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Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Rainy Days in Franklin, Tennessee

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee This post contains affiliate links.  You can see my full disclosure here.

In my recent reader survey, more travel posts were mentioned as something you wanted. Specifically, travel related to Nashville! Jordan and I enjoy discovering new areas of town, but we also gravitate towards the familiar especially when we don't have a lot of time.

If you come to visit (within my long list) I'll suggest eating at one of our favorite restaurants, Burger Up, and spending a morning in downtown Franklin, TN.  

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

We were having amazing weather -- sunny, breezy, and only in the 70s. Amazing weather right up until the day Jordan's parents arrived. Our original thought was to spend a morning in downtown Franklin. They were in town for two full days, so we didn't have much of a choice but to continue with our plan despite the rain.

Franklin, Tennessee is 30 miles south of Nashville. With a population of over 70,000 it's not a small town, but their downtown square is quaint. I mentioned in my Weekend Links downtown Franklin reminds me of Stars Hallow. Franklin boasts local restaurants and boutiques. I want to go back soon when the weather is more forgiving.

Does anyone have a favorite raincoat? I love my J.Crew field jacket and while it's rather weather proof, it doesn't have a hood.

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

We left our house pretty early, mainly because I wanted to go to Merridee's Breadbasket for brunch! When I came to Nashville to visit my best friend, Lauren, six years ago, she took me to Merridee's. Her oldest daughter was 11 months old at the time.

And now I am eating breakfast and drinking coffee with my 9 month old! If you eat at Merridee's plan on purchasing baked goods to-go. I bought a loaf of cinnamon streusel bread that I made into french toast.

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

^ Ever since Phoenix got his top teeth he has been doing this funny thing with his tongue.

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

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Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

^ Jordan and I have been meaning to purchase golf umbrellas for years! Of course we never have them when we need them, so on our way we ran into Kroger to purchase these black umbrellas.

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

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