Visiting the Tennessee State Museum {Tennessee}

Visiting the Tennessee State Museum {Tennessee}

This last weekend we decided to spend some time at the Tennessee State Museum. This museum is part of the Capital State Park and sits on the very end of the capital mall from the capital building. And this museum is free to enjoy and offers an incredible look at Tennessee through the ages from [...]

Old Spann House Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

Old Spann House Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

We had big plans for our long weekend, but sadly none of them panned out. So instead we decided on a visit to our favorite state park for some fresh air and a snowy hike. Winter is such a different experience here in Tennessee than it is in Utah. Tennessee is less prepared to deal [...]

The Atriums of Gaylord Opryland Hotel {Tennessee}

The Atriums of Gaylord Opryland Hotel {Tennessee}

If you were looking to stay in Nashville's premiere hotel, then you would find yourself at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This stunning hotel is an experience in itself. Finding ourselves with some time to kill, we decided on a walk through their hotels multiple atriums and were happy to see that we had caught it [...]

Year In Review :: 2021

Year In Review :: 2021

There is something really special about the end of a year and the letting go of one year and looking forward to the next. I love these days after Christmas and before the end of the year comes. For me it is such a reflective and tender time when I look back and marvel at [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Cheers of Butterbeers

Moments & Misadventures :: Cheers of Butterbeers

This week, Brad and I are celebrating 3 years of the wild adventure called marriage. In that time we moved from Utah to Florida, became expert Disneyworld patrons, saw every part of the Space Coast, got evacuated with Hurricane Dorian, moved from Florida to Tennessee in the middle of a pandemic, bought a house, and [...]

Savage Gulf- South Cumberland State Park {Tennessee}

Savage Gulf- South Cumberland State Park {Tennessee}

We decided to enjoy the last few colors of fall at another state park, this time going further afield to South Cumberland State Park. This state park is a little different because there are actually three separate areas, a ways apart from each other, that make up the park. One of our first Tennessee discoveries [...]

Walking the Rail Trail- Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

Walking the Rail Trail- Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

This last weekend took us back up to Kentucky where we decided to spend a day enjoying Mammoth Cave National Park. But instead of venturing down into the caves as we have before, we remained above ground and walked along the old rail trail. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave system making up 420 [...]

Autumn at Old Stone Fort State Park {Tennessee}

Autumn at Old Stone Fort State Park {Tennessee}

Fall seemed to take forever to get here to Tennessee! Family back in Utah kept posting their beautiful pictures of the colored leaves in the mountains and it was making me so jealous. The days have been warm and the leaves have stayed put in the green colors. But now, it is my turn to [...]

The Hermitage- Home of President Andrew Jackson {Tennessee}

The Hermitage- Home of President Andrew Jackson {Tennessee}

One of Nashville's more historical places to visit is home to President Andrew Jackson fondly named The Hermitage. President Jackson was a natural born leader. From serving on the battlefields of the Revolutionary War at the age of 13, he went on to climb to the status of an army general. He then turned his [...]