I have a confession. Despite our southern heritage, Corey and I both pretty much despise country music. I can sing along to a Taylor Swift song with the best of them but in general, I find anything CMT related to be intolerable. But this weekend, I put aside my prejudice and actually found myself enjoying it. Nashville is first and foremost about music so I think you kind of have to. We spent most of the weekend downtown, eating from delicious restaurants (although I had a terrifying run-in with head on shrimp that gives me nightmares) and wandering in and out of Honky Tonk bars. There was also a brief trip out to visit a well reviewed but unfortunately closed shop and to take a brisk stroll in the park. And although I finally began to appreciate country music, Corey and I decided to end the weekend with our best karaoke rendition of our favorite Killers song.
Entries Tagged as 'Travel'
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Headed to Nashville
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tomorrow, Corey and I are flying out to Nashville to meet our friends Lindsay and Ben for Ben’s birthday. I am taking Friday off and am beside myself with excitement for three days of exploring a new city with friends. Neither Corey nor I have ever been and I don’t think we have any big events planned so I was wondering if you guys have any input on fun things to do or places to go? You know how I like to take a pretty picture so if there are any locations that are particularly scenic, I would love to know.
Images by Steven Alan
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With Love From Blowing Rock
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
For the long weekend I was invited by some of my friends to come stay at their family’s house in Blowing Rock. I feel like I am always saying that places are my favorites and I often worry that I will turn into the boy that cried wolf with continuing to say it repeatedly. Maybe I just like an awful lot of places. Is that so bad, really? I will risk being considered an excessive user of hyperbole and say that this house is climbing the charts quickly to being one of my favorites as well. So sue me. If you could go there, I assure you you’d feel the same. The house sits in a lovely valley in a forested area with a perfect creek that runs through it. I am really not sure you could pick a better spot for a mountain house. We spent the weekend eating, drinking wine, hanging with Daz the puppy, and hiking and exploring Blowing Rock, which really has quite a lot to offer in the way of natural beauty.
The house. Believe me when I tell you you want to live here.
The stream that cascades through the property.
Candlelight dinner on the back porch with the sounds of the creek in the background.
Bass Lake full of lilypads
I neglected to take my camera on any of our hikes (and was kicking myself the whole way) due to the rain that fell on and off all weekend, but my friend Caitlin took this picture on her iPhone that captured pretty perfectly the views from our stormy hike at Moses Cone. Pretty sensational, right?
Hope everyone else had a great long weekend as well. Back to reality. Boo.