Thursday, November 10, 2011


a couple of weeks ago, joel and i roadtripped to nashville
for a counseling conference he presented at (he amazes me).
i absolutely love going on trips with joel.
it was so.nice. to get time away to reconnect & just enjoy each other,
as we don't get whole lot of qt during a normal week
(joel is a full-time PhD student AND works full-time. he's cray-cray.)

while in nashville, i unexpectedly fell in love with the South.
i learned that southern hospitality is most definitely a real thing.
i was blown away by how friendly and personable people were there!
i even had an extended conversation with the woman who rang up my scarf
at a little boutique in Franklin (cutest town ever). she insisted that we try to move
down there once joel is looking for a job as a professor :)
i think i could very much picture myself somewhere in the South down the road.
for some reason, i get a sense that Charleston or Savannah would fit me perfectly,
though i have yet to visit (soon, hopefully!)

unfortunately i have little photographic evidence of how fantastic our trip was,
but i did snap a few.

now i'm ready for our next trip! we want to get as many fun little trips in before
we have kids. thank goodness i'm able to get comp hotel rooms via the day job!
we are thinking of possibly driving to asheville, NC for new year's.. anyone been?


Beth @ the city said...

Sounds and looks like a great trip for sure! I have only been to Nashville twice, but my husband is from the area so I will def have more chances to check it out. I love the pics you did get!
I haven't been to Asheville, but I've been to Charelston and it was super cute. Southern hospitality is totally for real :)

Loves tea... said...

How fun! I love road trips, and I can totally see you in the south--you'd be the perfect southern belle :) Glad you had such a nice getaway with Joel. And a road trip over New Years sounds like so much fun :)

aPearantly sew said...

The south really is wonderful :) Charleston and Savannah are both amazing places, and I think you would love them both. I have a special place in my heart for Charleston. We spent part of our honeymoon there (and in Savannah, in fact), and have visited a few times since. We love it.

Ms. Megan said...

This looks like such a fun trip!!

Heather Irene @ Rambling Rose said...

Yes! Franklin is one of my favorite Tennessee spots! If you can go at Christmas-time they have "Dickens of a Christmas" weekend where they have people dressed up in period attire. The whole downtown area gets involved!

If you get a chance to go to Ashville at Christmas you should definitely go. My husband and I have it on our list of things to do. The Biltmore is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous at Christmas, plus they do candle-light carol tours!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I love Nashville!! Next time, make the short trek to Memphis. ;-)

Em {Emerging Em} said...

I'm from South Carolina, and Charleston and Savannah are both gorgeous and full of Southern charm! I live about an hour south of Asheville, and you would love it! The Biltmore House is pretty any time of the year, and the mountains around Asheville are so pretty!

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