresh peaches, goat’s milk soap, and the cutest little dishes from the paint-your-own-pottery store. We met up again and headed back to The Factory for lunch – fish & chips for the boys, seafood gumbo for the girls (speecy spicy!)

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

After lunch we got straight back on the road to seek out Radnor Lake – I heard about it from a co-worker but wasn’t sure what to expect. It ended up to be such a cool destination!  It was a cloudy day, which was perfect for walking through the woods.  The views were gorgeous, but the best part was all the wildlife that showed up. Because Radnor Lake is a nature preserve, there are no pets or food allowed, and the strict trails-only rules meant that animals walked right by us with no fear. All along the trails, we saw baby fawns lie down a few feet away, guinea fowl forage for food with their babies in the underbrush, lots of deer, and all kinds of birds (including a “hoot owl” as an older gentleman pointed out to us).  There were a few different trails but we stuck to the one around the lake and it was an easy walk of about 3 miles.  Definitely a new favorite spot for an easy hike – I’m sure we’ll be back!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Wildlife spotted and blurrily photographed: Deer!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Fawns!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Spider!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Rustling in the grass!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Plush bunny!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Guinea fowl!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Turtles!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Loons!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Goldfinch!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Great blue heron!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Hoot owl!

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

Normally that would be about the extent of our activities for the day if it were just hubby and me, but my parents just keep go-go-going!  After a brief break, we headed to Third and Lindsley in Nashville for dinner and a show.  We didn’t know recognize the act so we had no idea what to expect, but we stumbled upon the annual Little Walter Tube Amp Jam – a bunch of musicians from all different backgrounds who are all fans of the Little Walter amp company.  It was fun to see a variety of musicians – some we liked more than others – but each act performed a song or two, so it moved pretty swiftly.  I think my favorite act was a harmonica performance by Country Music Hall-of-famer Charlie McCoy. We didn’t make it through the whole show but it was a fun way to spend the night (and the food was pretty good too!).

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

The Amateur Librarian // Nashville City Sights

 

 

On Sunday my parents headed home… and I was exhausted!  Maybe one day I’ll have as much energy as they do, ha!  More city sights coming soon as we explore the Nashville area!

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