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TBT: Tennessee City Sights

I haven’t done a City Sights post in quite a while, mostly because… I don’t go anywhere anymore! A baby changes that for sure. I’m not going to Quiltcon this year, even though it’s the closest it’s ever been to me geographically (Savannah, GA), but I’m living vicariously through social media as all my quilt guild peeps started travelling there yesterday.
I wasn’t going to Quiltcon last year, either… but I was going to Paris (Landing)! So here’s some Throwback Thursday action coming at ya from February 2016:
The Music City Modern Quilt Guild Retreat last weekend at the Paris Landing State Park was a blast! We got lots of sewing done and enjoyed even more chatting/laughing/eating/drinking!
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Paris Landing Retreat
Today, here’s a look at the Paris Landing state park that hosted the retreat, in the small town of Buchanon (pronounced Buck-hannon, how Southern can you get?!) near the Kentucky border and Paris, TN. (Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the Eiffel Tower. Sad face!) Some of us stayed in the Inn, in the same building as the conference room where we set up our sewing machines, and some of us stayed in cabins a couple miles away.
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
I was in the latter camp, sharing a cabin with four others. The common room was great, with a fireplace and huge windows overlooking the lake, and the 3 BR/2BA plus kitchen provided plenty of space. The whole place could probably use some updating, but it was affordable and clean enough for a weekend getaway. Even in the off season there were plenty of people at the Inn’s restaurant and quite a few cabins, so I bet this place is hopping during the summer when everyone is on the lake and in the swimming pools. The cabins were right across the lake from the conference center, but a couple minutes away by car… if only we had a little boat we could probably get to the cabins even quicker!
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
Our three-legged friend!
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
On Saturday a few of us took a break from sewing to walk around the park. We walked down to the marina, then up into the woods to see the cabin views. It was a gorgeous day – warm in the sun but mostly overcast – so the 60 degree weather felt perfect.
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
The view from our sewing room:
The Amateur Librarian // Music City MQG Retreat 2016
More city sights coming soon as I explore the Nashville area!
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