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    Bridgestone Arena

    by butterflykizzez04 Written May 7, 2014

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014..Tony and I was urban hiking in Nashville and I got some great photos of the Bridgestone Arena. Bridgestone Arena is very nice. I have been here twice. Once for a Preds Hockey Game and PBR Rodeo for Tony's birthday...
    The place is nice. I wish I could go more often and to a few concerts but things cost so much.
    Went here today to walk around and enjoy the gorgeous 85 plus sunny weather in Nashville.

    We urban hiked the city for a few hours to get some sun and exercise.
    We love walking around this town and people watching...lol !!!
    But the prices are a killer!!!

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    Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 27, 2014

    Sunday, April 27, 2014, Tony and I was at the Farmer's Market and we decided to check out the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. After 4 yrs of being here, this was our FIRST walk through this lovely park.
    I never knew how lovely this park was...IT is Stunning!!!!
    Have you been here yet?

    I can't believe this beautiful park is right here for us all to walk, stroll, jog, ride bikes and walk our dogs in ....for FREE !! This park is absolutely FREE..
    I was really nervous because of the HOMELESS situation that Nashville has. We have way too many homeless people and they hang out everywhere.
    I had been dreading this park for that shear reason...LAME HUH?
    The park is awesome. The Park is large, and the Park is for US ALL to enjoy...

    If you can get there, do so!!
    Write a review of your favorite areas. Let us know if you like the park.
    I enjoyed the fountains. I loved the fountains at the end of the park that represent the rivers in the Tennessee.
    There is also a fountain at the McNairy Spring, one of the main fresh water sources for Nashville ..I found that fascinating and then there is the memorial area to the original Sulpher Springs Bottom Baseball field in Nashville. There is some lovely chimes, also a world globe water fountain representing Tennessee location to all major acts of war and the mileage..Plenty to see and enjoy.

    I am definitely going back here again and again!!!
    I hope to see you there...soon !!!!!

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    Marathon Village

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 21, 2014

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014...This was my third visit to this wonderful historic building the original Marathon Auto Works building..a plant where they actually made the automobiles in Nashville many many many moons ago...The building is gorgeous...you have to go just for the building alone!!!

    There are several wonderful shops in the building..I love the Bang Candy Store...love love love..I also like the American Pickers Store...Antique Archaeology...expensive but gorgeous...the coffee shop, The distillery ...and some say that Kenny Chesney's office is even here...who knows...maybe I can see Kenny one day!!!

    Go and check it out..Forget about the neighborhood...and the parking is FREE that is a huge PLUS alone!!!

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    Marathon Village

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 21, 2014

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014...This was my third visit to this wonderful historic building the original Marathon Auto Works building..a plant where they actually made the automobiles in Nashville many many many moons ago...The building is gorgeous...you have to go just for the building alone!!!

    There are several wonderful shops in the building..I love the Bang Candy Store...love love love..I also like the American Pickers Store...Antique Archaeology...expensive but gorgeous...the coffee shop, The distillery ...and some say that Kenny Chesney's office is even here...who knows...maybe I can see Kenny one day!!!

    Go and check it out..Forget about the neighborhood...and the parking is FREE that is a huge PLUS alone!!!

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    East End United Methodist Church

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 7, 2014

    I was walking around Historic East End in Nashville, TN..it was such a gorgeous day..I love this church...its on Holly Street.. — at East End United Methodist Church.

    Established in 1889, East End United Methodist Church has been serving East Nashville for over 115 years! The links above will help you explore our beliefs, programs and meet our people. Everyone is welcome to visit and participate at East End

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    L P FIELD "HOME OF THE TITANS"

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 6, 2014

    LP FIELD is the official home of the Tennessee Titans NFL Football Team
    while living here for the past four years have been to ONE football game. The Titans played the Colts (the last year that Peyton Manning was their Quarterback)..Titans lost..
    It was cold and I had to wear three layers of clothing...the field is located along the Cumberland River.

    Photo taken from my office window
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    The Arcade - Downtown

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 5, 2014

    A real diamond in the rogue...You have to experience this Hidden Gem in the Heart of Nashville Metro Center!

