The last time I posted about Nashville it was informative but probably not all that positive, and then last week I talked about finding the beauty in where I am as if it’s where I’m staying forever… so here’s to that.
The good in Tennessee.
– People are pretty nice here, a lot of them aren’t locals but I think a lot of us that have come from non-southern locations are doing our best to keep southern hospitality. It probably doesn’t look quite the same, but we’re trying.
– BBQ. Delicious. Hot Chicken. Oh so good. So, before I go on and on, the food. The food is good (and heavy) here.
– You can get to farms and small towns in a short drive. I can find views of horses and farms in just about any direction 30+ minutes tops.
– There is water! San Diego is still in a drought even though they had some rain, but here I don’t have to worry about the length of my shower, I don’t have to worry about watering a lawn (I don’t have a lawn but if I did…), I can wash my dishes and a load of laundry and even shower if I want at the same time without worry about getting charged (I might be worrying about the temperature of the water at that point though.)
– I drove behind a tractor pulling a HUGE load of hay! I was five minutes from my house!
– The servers at Waffle House. I just experienced that experience. Special is the word I have for the stories I heard in a 45 minute span. It was also 2am. Prime Waffle House time I think.
– Being that we are mostly a group of people from other places we get that it’s hard to go somewhere new and not know too many people. I would say it’s definitely easier to make friends here and get people to do things than it was when I moved to Portland.
– Summer nights, even when there’s no plans. Sitting on my balcony just listening to the sounds, wrapped in the humid air. I didn’t think that would be a huge positive on my list, but here I am, a little in love.
– Luke Bryan lives here… and I’ve seen him. I’ve even said hi, and handed him a menu. Once I even put a plate of food down at his table… (did you think of Mean Girls? I did.) Which was listed before, but I’m listing it again.
– The gas here is significantly cheaper than San Diego. Or it was when I moved here and I just kept believing that’s true.
– Downtown Franklin during the holidays is absolutely charming and wonderful
– The old houses! Oh my goodness I could fall in love with these huge houses, mansions if you will. Colonnades, wrap around porches and long driveways! They are beautiful all year round, and in the snow, they were absolutely breathtaking.
– Back roads to just about anywhere I want to go. Yes, it will take me longer, but the views are so very worth it.
– Interlibrary Loan – if the 20 libraries in Nashville city don’t have it, they can request it from other cities and states!
I think that this is just the beginning, here’s to more posts like this.
To be continued…