We are back from a beautiful and much needed family vacation in the hills of Tennessee. This trip was filled with lots of firsts for my baby girl. My daughter Matilda is 15 months old. She took her first plane ride, went to her first zoo, saw her first jungle animals, had her first carousel ride and had a blast. I love visiting TN and I’m pretty sure my husband is scheming and planning a way that we can move there. It was his first family vacation in years so he hated to leave. We both did. We stayed at my moms house because of course she wanted to spend every waking minute with her newest grand baby. Her house is gorgeous and I love my mom so what could be better? Her house sits in the middle of the countryside on a beautiful hill far from her neighbors. The mornings were filled with coffee on the porch, the sounds of busy humming birds, the occasional moo of the cows about 10 feet away, and the thump of the deer out on the lawn. Yes the front lawn. And the side and the back. It was gorgeous.
My mom had a list of fun things for us to do and we crossed off every single one. The top on our list was a stop at the Nashville Zoo. They were kind enough to provide my family with tickets so thank you very much for that. My mom is a regular at that zoo. She brings the children that she watches there many times throughout the year. After visiting, I can see why. The Nashville Zoo is loads of fun and really beautiful. It’s clean, has a great layout, tons of trees for shade on those hot days, and is filled with some amazing exhibits. One of my favorites was a baby giraffe but Matilda’s was some new cougar cubs. She was hilarious. Pointing and screeching and showing the other kids as if to say [pullquote_left]“Hey you Kid! Don’t you see those babies? Look! Look!”[/pullquote_left] It was really precious to watch. We had a great time going through the zoo and watching Matilda’s face for each first and new animal that she saw. I’ve included some pictures as you can see I’m feeding the birds at exhibit as well. I really enjoyed that. Although one of the birds got a little friendly with my mane of hair. Due to the humidity it was a little frazzled so I’m sure he thought he was headed for a cool nest. But the attendants were right on it and she promptly and gently ushered my new little friend back to his branch, bird nest in the hair disaster averted.
It was a little sad coming back home to Vegas. I love the country and the peace that goes along with it. Besides that you are hard pressed to find anything green in Las Vegas and it just gets old after a while. So I believe change is in the air. Stay tuned you may be reading Mompreneur Mogul from Tennessee in the near future. Although I know that you will love me no matter where I write from because you are just awesome like that. If you are ever headed to Nashville for vacation make sure you stop at the Nashville Zoo. The price is amazing, the park is beautiful, there is plenty of shade, the animals are exquisite and very well taken care of. I’m sure your kids will enjoy it as much as mine did. And even if you don’t have children you will love it too. Here are some pictures from our vacation I’d love to hear what you did for yours this year. I’m back and ready to pump out some great blogging and business tips in the coming days so stay tuned and get ready.