    Great place to eat!! This is centrally located in the Metro City area and only a few blocks from Anywhere or Anything in downtown Nashville. After my husband and I left 417 Union, we arrived at "Manny's House of Pizza" in the Arcade.
    I love this restaurant. It is my favorite pizza place downtown, and I love to go here during my lunch break at work. I work at 333 Commerce Street at the Bat Building for AT&T. My friend Craig Alea and I would walk over here and have lunch in the warmer months.
    My favorite is a slice of Pepperoni Pizza with Jalapeno Peppers. You can order pizza by the slice or whole. They also have spaghetti with or without meatballs and lasagna and then you can order Pepperoni Rolls, Calzones or Strombolli
    if you get a chance to go here you must!!

    The Arcade also has other restaurants and a Post Office. There are tables located in the walkway and in the summertime they have these really large Industrial fans blowing a breeze down the hallway!! Upstairs there are some shops and offices. This was the first (MALL) style building in Nashville in the early 1900's..the history of this building is wonderful. You should research and read about it.

    There is also a PEANUT Shoppe located here on the middle corner, where the alley cuts through the middle. It is an old store and I am sure there is a lot of history in there too!!!
    Let me know what you think? What is your favorite Arcade restaurant?
    A real hidden gem you need to experience when you arrive in Nashville.

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    Carmike Hickory 8 Theater

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 5, 2014

    I enjoy going to the theater and especially when it is discounted. Tony and I enjoy going on Tuesday evenings, because for $10 per couple...you can get in and get a small soda and popcorn..Not a bad price for a nice evening.

    Tonight we saw "RED DAWN" and it was pretty good! I enjoyed it so much! It is an easy night out and doesn't cost much! The theater is not too bad, but the bathroom could use some extra attention. Some of the theaters need a little repair but hey $2 tickets..you can't beat that!!!

    It is what I call a second run theater, and it shows movies that recently left the larger newest theaters..which you are paying for the hype, the glitz and the neon lights. So, I save my pennies, wait for it to show up at the Hickory and enjoy it for a fraction of the cost...Penny saver me!!! Skipping to the piggy bank!!!

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    Tennessee State Museum

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 4, 2014

    This afternoon after work, Tony joined me in the lobby of the AT&T Bat Building. We walked the few blocks back to the Tennessee State Museum. We had reservations for the 4:15pm viewing of the "Emancipation Proclamation" ..I was so excited to see it !!! We arrived a little early so we strolled around the museum to check out the other exhibits on display.

    There was a couple walking around dressed as if they were "President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln". They looked very original and much like the actual couple and several people asked them to pose for pictures which they gladly accepted. It was very nice.

    The lines were long but No very so we only had to wait about 20 minutes. I would definitely do this again. It was very nice!! A great way to celebrate the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. I loved this!!!

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    Elm Hill Marina - Boating

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 4, 2014

    The lake was a little below normal water level. The boats were at dock and it was quiet.
    I love this area in the summer time when all the boats are out. I love the sites and I love to take pictures.

    I will come back in the summer and share some great pictures of the boats and the water.
    does anyone have a boat? I am thinking about renting one this summer apparently you can rent one by the hour, 1/2 day or all day..not sure of the rates but I am going to definitely check into this option..sounds like fun !!!

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    Hamilton Creek Mountain Bike Park

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 4, 2014

    Tony and I was driving around checking out the parks around the J. Percy Priest Lake and we happened to run across the Hamilton Creek Park. We drove through the park and found some really nice locations.
    Down by the BMX park, there is a race track and a several trails for riders. The trails are marked and I believe there was three or four of them, the longest being 6 miles. I am not a BMX rider, but IF I WAS, this would be perfect !!!!

    There are picnic tables down by the lake and a large playground for the kiddies and large parking lot. There is a nice bathroom facility available also.

    On out through the park there are two boating areas. A boat ramp area for the speedboats and fishing boats and then there is a marina for the sailboats. I don't own a boat, but again If I did, this would be my park. My ONLY complaint...no stationary GRILLS...I personally like to cookout when I go to a park...so I am assuming you can bring your own..I didn't see any signs saying you COULD NOT !!!!
    So if you are a boater, sailor or BMX rider...go to this park!!!! It would be Awesome for you guys!!!!

