Nashville Birthdays

We celebrated mine and my dad's birthdays in Nashville, TN over Labor Day weekend. It's a nice place to meet up with Ryan's brother and sister (almost-in-law?) who live in Memphis. Lance also flew in- so at one point, we had everyone together. 

You can't over plan when you're traveling with littles. We wanted to hit up a few touristy spots, but for the most part, we wanted to find some of the hidden gems of Nashville. 

Day 1

We were driving into the city right at dinner time. So we bypassed the hotel and headed straight for some Southern food.

Kisses for Pops before going to bed at night. (I promise we usually clothe our children in hotels)

Day 2

Ryan and I had a little date morning. We walked towards Vanderbilt and tried out the cutest little coffeehouse, Barista Parlor. It's like a craft brewery but for coffee. Love!

While Ryan and I were out, the kids went to the zoo with my parents and their cousin. The turtles and alligator were a big hit with this crew.

We then met up at the country music hall of fame where Briggs danced and the babies rested. 
Saturday night, my parents headed to the Kelly Clarkson concert and we went out for my birthday dinner with the Robinson crew. 

Day 3

We tried to wake up early for the Pancake Pantry near Vanderbilt. But by the time we got there, the line was minimum two hours long. So we went to the next best option...Dunkin! These fruit loops didn't mind. 

After breakfast, we made our way to the pedestrian bridge. (This was probably one of my favorite stops while in Nashville.) I could have spent all day there but it was pretty steamy.

Thankfully, we ran into some locals who told us about a hidden splash pad near the bridge. They even gave us a swim diaper for Kerigan (It was up to her armpits but served its purpose :) This place was awesome and f r e e!

During naps, dad and I finally got our Pancake Pantry (to go). We came back, did some hotel swimming then went out for a rooftop sushi dinner overlooking the city. 

Nashville, you were so good to us! Thank you to my whole family for making the trip to celebrate. 

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