Rainy Days in Franklin, Tennessee

Rainy Days Exploring Franklin Tennessee

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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

| Dress (S/O but it’s from Copper Threads) | Hunter Boots (BEST investment — these are six years old!) | Freshly Picked Moccasins | Little Willard Baltic Amber Teething Necklace |

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

14 thoughts on “Rainy Days in Franklin, Tennessee”

  1. I do love that jacket. None of my favorite jackets have hoods either.
    Franklin sounds like my kind of place. We drove around that way to avoid a blocked highway when we last came through Nashville and I wish we’d stopped and checked it out.

  2. I’ve been to Franklin once, but it would be a nice side trip again when we’re in Nashville! I’ll have to check out the breakfast place you recommended!

  3. I’ve been to Franklin before and you’re right, it’s such a quaint downtown! I haven’t visited Burger Up, I will definitely have to check it out next time!

  4. I love the striped dress! I totally need to invest in a pair of hunter boots, its so rainy where I live, and a pair of boots is a must. I love the tiffany blue colored pair they offer!

  5. This looks like such a cute place to visit (though I totally feel you on the JCrew field jacket… it’s the perfect jacket for travel, until it starts raining – I just got lucky on my last trip! But otherwise definitely on the lookout for a good hooded one too). I still can’t believe we never managed to take a trip to Nashville while we were living in Cincinnati, as I’ve always wanted to visit and it’s really not that far. I’ll have to add Franklin to the agenda when we finally make it happen someday.

  6. His coat with the little ears is sooo cute! He is adorable. Looks like you had a great weekend despite the rain. Your photos are amazing!

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