Our move West has officially begun! Even though I’m not technically heading out to San Francisco until early March, the hubs-to-be is driving himself & our new car to SF this week. I’ve spent a lot of time on the road this month already so decided to tag along just for the first leg, Chapel Hill to Nashville, before settling down to study for the RD exam.
One thing you may not know about me is I’m a Country music-loving, cowgirl boot-wearing Yankee – a Boston girl born & bred – but Southerner at heart. I’ve been dreaming of going to Nashville like a six year old dreams about Disney World for as long as I can remember.
And suddenly, there we were, surrounded by neon signs, saloons and boot stores galore.
I’ve done a fair bit of shopping and I must say, I’ve never seen so many boots within two square blocks in my entire life. I was lured into just about every store flashing a “Cowboy Boots – Buy 1, Get 2 Free” sign and almost had Rob talked into a pair. Almost. If we hadn’t just spent three days thinning out our closets for the move, I would have had him and two new pairs of cowgirl boots but going home empty handed does give me a valid argument to go back to Nashville now.
After nearly buying cowboy boots we followed our ears down Broadway, straight into a couple of legendary saloons with live country music. The fiancé & I clinked drinks and danced as I sang my heart out at Tootsies for two hours, probably the most famous place in town. After last night I know I will never hit up a karaoke bar in Nashville. I would be shamefully run out of town in a matter of minutes - but I do love to sing along with the best of them!
I’m headed home this afternoon and am already dreaming about my next trip to Nashville – and those boots I’ll be going back for.
Ever been? Got any favorite spots for me to try next time?