Holy shit, the mountains in fall are gorgeous. I think they're only going to get prettier as the leaves continue to change.
That Thursday night after work, we drove up to Athens. I'd checked our favorite restaurant to see what time they closed (2 am), but when we got there, a fine-print sign on the door said that the kitchen closed at 11 pm. We were about ten minutes late. We headed to a calzone place (wut?) and got calzones to eat in the hotel room with the last bits of my birthday cake.
We got up early the next morning and went back to Mama's Boy for breakfast. Following that, we drove almost three hours to the Cherokee National Forest and played in the Ocoee River.
Lunch was Mexican (surprise!) after which we continued the drive to Nashville. We checked in our fancy little hotel and napped for a couple hours before heading to the Pharmacy Burger. Yum. Yum. Yum.
|Veggie burger - delish.|
|I wish I showed enough to warrant something like this.|
We got a Lyft from our hotel to our next venue, the Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival. It was $35 and a bajillion samples and a little sampler glass. Also, food and good music.
Adele started a few minutes after eight and everything you've ever heard about her is true. Her voice live is as good as her voice recorded. She chats nonstop. She calls people up from the audience. She is sarcastic and charming and I would love to spend a day listening to her talk. I have incredible respect for the woman.
By the end of the show, I had a pounding headache and we wandered briefly down the main strip before getting a ride back to the hotel.
|Local spot from home!|
Annie was cooled off and turned out and then we snuck into the baby's pasture for some impromptu photos. She's absolutely adorable!
|I love this for both of their expressions: oh dear god.|