Tuesday, November 18, 2008
They say it's one of a 1000 places you need to see before you die
Well, at least one travel writer thought so. It is a very nice town just south of Nashville where, you know who, lives. Donald wanted to go to a train shop there. It was heavily advertised in a Nashville brochure, so off we went. It was a bit cold walking around, but it was a very neat little town with a well preserved downtown. We walked up and down this street, both sides a few times. There was a "made in Tennessee" store we were hoping would open, but it never did. Sign said 10am-5pm, but they must have been on holiday.
Franklin is a unique blend of history and progress. Since its beginning in 1799, it has grown from a tiny, agricultural community into a strong blend of residential, commercial and corporate citizens. And, so many of the country artist live here. (You can sense their presence.) There is much to see and do in Franklin, from a Civil War battlefield, to a host of museums and antebellum mansions, to their thriving downtown shopping area, and just a few miles from town is the Natchez Trace Parkway. If you like antiques, Franklin has some of the best shops in Tennessee. And if Donald were asked, he'd say Ada went in all of them...........The Factory Shops and Antiques