I left Navarre, FL. and headed to Tennessee to see my niece and my sister. I made several stops before arriving in Murfreesboro, to visit my niece and her family. She just had a baby, and my sister lives nearby, so it was a great place to stay.

Montgomery, Alabama

Driving to Murfreesboro from the Florida Panhandle you pass through Alabama. Since I was going through Montgomery, I decided to visit the Civil Rights Memorial Center.

As I was driving to the Memorial, I noticed there was no one around town. I figured it was because it was the day after the 4th and all of the government employees had a long holiday weekend.

Not giving this a second thought, when I got to the center I found it closed. I was disappointed, and so were others who had stopped by for a visit.


Murfreesboro has grown since the last time I had gone through it. The city has Civil War History and Historical sites. Because it’s just a 45-minute drive from Nashville, there is always something to do and see while visiting the area.

You can take a tour through an Oaklands Mansion, which is a Civil War Mansion with unique Italianate design. Also in the area is Murfree Spring, which is a hands-on discovery center. It offers a children’s museum, a nature center, and a wetland boardwalk.

Being in town for such a short time, I did not visit any of these sites. I wanted to spend the time I had with my family. My niece tells me they are all great places to visit.

Metro Diner

My sister-in-law and I met my sister at the Metro Diner. The food was delicious, and our waitress was just a sweetheart.

We decided to sit at the bar and have a beverage while we waited for our table.  Our waitress was so helpful and friendly, we decided to stay where we were eat.

Their menu offered an array of dishes; however, I decided on the Swiss mushroom burger. It was a big burger and delicious. Because of its size, I didn’t eat the top of the bun. My sister had one of their malts, which looked delicious; however, I didn’t get one.


After lunch at the diner, we proceeded down the road to a place called Crumbl. This place offered the largest, thickest, and soft cookies I had ever seen. The staff bake these cookies everyday, so they are fresh and the flavors can vary. The frosting is an added bonus to the cookies.

The cookies are delicious; however, they are not the best for one’s diet. I had purchased a four-pack, which was $10.00, then took them to my nieces for all of us to eat.

All in all, my trip to Murfreesboro was great. I didn’t go into Nashville as I had been to the city many times before when I lived in Alabama.

My Next Stop

Because I had never been to Asheville, NC or Gatlinburg, TN, I decided to make it my next stops. So stay tuned for my adventures there.

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