Nashville is a city that I felt that I would love before I ever visited.
When I finally got there, that feeling was confirmed. While Nashville is synonymous with country music, there is an eclectic nature and a funky art vibe, especially in East Nashville which is where I stayed on my first visit.
As a first-timer, the long weekend was filled with a lot of the standard tourist necessities: tours of the Grand Ol’ Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. A trip to Broadway with the challenge of hitting as many honky tonks as we could. And an attempt at eating hot chicken. (Not my favorite, I like spice but as our AirBNB host said “I like to taste my food”.)
One of my favorite stops was the Johnny Cash museum. Not very big, it could easily be missed but it’s chock full of history of the man in black.
This picture was actually not taken at the Johnny Cash museum but the Country Music Hall of Fame. I love it either way.
The weekend also granted an opportunity to spend some time with an old friend who I hadn’t seen in over 10 years. Those are the best types of trips.
A walk over the (name of pedestrian bridge), gave an awesome view of Music City and is a fantastic spot for photographs.
If you find yourself in Nashville, I highly recommend making time to enjoy dinner at Merchants which is right on Broadway. Their downstairs was the choice for my birthday dinner and I continue to think of the tater tots on their appetizer menu. I don’t think I’m being dramatic when I say they are what dreams are made of.
You know I mean business when I take a picture of my food.