Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sister Road Trip

Earlier in April, I went on a road trip with my older sister. We never had one before but we wanted to spend some time together before she gets married. It was a quick but fun 3 night 4 day trip to Nashville, TN and Lexington, KY. 


We first stopped at the Jim Bean Distillery in Kentucky. Jim Bean is a famous brand of bourbon. Kentucky is the bourbon homeland, so I really wanted to visit this place. Since we were driving, we didn’t drink any of it there, but we did buy some for later! (And just as I thought, it was too strong for me.) >_<

We arrived in Nashville just in time for the Grand Ole Opry show! This is a one-of-a-kind country music show. Many different country artists perform together every weekend. New talent perform alongside with acclaimed singers. It was a great concert and was the highlight of the trip. 


We went to The Hermitage. It's President Andrew Jackson’s family plantation. I learned a lot about Jackson’s personal history and political life. Have to say, he reminds me of Donald Trump. 

At night my sister and I went bar hopping. I LOVE Nashville’s bar life. Every bar had live music. Some just played country music, but a few also played rock and pop. This was a new sister experience and we enjoyed listening to all the bands!


Before we left for Lexington, we just had to have Nashville’s famous hot chicken. We ate lunch at Hattie B’s Chicken. It's a good thing we got there 15 minutes  early, because there was already a long line forming! It was worth the wait though – it was some of the best chicken I've ever had!!

After a long drive, we decided to stay in after dinner. It was nice to spend a night taking a break to just relax. 


We woke up early to see the morning work out at the Keeneland Horse Track. This was a picturesque horse racing track. Even though it was a cold morning, we stayed outside taking pictures for a long time. The horses were so beautiful! And I never seen them at a race track, so it was a new experience for me. 

Our last stop in Kentucky was the Kentucky Horse Park. The horses here were all retired race winners. Even though they wouldn't race again, you could tell they were all in good health and were being well taken cared of.

I had so much fun hanging out with my big sis and catching up with her. This trip truly became a wonderful memory for the both of us, and I definitely want to do it again in the future!