Let it Rain. Our weekend away in Nashville

After a pretty stressful year, me and Steven decided to take a trip to Nashville. As usual we leave out very early on our weekend trips and enjoy stopping somewhere for breakfast. We have passed The Front Porch restaurant in Bells, TN countless times, but never stopped. This time we decided to give them a try. As soon as you walk in you can’t help but notice the patriotic tree. It is beautiful, we just had to take a picture. The waitress was more than happy to help with that. Me and Steven both ordered the Philly Cheese Omelet. It did take a bit for them to prepare it, but totally worth it. We could have easily shared one. Friendly staff, clean, and they waitress checked on us several times. The Front Porch will now be one of our regular stops.

Now that breakfast was done , we were on our way to Greenbrier, TN. Greenbrier is on the other side of Nashville and where our weekend home will be. The drive was nice. Pretty much straight down I40. Tennessee really is a beautiful state. All together, it took a little over 3 hours to get there.

The Cabin

We rented a cabin through Airbnb in Greenbrier. It’s about 25 minutes outside of Nashville. Listed as Nashville Area Country Cabin/Coyote Creek. We thought Nashville during the day and the cabin in the evenings was a great fit. And we was right. This cabin was a fantastic find. This cabin is over 200 years old, but don’t let that stop you from staying. Mack and Lisa have gone to extreme lengths to update it. It was very nice learning the history of the farm.

This is a nice size farm with plenty grounds to explore. Unfortunately, it rained quite a bit during our stay, but we did manage to view some of it. On one of the paths behind the cabin is the watering hole. I could have just sat there and listen to the water moving though the creek for hours. Next time we are packing a picnic. The old car was a fun find.

We sat on the porch every evening watching the rain. It was so peaceful and exactly what we needed. This video was shared with me by the Mack if you would like to see an above view of the farm (created by Billy and Emma Vrugteve.. previous guest)


Sunday we headed to Nashville. We booked a tour with WeLoveNashville Tour. This was also booked though Airbnb. We arrived a bit early (as usual) and Ben was more than happy to get the tour started. This was exactly what me and my husband was looking for. We loved learning about the Nashville history. Ben was very knowledgeable and didn’t mind us asking questions. The bus ride lasted for 1 1/2 hours. I was completely amazed at how easily Ben maneuvered the bus through Nashville. We had such a great time! This was also a nice addition to the next tour we had lined up.

Now that we had toured by bus, it was time to tour by air. Me and Steven was so excited to take a Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville, so we headed to Helistar Aviation. I booked this weeks ago. The Helistar group are very professional and take the time to explain how the trip will work. As excited as I was, I was also a bit nervous. It was an amazing experience. After seeing everything from the bus, now seeing it from the air gave the town of Nashville a whole new meaning. Doing both was a perfect blend. Mike, our pilot was great about explaining things as we went.

We did visit a few more sights while in Nashville like the Country Music hall of Fame, Farmers Market, The Tennessee State Museum was closed, but we walked the grounds that included the World War 2 Memorial and we strolled around Broadway Ave. Nashville has so much to offer, history, music, food, the old and the new.

World War 2 Memorial 8-ton solid granite globe

The last thing I wanted to add is the help wanted sign that was in the Farmers Market.

Now I know where all the nerdy Jedi’s are hiding.