We couldn’t have been more excited to finally arrive in Nashville. The best thing about a road trip is the anticipation. Yeah, it’s great to hop on a plane and be at your destination in a few hours (instant gratification!), but when you can milk 1600+ miles into four days of driving, bonding, and singing Bob Dylan’s entire discography, it just can’t be beat! We saw some amazing things along the way, but Nashville had a special charm. It’s a city with so much history, while also feeling like it still has so much to say. We would wander around without any agenda, being redirected by the locals. Unlike the other cities we traveled through, we actually spent some real time in Nashville. We took our time and fully embraced the cold, damp weather that we are no longer used to since moving to Phoenix in 2013. While there was physically no way we could have hit every place on our LONG list of recommendations…we gave it our best try!
Sisters of Nature: Is it possible to walk into a shop and instantly become friends with the girls who run it? YES! If you live in Nashville (lucky!) or if you’re visiting, please please please give these girls a visit. This place is filled with gorgeousness from top to bottom. We took home as much as we could without any buyers remorse!
The Groove: You can’t do Nashville without some music. This record store had lots of quality finds. We dug up some gems (Talking Heads and Velvet Underground) at a super price.
Barista Parlor: Yes, we went to Barista Parlor. Typical? Probably…but worth it! We enjoyed the rainy day vibes while sipping on some hot drinks with our pals, Karsyn and Collin. We chatted about life for as long as we could…our families, our jobs, married life. It was great to make such a strong connection with these two.
We also made some appropriate time for all things JFK. We are big history dorks, so we didn’t miss the opportunity to head over to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. No matter what your political views are, this place will make you feel something. So many theories and an all-around great museum with tons of historic gems. We’re glad we stopped there.
As our road trip came to an end, we realized how much we had packed into two weeks. We met some incredibly kind people, drank way too much caffeine, and collected hundreds of photos that we know we will forever cherish. Big thank you goes out to Best Western for giving us a place to rely on!
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