November 10, 2003

Weekend in the Music City

POST #    555

This past weekend, I took a trip down south to visit Lauren, escaping the hustle and bustle of New York City, for the relative calm that is Nashville. I also thought I would be able to enjoy some warmer weather, but the cold air seemed to follow me down there.

Despite the cold temperatures, it was a fun and relaxing weekend, with lots of food packed in. After arriving in Nashville, Lauren, John, and I grabbed a quick bite to eat at a restaurant where peanut shells could be thrown on the floor. It was a strange experience throwing shells onto the floor, something I normally reserve for baseball games (this obviously isn't something exclusive to Tennessee; I might have even done it in New York once). After dinner, we met up with some of her other friends for a few drinks before calling it a night.

Saturday was reserved for watching football (as it should be) and a short tour of Vanderbilt. Lauren and I walked around the Vandy campus, which was small in comparison to Michigan's campus, but I guess that's what happens when you don't have huge school.

The Kirkland Bell Tower at Vandy.

Saturday night, we went out to dinner at the South Street Original Crab Shack (the name is even longer than this!) where I stuffed myself silly with ribs. There was also this amazing corn that I had. It was super sweet with some cheese sprinkled on top. Fabulous. After dinner, we went out for a little in downtown Nashville. There were some people walking around with cowboy hats, but it didn't seem like there were too many of these folks.

Sunday, we had brunch at the Pancake Pantry (apparently a Nashville tradition) before I returned home to New York. On the way back, I was treated to a gorgeous view of Manhattan as we approached LaGuardia Airport. I would have taken a photo, but if I got up, I think I would have been arrested under Federal regulations.

Posted by tien mao in Travel at 9:01 AM



One of the many art pieces on campus. This one, covered with a flyer.

The South Street blah blah blah.

My vanquished plate at Saturday's dinner.

Glad you had a good time! Nice pictures, too - that picture of Kirkland (the bell tower) looks like a postcard.

Posted by: Lauren at November 10, 2003 10:53 AM

thank you for being such a kind host. please extend my thanks to john as well.

Posted by: tien at November 10, 2003 11:17 AM

i luv wekends. theyre

Posted by: veritech pilot at November 10, 2003 8:54 PM

almost as fun as pressing "post" too hastily.

Posted by: veritech pilot at November 10, 2003 8:55 PM

oops. thanks.

Posted by: tien at November 10, 2003 9:29 PM

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