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Chloe has day camp three days this week which means that Halle and I are out and about more than usual. This morning a friend of mine offered to take Chloe along with her since she’s working at camp today. I took her up on it but since she lives in Bellevue, and camp is in Nashville, I offered to meet her at The Loveless Cafe, ever heard of it? Anyway, my drive to Bellevue takes us over the river and through the woods of the Natchez Trace Parkway. It’s a pretty fabulous drive first thing in the morning.

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I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve never actually eaten here. I always wanted to, then we moved to Franklin and it’s only about 25 minutes from our house, then the gluten thing happened and I’ve never bothered to go since biscuits are their thing…and I really love biscuits. My friend, Amanda, said that they’ve got more than just biscuits though and they’ve got a fabulous looking bbq house so I think we’ll go soon.

 

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The zoo was fabulous yesterday! We’ve had a certificate for membership that we purchased at least a year ago but hadn’t activated it yet. And since yesterday was perfect weather-wise and Chloe is at camp not too far from where the zoo is, it was the perfect time to go. If you can’t see it, there’s an alligator tail in the background. Halle has perfected the “I’m terrified” pose, I think it’s her favorite.

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The main attraction for us was Dino Trek and it was fabulous. The second exhibit was scary for the little Button mostly due to a dinosaur eating another dinosaur and they spit at you. Nothing else was remotely scary, not even the big ones. And T-Rex was by far the biggest dino on exhibit. He was pretty impressive.

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We also got to see a two week old giraffe baby and some very energetic spotted leopard cubs. One cub in particular liked to climb the fence then jump for a stalk of bamboo and rode it to the ground. That was one of our favorite parts of the day. I’m looking forward to our adventure in Nashville tomorrow.

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