Monday, November 30, 2015

Franklin, a Family Affair

For our four year anniversary this year we decided to go to one of our favorite places: Franklin, Tennessee. Franklin is a quaint cozy town on the outskirts of Nashville. It is made up of several little boutiques and adorable storefronts, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants, antiques shops, and an old movie theatre. The theatre plays old Christmas movies during the holidays. Franklin really is the perfect little spot to get away and just enjoy being together. 

We booked our overnight stay at an Airbnb. It was our first experience using the site and we loved it! Our little house had a lovely den area stocked with coffee and breakfast goodies, books, and games. Our bedroom had a beautiful mix of mid century furniture and our bathroom housed it's own Jacuzzi.

Josh and I were able to walk to downtown Franklin from our house. We spent the afternoon browsing shops like Avec Moi, Lulu, Philanthropy, and Scarlett Scales Antiques. The town was lit up with Christmas lights and it was truly magical! Josh and I were in the mood for some Irish fare so we went to McCreary's and had the fish and chips for dinner. We then stopped by Starbucks for some coffee before heading back to the house.  On our walk back we spotted a cigar room. Confession: this girl loves the occasional pipe and cigar. I truly believe there is an old English grandmother locked deep down inside of me. I glanced at my husband and asked, "Can we?". For the next couple hours we lounged in overstuffed leather chairs and puffed on cigars while chatting and just enjoying each other's company. 

Later that evening, Josh and I walked the dark streets back to our little house. When we arrived we decided to sit on the back porch for awhile and by candlelight we played some poker and Go Fish. We laughed and talked about anything and everything. This is why I believe going away for a weekend or even a nice long date is so special for couples. You see your spouse in a different light and it's a chance to fall in love all over again. I sure did. 

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