A weekend in Nashville, Tennessee! So happy to spend time with our youngest son, Tyler and relax in this fun area! It has been rainy and chilly up to now this Spring and some warmer, sunnier weather was just what we needed!
This is a Corp of Engineers campground located on J. Percy Priest Lake just east of Nashville. We arrived on March 31, but had to boon-dock at a local WalMart as none of the campground on the lake opened until April 1st! No exceptions! The WalMart was also in Hermitage, Tennessee and had a nice quiet side lot for overnight parking; thanks!
The next morning (no April Fools!) we were able to pull into our reserved site (#48) at the campground. Water and 50 amp electric service, but no sewer. Nice paved sites, with a curb all around, little hard to maneuver back into, but after 2 tries I was able to get us parked. Our site looks toward the lake, has trees all around, concrete table and fire ring on a gravel patio. There is no WiFi here; we relied on our Verizon JetPack for that. Had to really work to find a satellite signal for the TV (it is March Madness time!), but were finally able to get that working. (Side Note: we have Dish service for the coach and have to call them every time we move to “turn on” the local channels. It is slow and painful.).
During the weekend, we visited Belle Mead Plantation, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, and Loveless Cafe. Belle Mead is a lovely 1800’s style former horse plantation with great history explained by staff in period costumes. There is a nice winery onsite! Cheekwood is a former mansion grounds turned botanical gardens and art museum. The mansion is closed this Spring for rehabilitation but the grounds were popping with tulips and Spring flowers. They have a beer garden onsite also. Loveless Cafe is a Nashville favorite with great, down-home, country cooking! Long wait but worth it for the food!
The campground was completely full by 3:00 that afternoon as everyone came out to enjoy the first open weekend here. By Sunday afternoon, many had left for the next workday though and the campground became quiet and peaceful. The rains came back as we pulled out Monday morning……..sigh……great memories!