Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Side Trip to Belle Meade Plantation

We have been here before, a couple of times in fact.  Well, Dreamer got car sick, and since we were close and she needed a rest to let her stomach settle, we stopped at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville.  We didn't do much this time while we were here, as our destination was actually The Parthenon, but I snapped a couple of great pictures I wanted to share.

The mansion is set up for visitors for a small fee, but the rest of the grounds can be explored at your leisure.  If you're ever in the area, I recommend it heartily.  They have a lovely souvenir shop loaded with quality gift items.  In its heyday, Belle Meade was the premier thoroughbred horse plantation, the home of Iroquois whose blood runs through such stars as Man O' War and Secretariat.  It all started here.

Here are just a few pictures, as we only stayed for about a half hour, so I am missing many pictures, including slave quarters, dairy barn, horse barn, smoke house, and the original cabin.  We still had fun!



She loves magnolia trees; we have one in our yard




Front of Belle Meade mansion




Coco posing behind old dress




Dreamer posing behind dress




Beeps posing behind dress. A little higher please! LOL!


Having a blast running through leaves!



Julie

1 comment:

  1. Wow - that looks just lovely! I'd love to go and look around somewhere like that.

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