Oh Nashville, you have this way of stealing ones heart. I’m not sure if it’s the green painted across the landscape or the southern accents making everyone smile when you say “ya’ll”. JP and I took a quick trip out to Tennessee this past week for work and luckily we got to spend quality time with our good friends as well! The last day we were there we just explored and treated ourselves to some of Nashville’s most amazing food, coffee and dessert spots.
When it’s 95 degrees out with a whole lot of humidity, what sounds better than a delicious popsicle? We strolled through the 12 South Neighborhood taking pictures, walking through the park and enjoying this yummy treat from Las Paletas.
One of my love languages is tacos. So the name of this place says it all because it is pretty much what I am thinking all of the time. Located in East Nashville, you would never know it from the outside but the most delicious taco’s reside right through that front door! Mas Tacos Por Favor really hit’s the spot when it comes to unique combinations and delicious Agua Frescas. I highly recommend the quinoa and sweet potato taco!
Okay, so we DO have a Jeni’s that just opened up in Los Angeles, about 10 minutes from our house and we MAY have waited in a line for 30 minutes on the opening weekend. I wanted to drive down Music Row with JP to show him all of the music companies that line the streets in their cute old houses. Once we got done there, we ended up in Hillsboro Village where Fido and Pancake Pantry both reside. When we saw Jeni’s new location on the corner, we both looked at each other asking the question “do we really have room after those delicious tacos?”. Well, if you know my husband I am sure you know what the answer was. He treated himself to a half scoop of vanilla and milky chocolate. From the bite or two he shared with me, I can honestly say it is some of the most delicious ice cream we have ever tasted.
We ended our travels with one last coffee visit at Barista Parlor’s newest location, Golden Sound. Our wonderful friend Tyler is one of the head baristas for this awesome company, so it was a great chance to have one final cup of coffee, brewed by our talented friend.
I met Felicia in 2007 at photography school. She was someone I always wished I could have spent more time with in school but as the years have gone by our paths have crossed and our relationship has strengthened because of our passion for Jesus. The last time the four of us were together was in Joshua Tree where little Harper here was only a tiny seed in Felicia’s belly.
It was so amazing to get to meet Harper and spend time with Tyler and Felicia during our stay. They are the kind of people that truly encourage and support your wildest dreams while reminding you of the love Jesus has for His children through their actions and relationships with others. It is such a blessing to have such amazing friendships spread through out the world that only strengthen as the time goes by. Of course we wish we could do daily life with everyone but as the Lord has called us to travel and keep moving forward, He has given us some strong bonds to keep us stable through that process.