This was my first time to Nashville, and first time seeing Patti & Josh since our early morning date at Bodo's Bagels the morning we drove away in the Uhaul truck and headed north.
Regardless, Nashville is great! It's easy see why people swoon over this city! It probably had an unfair advantage, considering I hadn't seen the sun in what felt like months and the weather didn't require a winter coat and mittens. However, there's something about watching people play their guitar on every street corner that just makes you happy. I also got to wear my new cowboy boots (a Christmas gift), so I felt very southern. Until I spoke and someone completely called me out on sounding 'Midwestern.' (Just let me have my moment in my boots people!).
We spent some time wandering around various parents of the city, catching up on the last six months of life and trading horror stories of residency life. Since they've been stuck in the hospital 99% of the time, this also gave them a good chance to explore more of their new home :)
We also spent an evening at Bluebird cafe (the one featured on 'Nashville') It certainly lived up to it's reputation; a hole-in-the-wall that is the pinnacle of music in Nashville. The appearance is nothing more than sub-par, with old photographs scattered across the walls, random lights hung on sinking ceilings and crowded tables covered in old table clothes. Then the music starts, and you suddenly realize why people flock to this tiny establishment to see some of the best songwriters and artists in the music city.
Then, I came home to this:
...and my fingers have been numb ever since.