Here is what we've been up to this week that my parents have been in town:
Wednesday we went for a run at Shelby Bottoms, had lunch at Jersey Mikes, relaxed at the house, had dinner at Savarino's and headed to the Ryman to see Jeff Beck. It was a great night... which also included drinking wine out of to-go cups in the parking garage. Win.
Thursday someone I know turned 60! and we started with another refreshing run, headed to Cheekwood to check out the beautiful gardens and an art exhibit I had been looking forward to. It was AWESOME! It couldn't have been a nicer day to be outside. We were throughly impressed.
|The mansion was beautiful, and so were the views.|
|Someone in this photo is 60.|
|This is Keith doing thai chi (which looks a lot like he's casting a spell on someone)|
|They had to relive their Stevie Wonder photo from our NYC trip in January.|
Friday morning we woke up early and started our day with a trip to Pancake Pantry before getting on the road to visit some family friends in Lexington, KY.
When we arrived in Kentucky we headed straight to Keeneland to watch some horse racing. This was a first time for Keith and I and I would by no means say that we are now professionals at betting on horses, but we did have a pretty good time.
|My dad was showing Keith how to study the stats on the horses before we placed our bets.|
|Here we are with my dads childhood friend Richard.|
|Dad cheering on his horse|
|and he wins! or I should say.. the horse he bet on won.|
|More running horses... we were VERY close.|
|AND WE WIN! ($14.00)|
|yes we both wore plaid.|
|Keith found a stand that sold giant pickles. Sold.|
|and the rest of us ate those ridiculously delicious sugary almonds that always smell so good.|
|This is the fatefully awkward horse photo that I chased with a daiquiri.|
|We watched horses jump over things.|
Sunday we drove back to Nashville, relaxed and grilled on the Big Green Egg. It was wonderful to have a day to play catch up.
Monday my parents and I had our last run at the park, and then picked up Keith for a renegade tour of RCA Studio B. It's a historic old studio here in Nashville where many classics were recorded and also happens to by owned by Belmont. If you wanted to take a tour you have to buy a $30 ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame which we were certainly not going to do, so we drove over, knocked on the door, said we were Belmont students and got to go in and look around for free. Awesome. I would recommend it.
|I need a wig like those.|
Then we took a quick tour of Belmont, went home for a nap, had dinner at Burger Up and then went to open mic night at the Bluebird Cafe. It was really entertaining... we saw some pretty good musicians and some really terrible/humorous ones and were overall pretty interested in witnessing how many people come to Nashville from around the world to "make it big".
It was a GREAT trip. We loved having them in town and we enjoyed being tourists in our own city. We had some amazing food, and more bottles of wine than I can count... such a treat. Can't wait to have them come back and visit again. Feel free to come and visit us as well! We are now professional Nashville guides haha