One of my dear college friends came into town Thursday for a grand tour of Nashville. We initiated her into the group by lounging downtown for Live on The Green (we missed Erin McCarley, which bummed me out a little, The Mowglis were a little unimpressive, and I really enjoyed Matt Nathanson), complete with food trucks (Puckett's!) and brewskis.
Friday, KA and I shopped the day away at every worthy establishment, indulged at Burger Up, then rested up before heading to Silo to meet the rest of the girls.
It was incredible. It's always incredible.
Soon enough, we met the boys downtown for some honky tonking. Complete with bull rides.
And so. much. fun...
...until 4 am (please note the stellar percussionist in the background. He was unreal.)
Saturday, ST took us to Mitchell's--one of my newfound favs. We shopped in Franklin for the afternoon, then had an impromptu grillfest at our casa... because, why not? The man knows how to grill.
CS passed out after making the best guacamole I've ever had.
...and we all retired to the living room for
Obviously ST won.
After church on Sunday, we tried out M Restaurant for the first time. And we'll definitely be returning--so good.
Best Bloody Mary ever. Ever ever ever.
We reluctantly put KA on a plane home, snuck in some lazy Sunday afternoon snugs before heading off to a church meeting, and then finally, Breaking Bad night at C&J's.
All of this--THIS--is what life is all about, am I right? Indulging in fabulous food, enjoying some shopping, yes--but more than anything, constantly surrounding yourself with the warmest, most endearing of friends who, before you know it, become your family.
And believe me, I know just how lucky we are to have stumbled into this incredible batch of people.
Here's to a few more fantastic weekends of summertime!!