Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Break Down South

I just love spring break, a timeout from the normal routine to spend with your loved ones.  My family and I took a trip to Nashville, Tn. and toured some beautiful plantations.  The first place we toured was the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tn.

If any of you have read Widow Of The South, this plantation is the inspiration for that novel.  I did an early post on this plantation, click here to see it.

One thing all the plantations we visited had in common was a beautiful garden. Since it was March things were just starting to bloom but they were still beautiful.  This pathway was in the garden.  Can you imagine how beautiful it would be with the vines in full bloom?

The next place we visited was Andrew Jackson's plantation, The Hermitage, located in Nashville, TN.

The garden behind this home was beautiful.

All of the gardens had pathways for you to walk along and benches to sit on to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

The final plantation we toured was Belle Meade, also located in Nashville, TN. 

This home was the largest of the three we visited.  Sadly none of the homes would let you take pictures inside, but let me tell you they are beautiful.

Another beautiful garden.

Between Tennessee and Kansas we made a stop at the arch in St. Louis.  It was such a beautiful day when we were there.

Thanks for letting me share some of my vacation photos with you.  I hope all of you had a wonderful Spring Break also.

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  1. Lovely photos, love all the green. I was there last month and it was still cold and rainy. Aren't the plantation homes just beautiful??

  2. Oh don't they look heavenly!

    I checked out your older post too and am planning on reading that book - that's so much for the recommendation!

  3. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

  4. Wonderful to revisit these plantations and think of Widow of the South again. It is one of my favorite books.

  5. I love to do plantation tours! The gardens are beautiful - thanks for sharing!

  6. Just an amazing place, love southern homes!

  7. Sounds like just the type of vacation I would love to go on. Your photos are goregous. Can you imagine living in something like that?

  8. On this dreary day in New England your vacation photos were a joy to look at, they are beautiful!

  9. Oh so pretty! I love to visit the old plantations! Your pictures are gorgeous!
    One Chatty Chic
    PS Come link up at my place and share with my group if you can!?

  10. This reminds me of when we went to South Carolina and toured a plantation outside of Charleston. Oh and I live a couple of hours north of St. Louis.

  11. The only one of the three that I have toured is the Hermitage. I would LOVE to see the others. I love plantation tours. (Actually any old houses. I'm as jazzed about a log cabin as a plantation house.)

    And we loved our trip to the Arch when the girls were growing up.I would love to go again.


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