Nashville was my favorite city on this cross country trip. It had everything we needed and wanted in a mini-vacation and we can’t wait to go back!

First, Deke found an awesome campground: Seven Points. It has no website and not many images on the government site, so it was a gamble, but it turned out awesome. The spots are enormous. They’re meant for people who bring trailers and boats, so they’re extra long and a lot of them pull right up to the lake with their own little beach. No kidding.

Our spot and yard.

Our spot and yard.

This is the entryway to our spot -- you could fit a boat, another car or a huge motorhome.

This is the entryway to our spot — you could fit a boat, another car or a huge motorhome.

One of the lake front spots.

One of the lake front spots.

Seven Points is about 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, so it’s really an ideal place to go! We’ll definitely stay here again when we visit Nashville. BONUS: it’s right next to the second best BBQ place we found on our trip! Papa Turney’s BBQ.

Look for the smoke!

Look for the smoke!

Papa T’s is next to a gas station at the Seven Points exit (look for the wood smoker out front) and had the best ribs of the trip. It’s a hole in the wall — and there are only about 15 seats, so be prepared to take it home.

That's Papa T and Deke's arm.

That’s Papa T and Deke’s arm.

Papa T himself will greet you, answer the phone and possibly take your order. He’ll ask you where you’re from, introduce you to Mama T (most likely making pies) and his kids that all work the counter. The ribs were amazing and the grilled cabbage was delicious. The greens were what I’ve been longing for the whole trip. I wish I lived next door to this place.

Ribs, mac and cheese, grilled cabbage, pulled pork, beans with jalapenos and collard greens. Amazing.

Ribs, mac and cheese, grilled cabbage, pulled pork, beans with jalapenos and collard greens. Amazing.

Next up: The Grand Ole Opry!