This is my city!! I knew I would live here 10 years before I even thought about moving here! It all began on a trip to Rhode Island with a girlfriend of mine. You’re probably wondering, what’s Rhode Island got to do with it? Well let me tell you, when you grow up in the desert pretty much your whole life with no trees, leaves or grass...
the sight of Nashville from an airplane window is a vision of pure indescribable beauty! It was just a short layover, I didn’t even get to walk outside the airport but when I saw the endless green rolling hills I fell in love. Living in the south I’m surrounded by absolute beauteousness! Ok so now y’all know that one of the many things I love about Nashville is the vibrant green backdrop.
Another thing that resinated with me well before I moved to Nashville was Country Music and cowboy boots! Living in Las Vegas the only taste of country we got was in December when The National Finals Rodeo would come to town. I would look out across the casino at a sea of cowboy hats and that was the only time you'd hear country music in the casinos and bars. Decembers in Vegas, I was in heaven. Even if I was the only local singin' along to George Straight and Eric Church!
Nashville also has a really great restaurant scene. I’m a vegetarian but there's so much more than just BBQ in the south. When I first moved here, I had pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, sweet tea and grits for the first time in my life and I gained “The Southern 15” for sure! (If that’s not a thing it should be) I never had anything southern before, cheese grits y'all, so good! With chefs coming to Nashville from all over, to make their mark and lay down some roots, I feel like there's a new awesome resturant every other month! A few of my current favorites, Bar Taco, Two Ten Jack, Chauhan Ale and Masala, M Restaurant, Red Pony in Franklin, 5 Points Pizza. Ok I have to stop, there’s too many to name just a few.
Hiking! Trails! State Parks! Water Falls! Rivers! Lakes! These are some other things that the desert was very short on. Don’t get me wrong, Las Vegas has Zion, Red Rock Canyon, Mt Charleston, and I sadly didn’t appreciate them as much as I should have while living back west. I’m making up for my lack of the outdoors now though!
Charm, character, true southern hospitality, culture, arts, music, and historic preservation. Can you tell how obsessed I am with my city! Proud to be in Nashville! What are some of your favorite things in your hometown? Leave a comment and let me know! Until next time. Ciao!