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    Fort Negley Park

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 4, 2014

    Sunday March 3, 2013 Tony and I took a nice walk and hike up the trails at Fort Negley Park in Nashville.
    There are great views of Nashville from up there and the site is Historical. There are a lot of signs there to let you know all the details and the paths are marked very well. They are either paved, graveled or boardwalking over the ruins. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED to CLIMB or WALK on the ruins.
    I took a lot of photos and we enjoyed the hiking because it is uphill and burning more calories and points and fat...I enjoy the hiking here. You are allowed to have pets on this trail also there is ONE picnic table if you want to eat a picnic..
    I would go back again and again and again!!!

    HISTORY:
    Fort Negley was a fortification built for the American Civil War, located approximately 2-mile (3.2 km) south of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It was the largest inland fort built in the United States during the war
    Once Confederate forces were routed from Forts Henry and Donelson (on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, respectively), in February 1862, Confederate commanders decided that any further effort in the defense of Nashville would be pointless, and they abandoned any attempt to keep Nashville behind their lines. It was almost immediately occupied by Union forces, who rapidly began preparations for its defense. The largest of the fortifications erected was Fort Negley, a star-shaped limestone block structure atop a hill south of the city. The construction of the fort was overseen by Captain James St. Clair Morton. The fort was constructed out of 62,500 cubic feet of stone, 18,000 cubic feet of earth and cost $130,000.[2] It was largely constructed using the labor of local slaves (including women), newly freed slaves who had flocked to Nashville once it was taken by Union forces with the understanding that their status as slaves was to be revoked were they to work for the Union, and by free blacks forcibly conscripted for the work. Records show that 2,768 blacks were officially enrolled in its construction.[3] During construction 600-800 men died and only 310 ever received any pay.[4] The fort was named for Union Army commander General James S. Negley.
    Interestingly, when the Battle of Nashville finally began in December 1864, it was largely fought on the heights even farther south of the city than Fort Negley, which despite its then-impressive appearance never played a leading military role. Shortly after the war, the fort was abandoned and fell into ruin; however, its outline could be readily discerned for many years afterwards in the encroaching woods. During the Reconstruction period, the area was used as a meeting place for the Ku Klux Klan

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    AT&T Building - "Called the Bat Building"

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 4, 2014

    Great place to work!!
    This is a great building location...center of everything so after office hours you can go just about anywhere for dinner or an event. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!!! Love the location!
    The building is gorgeous! The inside lobby Wintergarden is so inviting and tropical...love love love this building.
    We have Chik Filet, a great Cafe and US Bank...so everything is readily available.
    I love this location and my parking monthly fee is so reasonable.
    I love my job. I have a great 360 degree view of all Nashville from the 27th floor...!!!

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    Edwin Warner Park

    by butterflykizzez04 Updated Feb 3, 2014

    Great Park with a lot of trails. Tony and I went to the park to hike but it was really cold that day so we went into the Education center and met a really nice lady that worked there. She told us to help ourselves looking around and offered us some coffee. We didn't want any but thanked her anyway.
    We took our time looking around the center. There was a lot of stuffed wildlife animals in the park. Birds and Muskrats, Minks and Raccoon, Skunks and snakes. It will be really nice for a learning class or school trip. There are some nice hands on activities. I really enjoyed the hour we spent inside looking around.
    There was a lot of literature about the hiking trails, the history of the over 1,000 acres of park land. There is also a calendar of events. There are some upcoming events for spring for the wildflowers and birds. It is all free! They require that you call and set a reservation in place for certain hikes because the spots for each group are limited to like 20-30 people. So that way the groups are large but yet small enough to see everything and ask questions.
    I think I might schedule one of the wildflower tours to learn about the different wildflowers, their names, and information and such!! Very educational.
    I really recommend this to anyone and everyone!! It's great opportunity for learning and for fun and adventure in God's playground!!! And FREE !!!!

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    Radnor Lake State Natural Park

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 3, 2014

    Tony and I enjoy hiking so much and this lovely lake is so close to our apartment. I enjoy going to this park especially on Sunday mornings before it gets really busy (which it does)!!! The paths are very easy to walk and they circle around the lake and then even closed the road that used to go through the park so you can walk and enjoy the lovely scenery and wildlife without getting hit by oncoming traffic.

    While we were there we heard ducks and geese!! We saw turkeys, squirrels and I even thought I saw a Beaver but Tony didn't see it so it never happened. There were some lovely birds a cardinal or two and other birds that I don't know the names of!!!

    I took some lovely pictures of the lake!!!
    I can't wait to go back again!!

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