Monday, April 26, 2010

How was your weekend?

            Well it was a crazy weather weekend here in the Bible Belt.  As you may have heard, there were strong storms and over 25 tornados that touched down from South Carolina to Tennessee to Mississippi (literally just had to say the little rhyme out loud to remember how to spell that state).  And while the rain was coming down in buckets and the wind was gusting at unnerving miles per hour, I was spending the weekend doing tons of fun Nashville things with my parents who were in town for a visit!  Nope…the rain didn’t put a damper on our plans!  And my mom and I were actually kind of excited when we heard the warnings about rough weather.  You see when we came to Nashville just last year to scope out the city and find a place for me to live we were greeted with similar weather.  Except that time we heard the sirens.  Yep…in this part of the country tornado sirens are not uncommon and they are freaking loud.  And scary when you’ve never heard them before.  And even scarier when the people on the radio are frantically telling you to “get to your safe place!” and you’ve just checked out of your hotel and therefore, don’t have an interior basement bathtub with a mattress to pull over your head or really any “safe place” at all.  But this time we knew the drill (and my house comes complete with a basement bathtub just for the occasion), so we kind of wanted to hear the sirens to prove to my Dad that they do exist.  No such luck.
The payoff after the big storm hit Nashvegas

But, we braved the storm and successfully stuffed our faces with biscuits at the Loveless Café, got some shelter from the rain and a taste of the tropics at the Opryland Hotel, got a little tipsy (ahem…Mom J) at the Yazoo Brewery, cozied up for a late afternoon movie (well…Dad took a nap), and ate a delicious dinner at the Germantown Café complete with a spectacular view of the city.  And that was just Saturday!  On Sunday we woke to gorgeous blue skies and temperatures in the low 70’s.  Pretty much perfect after the sudden hurricane/tornado/flash flood from the day before!  Hope y’all had a great weekend and managed to stay dry!
Loveless Cafe

Uh-may-zing biscuits at the Loveless...pretty sure I ate about 10.

Inside the Opryland Hotel

Tasting and tour at the Yazoo Brewery in The Gulch!

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