The Rainy Road To Nashville
Trip Start Feb 09, 2010
18Trip End Mar 17, 2010
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Monday was clear and sunny—perfect for setting out on a road trip. Instead, we left on windy rainy Tuesday. We were recovering from a Superbowl party and busy packing. Nashville-bound, we stopped in Chattanooga for lunch. We ate at a coffee house—had sandwiches, soup, and salad. A nice, light lunch that didn't leave us feeling stuffed. We also stopped in at an art gallery; if we had had an extra $2000 or so, we could’ve bought a really nice painting or sculpture.
We arrived in Nashville after taking an accidental detour, where we saw pretty rolling landscapes, streams, and Angus cattle. We headed to the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the actual Parthenon. We were surprised at the size of it, thinking it would have been somewhat bigger; it was still impressive, nonetheless
(Written by Justin)
The drive to Nashville took a little longer than expected, mostly due to the constant rain, strong wind, and poor visibility. Following our guide book, we checked out the Rembrandt Coffee House in Chattanooga for lunch - it had good food and a nice "Bluff" view of the Tennessee River.
Both of us had been to Nashville before and neither of us has much of a passion for country music so we decided to spend our last remaining hours of daylight visiting the non-traditional Nashville landmarks
I'd recommend the Drake Motel for anyone staying in Nashville on a budget. For $45 including tax we had a decent two-double bed room that was a $7 taxi ride from downtown Nashville. The rooms could have been nicer but after a drink or two neither one of us cared. As far as keeping the blog updated, we have had crappy luck getting rooms within range of the accompanying lobby's wireless router. I am currently writing this entry from a very fun bar in St. Louis that happened to have free wifi access. We will try to catch up this weekend as we are staying at nicer hotels in Downtown St. Louis for the Mardi Gras celebration.