Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cheering on the Dawgs in Nashville!

Last weekend we hit the road to head to Nashville to cheer on the Dawgs!  I love a good road trip with our friends and GA football makes it even better.  We had the best time!  We left Friday at 12:00.  We met Alan, Jennifer, Carole, Barry, and Adam and we all loaded up and headed out.  Let me tell you how we laughed and had the best time riding up.  That's what made traffic bearable!  We got to Nashville around 4:30.   We got checked in and changed clothes super quick.  Nashville has bad traffic too!  We had a dinner reservation that we had to cancel because of traffic.  We were going to the Grand Ole Opry so we decided to do a quick dinner and head on in to the Opry.  At dinner we met up with Jess & Meri Beth.  We all ate at Moe's at Opry Mills then walked over to the Grand Ole Opry House.

It had been years since I had been to the Opry.  We went in found our seats and spent the next 2 hours being very entertained with a great show!  Some of the main people were Josh Turner, Tracey Lawrence, Exile, and Charlie Daniels.  It was a great show and ending it with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" was icing on the cake!  A great way to start our trip!

Josh Turner

 Charlie Daniels!

After the show we decided we had to walk down to all the action and see the Honky Tonks!  Nashvegas here we come!  Nothing is better than hearing some karaoke and people watching!  Its also fun being down in the action where all the other GA fans are.  Fun times for sure!
Saturday morning we got up early and made our way to Monell's.  Both Jennifer and Jess had been told that this was a must for breakfast.  They do a family style breakfast and O.M.G was it good?!  They served everything you could think of for breakfast and even had fried chicken!  I mean does it get any better than that?!  Once you are seated you are asked to turn off all cell phones.  Everything is passed to the left with the exception of seconds:)  There were biscuits, gravy, cinnamon rolls, grits, eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, pancakes, potatoes, corn pudding, and fried chicken!  What?!  It was breakfast heaven to say the least and we were all so stuffed when we left.  This is the meal ticket you get to take to the register to fits I must say!

We had a little rest time back in the room and then walked down to the stadium.  Since Jess and Meri Beth were staying right there we had a room we could hang out in too.  There were several games on that the boys wanted to watch.  In fact most of the fans were all into the Auburn game before heading in for our own game.  It was such an awesome atmosphere because GA fans were everywhere!  In fact, I'm wondering if Vandy has any fans...I'm pretty sure there was more red and black in that stadium.  We lined up to cheer on the team as they got off the bus and headed into the stadium.  Of course leading them in was Coach Richt!

Of course Georgia got the win but I would definitely say it was not the prettiest win we've ever had.  There are a lot of things to work on before meeting some of the more challenging teams on our schedule.  We will leave it at that...A win is a win!  GO DAWGS!  Now on to South Carolina next week "Between the Hedges!"

We ran into Hairy Dawg at the end of the game!
After the game we all headed to Hattie B's for another yummy meal!   A dinner place with TV's was a must so we could watch other games on, mainly the Tennessee game.  Hattie B's was another place recommended to Jess and even though we had a little wait, it was delicious and didn't disappoint.  You can see that we did not hurt for a good meal on the trip!

We had to say goodbye to Meri Beth and Jess after dinner.  We had a great time with them!  It turned into a quick goodbye too because fall officially arrived this weekend and once the sun was down it was down right chilly!  While I did pack my jeans, I was very thankful that Hubby packed several long sleeve shirts...for him and for me :)
We all were in the room relaxing soon after and it wasn't long before we were out.  Alan was last to bed and first up!  We were on the road back to Georgia at 7:30.  We had a celebration to be back for that night (more on that later).  I can't say enough about how much fun we had.  I love laughing and making memories with great friends.  Fall and Georgia football will always bring together great people!  We already started our countdown to the next road trip and marking next year's calendar as well:)

Now while Hubby and I were off enjoying our fun weekend in Nashville our kids were loving life back here at home.  Suzy and Sug loved on Bryce for the weekend.  My friend Amanda kept both girls on Friday night and took them to the rodeo!  She also met up with my best friend Rebekah on Saturday and the kids got to go to the fair on Saturday night!  I think its safe to say the girls were in heaven!  They had a blast!  I cannot thank her enough for taking both my girls for the weekend and taking them to the rodeo and fair!  The girls even got to spend Saturday night with Bebe and spend Sunday with her too!  I think their weekend was fun, fun and more fun!  Amanda was so sweet to send me pictures the entire weekend showing me all the fun they were having.  And I love seeing the pictures!  I don't know what we would do without our family and friends!!
cute cowgirls ready for the rodeo in their matching shirts!

Kate was totally in her element!

Cade & Cohen!
Cohen & Cade on the ferris wheel!

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