My Dad took a day off work and we went to a bunch of old historical houses in the area. All these pictures are from the Blount Mansion home to Tennessee's first governor William Blount. He was one of the signers of the US Constitution. Pretty neat place to visit if you are a history buff.
We also visited the Ramsey House and the Mabry-Hazen House. The Mabry-Hazen house was our favorite. The family owned it from 1858-1987 and had three generations live in it. Everything in the house is all original and owned by the family. It sits on a hill over looking the city. The view is quite lovely up there.
While visiting Nashville we made a stop at the Parthenon. Nashville built this for the Tennessee 1897 Centennial Exposition. It is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece. This one looks better than the one in Greece (if you look here you can compare the Nashville Parthenon to the original). Nashville is known as the Athens of the South so the Parthenon was a fitting choice. There are a lot of universities in Nashville therefore the nick name.
Cosette participated in her first Easter egg hunt at a church activity. She found three eggs on her own and then another little girl who had a ton of eggs gave her some. I was very grateful someone was nice to my child.
While we were wondering around downtown Knoxville we stopped in the gardens at the Blount Mansion. It is beautiful there. I love spring flowers!
We stayed busy this trip, but that is how we like it. Because of that we got to see a lot of interesting things. We were there for a week, and it went by too quickly! It always does. Lyndon says to always leave a place without doing everything so you have a reason to go back. At least we have plenty of reasons to go back. We wanted to see a lot more places, meet up with a lot more people, and eat a lot more good food.
Till next time Tennessee. How I wish we could have stayed longer.