This is an oak wine barrel appetizer platter that Christy brought me. It is so unique.....I plan on using it for piles of grapes and cheeses, crusty breads, sushi would look great.....the possibilities are endless. I love it!
The Rosen's drove in Saturday evening early enough to hang out and visit and leave the kids along with a couple more neighbor kids while we went to JJ's Wine Bar.
LOVE this place. You get a wine card and the only thing you have to do is chose which wine and if you want a Taste, 1/2 Glass, or Full Glass........dip your wine glass under the spout and voila! We decided that 2 tastes was better than a full.
On Sunday we got up and packed up a yummy picnic of sliced ham, sliced rotisserie chicken, crusty french bread w/oil & vinegar, tomatoes, grapes, strawberries, brie, kalamata olives and went to the Arrington Vineyards for a lovely picnic.
Weather was gorgeous! The wine was amazing! We had so much fun relaxing on the hillside for several hours.
Zach introduced the girls to sunflowers seeds......the kind that's still in the shell. It kept them entertained for some time.
We brought along a frisbee and a football which everyone seemed to enjoy.....excluding myself. I sat and watched and sipped on my wine with Mrs. Christy!
We didn't want to leave!
On Monday we went to the famous Loveless Cafe for lunch. I've seen them on FoodNetwork bragging about their famous biscuits and such. Mmmmmmm, everything was so yummy!
We drove on into Nashville and did a backstage tour of the Ryman, where the used to film the Grand Ole Opry. They still perform shows here from Adam Lambert to Taylor Swift to Smashing Pumpkins. I hadn't been here since I was probably a teenager.
We had a great tour guide that was very knowledgable on everything Ryman. We went into Minnie Pearl's dressing room and the guide asked the question, "I guess all of you know who Minnie Pearl is?" Haley looked up from her iTouch for a second and said, "Ummmmmm, no."
On Tuesday we took them to The Factory in downtown Franklin and had lunch at Saffire and browsed around for awhile. The guys had tickets to a Nashville Predators game so the girls stayed home and snacked and watched movies.
We had such a wonderful time!!!! The weather was perfect the whole time and we loved getting to spend time with the Rosen's! Thank you for coming to see us! We miss you all!