I woke up by 8 AM for my final day in Nashville. Why is it that I wake up at the crack of 8 AM after being up until 2 AM the night before in Nashville, but sleeping 11 PM to 8 AM in Edmonton is nowhere near enough?
“How do you do it?!?” my hostel roommates asked me yesterday morning.
After getting home from the Bluebird the night before around midnight, I had grabbed my laptop and gone back down to the common area to catch up on some blogging. My roommates were already sleeping. I was in bed after 1 AM and downstairs blogging the next morning again before they were awake. When they finally woke up, we had a few minutes to chat during which they expressed how aghast they were at how I’ve been out and about all the time. It’s actually been pretty funny – I leave in the morning before they’re awake, come home in the afternoon and stumble into the room while they are napping, then crawl into bed long after they are already asleep for the night. I noticed. They noticed. We all think it’s funny. Unfortunately they left today so I’ve got new roommates now, but I’m leaving tomorrow anyhow so I’m not too worried about it.
Wow, was last night ever amazing. I was lucky enough to score a seat at both of the evening’s shows at the Bluebird Cafe. I figured if I was heading all the way over there, I may as well make full use of it! I really don’t even know where to start with this one. It was beautiful and magical and just very, very cool.
Today has been a lovely Nashville day – and it’s not even over yet! It’s a little warmer today than the last couple days, which is nice. But really, it doesn’t matter that much to me since I am just glad to be somewhere that the cold air is just cold, not actually physically painful.
Welcome back readers! I’m picking up where I left off earlier today, after lunch, a nap, and a hot chocolate at Mike’s Ice Cream on Broadway. You can read about my morning here. Once I was rested up and all caught up on my blogging, I decided to wander around Broadway for awhile and check out some of the shops. I didn’t buy anything, just soaked up the ambiance of the area.
Well, I have been in Nashville for less than 24 hours, but I already feel right at home again. I’ve done some things that I didn’t get to do the last time I was here, and I’ve returned to some favourites. I plan to do even more of both of these things in the next few days.
Continue reading “Rediscovering Nashville”
Dear friends, family, and other people who read this blog (aka no one else),
I’ve finally done it. I’ve embarked on a solo trip. I mean, I’ve travelled to Hawaii alone before, but I had family waiting on the other end. I’ve gone to Whitehorse alone, but there I’m surrounded by people I know. This time I am somewhere that I don’t know anyone, alone.