Spring Break was a huge deal this year! Not only was I blessed with the opportunity to go to one but two states on my voyage. After we left the beautiful city of Atlanta, my dream residency, we drove over to the next city in a new state, a different kind of atmosphere, we went to Nashville, Tennessee. Yeehaw!
We went to Nashville, also known as the Music City, and went on multiple adventures throughout the city thanks to the Music City Total Access Pass. We ended up going to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Redneck Bus tour, and the Parthenon. Each location had a lot of history behind the scenes, it made the trip all that more enjoyable.
Day 3 (continued):
After we made our voyage out of the beautiful state of Georgia we made it to Tennessee. As we kept driving down the winding roads, and up and down hills, we then made it to the awesome, humble, gracious, and talented Patty Smith house. The houses in Nashville were beautiful, and we were staying not too far from the Bible belt, and the country celebrity homes. Patty had a beautiful three-story floor plan and was so hospitable and willing to take in four strangers and a Carol. We all had different beds and sofas we could sleep on, and we enjoyed her company every night. Once we unpacked the car we traveled out to eat at a one of the best burger joints in Nashville, Burger Republic. It was great food, and just like in Georgia we shared everything. After we stuffed our faces we left a nice tip to the waiter that Esther was flirting with, and as she left her number, out of comedic relief I left mine too. We left the restaurant and went over to this hill that Carol knew about and we saw the entire cityscape of Nashville at night. It was an awesome experience. We then went to bed and made plans for the next day.
Day 4: Rednecks, Parthenon, Country Music and D*cks
We wake up excited to start the day of adventure, and found a hole in the wall coffee shop that was super delicious a bit pricey, but it was fantastic. It was called the Frothy Monkey, and it gave us the kick we needed to start the day. We then made our way to pick up our Nashville City Pass tickets.
We drove over to the outskirts of the city and started our Redneck Bus Tour, and talk about a great time, it was a comedic tour with awesome background history of Nashville. They were hilarious, and the host had his eye on our Isita. She got his number! Good job girly! We made a pit-stop over at the best bar to get Tennessee Whiskey, but since we were underage we went over to the Earthbound hippie shop (I ended up buying a piece for my costume for Megacon there and a masquerade mask). After the tour was over we made our way back to the drop off zone.
We then zoomed over to meet our lovely hostess, Patty, for breakfast at the absolutely tasty Pancake Pantry with huge delicious pancakes. We were so blessed to have our stomachs filled with delicious food. In our food baby coma induced state we went over to the Parthenon and took a look at the museum and Greek artwork and saw where the scene from Percy Jackson was inspired. From there we went over to the city and started walking around. We went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and enjoyed looking through the history and change in times of Country music. I bought my mom an Elvis Presley lunchbox to throw her knick-knacks in. We walked around the city and enjoyed the essence of the honky tonk part of the city, we did all the touristy things, and can you blame us?
We took pictures by the Hard Rock and then drifted into our next area to eat. We went to a restaurant recommended by Isita called Dicks, which was a satire restaurant that the waiters and waitresses made fun of you while you were eating. It was… an experience. They sat us down and gave us hats with their thoughts on us. Mine was dictating my manly features, and the others were a bit more graphic. As we walked by there were a couple of inebriated folks from the Kentucky game, and lets say they enjoyed our hats too much. We then freshened up at home and went back out to the city and walked around with all the lights and glam. Unfortunately, it started to rain so we had to hangout at a local shop until we felt it was time to go home. We went back home and enjoyed a nice little slumber.
Day 5: Grand Ole Opry, Horses, and Homeward bound
We woke up and decided to cook breakfast at Patty’s home, and listened to music my parents grew up with and I was the househusband making breakfast for all the ladies. After we were filled, we went to the Grand Ole Opry and took pictures on the stage where a plethora of musical legends stood. After we enjoyed the gift shop we decided to head over to the horseback riding. I was given a moody horse, but he was excellent with me. Christine who was petrified of horses had a great horse, and so did Esther. However, Carol had a great time having a heart attack on her horse that went its own way and took her into trees and other trails that weren’t seen from the hike. But Isita had a fun horse that would stop and just eat for days. At the end of the excursion with our boots filled with mud, and our groins in pain, we ended up having a fun time at the JuRo stables. We went to Baja Burrito and had some tasty tacos, at this point we were all tired, so we packed up, took a nap, and then got an early lead to skip the Spring Break traffic and head home.
This was an awesome Spring Break trip and we all had a great time in two very beautiful cities. I am excited to see where my next adventure is going to be. Stay tuned.