Bill’s Honey Farm

Bill’s Honey Farm is located in Meridianville, Alabama.  The friendly owner is willing to talk to visitors about his bees and his operation.  He also sells fresh honey and candles made from beeswax.

Bill’s Honey Farm is a great place to visit if you want to learn more about bees and would like to get a close up look at a beehive without getting stung.

Frist Art Museum – Nashville, Tennessee

The building was originally a post office and was constructed in the 1930s.  It’s a stunning building with beautiful walkways and grand staircases.  It was built with white Georgia marble and gray-pink Minnesota granite.

After the new post office was built in the 1980s, the building had little purpose and was mostly unused.  Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. worked with the city of Nashville to convert the building into a visual arts museum, which opened to the public on April 8, 2001.

There are still large areas under construction, so the gallery was smaller than I anticipated based on the size of the building.  However, I did enjoy my time there and fell in love with the architecture.

Historic Travelers Rest Museum – Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, we went to Nashville, Tennessee.  While we were there we visited the Travelers Rest Museum.

The Overton family home was named Travelers Rest  and was owned by Judge John Overton.  The plantation played a vital role during the Battle of Nashville, since battles were fought on the grounds.

After the war, the Overtones provided services for disabled Confederate veterans and founded the Confederate Soldiers’ Home.

The Overtone house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum.

I know it sounds nerdy, but my favorite part of the museum was the old school house.

Visiting Amish Country

When I arrived in Indiana, I realized my destination was near several Amish communities.  There are approximately 1,000 Amish families living in Daviess County, Indiana.

The Amish people in Daviess County operate several business, such as craft shops, furniture stores, fabric/quilt shops, and food stores.  They speak Dutch German as their first language and English as their second language.  The Amish population work hard to maintain their heritage and values of hard word, simplicity, and family relationships.

While I was there, I visited the Amish communities and shops.  I was also able to speak with a few of the Amish people.  I asked questions about their culture and belief system.  Everyone I spoke with was nice and willing to answer my questions.

I found the experience to be educational and thought provoking.