Sunday, September 18, 2016

guitar tattoos and other completely unsurprising things we did in Nashville.

post by casey

my younger sister, Megan, myself and our girlfriend, Karey, went to Nashville:) 

I'm mostly concerned about that being too many comas in one sentence??


gosh. What can I say about our 12hr drive TO Nashville...our 36hrs IN Nashville...and our 12hr ride home FROM Nashville?

well. A few things.

we stayed at a little Airbnb. Great location. We logged 100 and 10 thousand (give or take;) walking miles:) Which helped set-off the amount of AMAZING food we had! Nashville, you little food slut, you!!!!

Food Slut = a city serving delicious food that may or may not excite you to the point of losing your shirt and/or pants. See Also. Drink Slut.

i met my *crush* from the TV Show - Nashville!!!;)

having an "I could do that" moment with the murals all over town;)

day drinking at Ted's Montana Grill:)

the CAPITAL:) - said with an accent: Cap-e-tall. annoying;)

brave is having your photo taken in front of a cool building while the locals laugh at you!;)

this looks easy enough...Note To Self: find a wall and paint it awesomely;)

tourists - EYE ROLL;)

we got a quick tour and by quick...I mean that our guide was able to finish 1 cigarette in the time it took to explain Nashville's entire history. I was impressed:)

i always spot places/things that I want to 'see' or interest me and for whatever reason - I'm intimidated? - I hesitate going in or checking things out. I'm trying to get better at 'going in' and asking questions. Looking. Exploring. What's the worst that could happen?? - well, you could get turned away going into the CMT building...but at least I tried, right?;)

this gallery was...the best. I mean, I just loved everything SO much! So happy we wandered inside:)

and again...looks easy enough...I could do that;)

i have to say...Nashville was inspiring. SO.MUCH.TALENT. I may have DID send Jacob at least one text, requesting that we quit our jobs...learn to sing and play guitar...and then pack up the kids and be some hippie-family-band:)

so the 3 of us have careers that can successfully put an Uber Driver into a coma. 
Uber Driver: "what do you ladies do?"
Ladies "SAHM. Insurance Rep. Marketing Analytics."
That's a dangerous combo. Dangerous in the way that it can put someone driving you through the busy streets of Nashville in a 2006 Toyota Camry...right to sleep. 

the music could be heard everywhere and there isn't anything much better than a warm night and live music...oh, and twinkle lights...yes, gimme all the twinkle lights:):)

roof top dining at Acme Feed & Seed. Gorgeous view and fabulous food!!!
(minus Karey's burger, which was supposed to be well-done but came out moo-ing:/)

the 3 of us walked into the coolest tattoo shop in Nashville - after spending an embarrassing amount of time out front giving ourselves a good pep talk: we ARE awesome enough...we CAN do this...we're going in! Fuck it...I'm for real doing this!!!!;) - and definitely the coolest shop any of us had ever been to in general...and asked for the most sought after tattoo in Nashville Oddly enough, they welcomed us with open arms, gave us amazing tattoos and didn't roll their eyes once;)
Check these cats out if you're ever in Nashville. Some serious talent and you will get a great experience from start to finish!:)
Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co. Nashville

SIDE STORY: we actually ended up meeting up with the manager of the shop, for drinks, the next night and he made note to check the surveillance cameras for footage of our humiliating reluctance to enter the shop;)

that tickled a bit;)

and then there was the Grand Ole Opry...which was cool. It's moved from it's original location and a lot of the music may have been a tad too classic for myself (and the 4 VERY drunk people next to me - one of the couples arrived in love...and then broke-up and made-up before leaving! Ah, to be young and terribly annoying;) but it was wonderful to experience and the night we were there was for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and so that had me all sorts of emotional:'(

the Parthenon was pretty amazing:) I would suggest seeing this if you've ever in Nashville. It's a replica of the original, in Greece.

a big Thank You to our Uber driver, Michael, for parking the car and getting out to take this photo!!! Above and beyond:):)

this was a wonderful trip. And besides being verbally assaulted by a homeless woman in the park (I'm more sad for her, than pissed for us:/), the trip was flawless;)

oh, and props to those mama's out there exclusively pumping...I did it for 4 days and my nipples...good nipples!!!!!!! Luckily, I got home and Rocky had missed my breasts me as much as I missed him and we're back to our regularly scheduled nursing:)!

there's definitely something to be said about taking a bit of time away. This trip was exactly what my head needed. I know I've only been back for 4 days but I feel much more patient with the kids and it's clear that me being away...did nothing for their shitty attitudes;) 

nashville, you were cute:)