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Tennessee | Exploring Franklin, Natchez Trace & the great outdoors! (Part 1)

For months, I have been dreaming about Tennessee. There’s something about it that holds part of my heart, so when it was time for me to step foot into the great state, I was over the moon. I’m a huge country music fan, there’s nothing better than sweet southern folk, and the thought of orange sunsets makes my heart sing. Here are some photos from my trip to central Tennessee – Franklin, Natchez Trace and the great southern outdoors.

Chattanooga tennessee

tennessee rain

tennessee road tripSo far, it’s stormed in every state I’ve been in. I love the rain, and I especially love that each rain feels different – granted, that’s probably all in my head, but I love it nonetheless.

natchez trace tennessee

natchez trace tennessee

natchez trace tennessee

natchez trace tennesseeTennessee forests are gorgeous, green, and strangely familiar. I loved exploring the Natchez Trace, just south of Nashville – if you’re in the area, you have to visit!

franklin tennessee

biscuit love franklin

biscuit love franklin

biscuit love franklinIf you’re in Franklin, youΒ need to go to Biscuit Love. I’ve never heard of it before, but as I was driving down the streets of Franklin, saw a mile-long line out front and decided to stop for lunch. Best. Idea. Ever. It was so good! I ordered the “Princess,” which is a spicy chicken sandwich on one of their famous biscuits (and of course, I got sweet tea to wash it down 😎)

franklin tennessee

franklin tennessee

franklin tennessee

franklin tennessee

Downtown Franklin was everything I dreamt of and more. I can easily see why it’s named “America’s Favorite Small Town”! I only spent a few hours here, but I wouldn’t mind staying forever.

tennessee road trip

tennessee road trip

tennessee road tripThe long drives have been healing, seeing towns appear and disappear from view, watching hills turn into dirt, into forests and back into cities, tracing corn crops and creating stories for the clouds hung in the sky.

natchez trace tennessee

natchez trace tennessee

natchez trace tennessee

 

natchez trace tennessee

natchez trace tennessee

tennessee outdoorsThe weather cleared up enough to take the boat out, which was beautiful. I always feel so free out on the water. Anyone else?

georgia peaches

natchez trace tennessee

tennessee sunsetOn the last night, I soaked in this beautiful Tennessee sunset. I see now why Tennessee’s color is orange – just look at this bright sky! I’ve fallen in love with Tennessee, and I can’t wait to be back!


Keep an eye out for Part 2 of my Tennessee trip soon! πŸ˜‰

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16 Comments

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      Woohoo! That makes me so happy, I hope you get to visit soon. I know you’ll LOVE it 😊

  1. Rachael Goins says

    I just got back last weekend from a road trip to Tennessee! Although we were in the Gatlinburg area. Beautiful pictures!

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      What a small world!! Gatlinburg was on my list, it looks like the cutest town ever! But I’ll have to save that for another time 😊

  2. Tennessee looks beautiful! The chances of me ever visiting Tennessee is slim, so it’s nice “traveling” there in your pictures πŸ™‚

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      It’s the most beautiful place, and the people were SO sweet. I’m glad my pictures helped you travel there in your mind! 😊

  3. Lovely to read of somewhere so exotic to me, and others half-way around the world away! Great photos too

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  5. I used to spend a weekend in May every year in Memphis for the Memphis in May music festival. Love that place. Thanks for the post!

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      I envy you! It was the most beautiful place I’ve been so far, and the people are SO sweet! I can’t wait to go back 😊

  6. Scarleth says

    I love that beautiful sunset! TN is absolutely beautiful. I’m about to go read Pt. 2 now!! I’m so happy for you, this adventure must be so much fun!

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you’re enjoying reading along! 😊

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      Franklin was so gorgeous! I just wish it wasn’t so expensive to live there, otherwise I would’ve moved in yesterday! And they were the best peaches I’ve ever had πŸ‘πŸΌ

      • My daughter said the same thing! She would move there, too, if it were not so expensive. She has a good friend who lives there, so she visits often.

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