It’s been three weeks since my last Five Favorites post, so I’m excited to be joining up again with Hallie and several other ladies! Inspired by my recent getaway to Gatlinburg, I decided to do a special Tennessee-themed post! It was hard to pick just five!
The Smoky Mountains
It’s so nice to live only a 4-hour drive from these beautiful mountains! It had been six years since our last vacation to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, so it was nice to finally get back! Waking up to a gorgeous mountain view every morning was so peaceful, and much needed. I think we’re going to try to go annually from now on… we’ll see!
I never get tired of driving downtown, because I love the view, especially at night! The “Batman building” is iconic!
Of course sweet tea isn’t just a Tennessee thing, but there’s not a place you’ll go where you can’t order sweet tea down here! Being from northern Indiana, sweet tea was not something I grew up drinking! I’ve recently started making it myself instead of just buying it from the store.
I came across a great tip the other day! Add a pinch of baking soda to the boiling water and it will cut the bitterness of the tea and erase the cloudiness from adding sugar! YUM!
Although Nashville is a little soap opera-y (entertaining for sure, though!), I have enjoyed watching the first season because it’s so fun to see all of the places around town that they feature. As I’ve mentioned before, Adam works at Soundcheck where they filmed a lot of scenes. The logo can be found in many episodes, too!
Crucifix at St. Joseph Church
St. Joseph Church in Madison, TN is the parish that I attend. As you can see in the above picture, we have a gigantic crucifix behind the altar. It is so beautiful and awe-inspiring! This photo doesn’t do it justice!
Interestingly enough, when my family and I visited Nashville on vacation when I was in eighth grade, this was the church that we went to for Mass. Little did I know that I would move down here and attend this parish about seven years later!
I hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks for stopping by today!