Some of you may know, that my husband George grew up in Gallatin, TN. My grandmother also lived on a farm in the area for some time. And then George and I lived in Gallatin for about 15 years or so, until we moved to Mount Juliet. So getting to visit the Fairvue Plantation house in the area, was a real treat for us last night. We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of this home both inside and out.
That said, it is someone’s home, and so I did not take pictures of the inside. But it was gorgeous and the family that lives there is a precious family and they have so much history and enjoy sharing the history with others. What it looks like inside just takes you back to an era long forgotten. It is both modern but yet contains the genuine southern plantation feel from days long ago. Not that I would really know what that is like, lol. But one imagined, one read about in books, and as seen on TV.
We arrived extremely early not wanting to be late, me -having come from Nashville from work and then to Mount Juliet had to give ourselves plenty of time to get there. Waze took us a back way to skirt around traffic on the 109 Highway and Lebanon Rd – Hwy 70. We saw some area we had not seen before. I’m always surprised to find entire neighborhoods built aside some farmland that I had no idea. This area around Nashville, Mount Juliet, Lebanon, and Gallatin, is booming. But arriving early we took a stroll down to the lake. I wish I’d had the Canon with me! It was a little humid and a lot of mosquitos but so worth the view.
Two videos above. The first one was for instagram and the 2nd was for the vlog. I see the formatting looks better on Word Press using the sideways method of holding my phone. Good to know.
This was the icehouse. And some pics I took below on the grounds. Enjoy.
There was a wine reception, a tour of the house along with this history, and then dinner. All of it was exquisite. We met some wonderful people. We absolutely loved this evening and I will never forget it. I was also shocked at how beautiful this last picture came out all lit up at night.
Adelicia was one of the previous owners of the house – well, married to the owner of the house, who at one time was involved in slave trade, but not at the time she married him. I’m very excited to have been given this book, when I had asked about it. This should be interesting. It’s a very big book! Bigger than Gone with the Wind I think.
So we made it home a little past my bedtime last night but not too late. I am glad that it is Friday.
Other Updates from the Week
Mom fixed breakfast for dinner one night this week. We didn’t have hash browns nor potatoes to slice to make any but we had crinkle fries.
Our sweet neighbors brought over a headstone for Roger. So sweet. I need to work on the doggies little grave area and pretty it up. This was so sweet of them.
The weather has been rainy and ominous at times as these tropical systems go by to the east and frontal boundaries hover from the west and north. Making for some soupy times. George has been unable to mow as the grass is always too wet.
This cell below, was the radar of what you see above in the cloudy/rainy pic. This storm had winds blowing in both directions and wanted to rotate. You can even see a notch in the rain below. But a funnel never formed. I don’t think there was enough energy and the jet stream was not involved. But these storms dumped a lot of rain in a short time.
Meanwhile in Texas
River’s Day Care teacher is still out with COVID. She has had a rough time. The hospitals are full. She was treated and released because they did not have room to keep her. But Katy said she was getting better. Still not sure she will be back next week. So church members have helped by keeping River this week. River has had a blast. Or as most of you know him as my “Little Roo”. Short for Little Buckaroo.
And so I’ll leave you with this.
No plans for the weekend but just getting things done on the list. I worked on the vlog video some yesterday morning. I need to do some voice overs this weekend. Still trying to decide how to handle “Roger”. We want to tape a segment and do a special video and I decided we would do that “true to the time frame” of his death along with the natural timing of our videos. But since most people know he is gone I am wondering if I need to do a real time update in one of the videos. No biggie, just something I’m trying to decide.
So I’m off to finish getting ready and get to work.
Ya’ll have a good weekend. Whatchadoing this weekend yourself?