Birthday Weekend in Nashville



Even though my birthday was on Wednesday last week, Angela, Whitney and I decided to take our yearly spring trip to Nashville to celebrate.

Before the fun could begin on Saturday, Chris and I had an appointment in the shoals to get our taxes done Friday night. We had dinner at City Hardware and met up with some friends for a drink at a new bar in town called Wildwood Tavern.


Saturday, Whitney and I packed up and got on the road around 9:30ish. There is a restaurant outside of Columbia called Marcy Jo’s that we have been wanting to try for a while so we decided to stop in for breakfast.


Look at the size of our cinnamon roll!!! I think I gained 10lbs just by eating breakfast but it was so worth it. The setting is a quaint little farmhouse that they have turned into a restaurant. There are maybe 25 tables inside and a long table in the back that is community type seating. This is where we sat and had breakfast with a very friendly couple.

After the cinnamon roll, we each got the half order of biscuits and gravy. It was well worth the stop. I cant wait to take Chris up there sometime.

We stopped in Cool Springs to shop and walk off some of our breakfast while we were waiting on check-in at our hotel. Since Nashville was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day last weekend, hotel rates downtown were through the roof. We ended up staying close to the airport at the Residence Inn. Since it was just 3 of us, we stayed in the studio room which still gave us plenty of space.

We got ready and headed downtown to Demonbreun Street around 6ish to meet up with Angela’s friend Cara. When we pulled up, all we could see was a wave of green. If you know me well, then you will already know that I was dressed in all black. As you can imagine, I stuck out like a sore thumb. Thankfully, someone felt pity for me and gave me some green beads to wear.


The street party was full of beer, kilts, and bagpipe music. So much fun! I think we will definitely go back to celebrate next year. That gives me 365 days to add a piece of green to my wardrobe… Or I can just buy a hat like this 😉