Nashville was on my ‘to-go’ list that I wrote in 2013, and I was finally able to fill that wish this June! Yeehaw!
It was my best friend’s bachelorette party. The rest of the gang was driving down from Cincinnati and I was flying in from Chicago. The flight went without a hitch and I got in right on time! I took a taxi from the airport to the house where everyone was staying. It was only a 20 minute drive and I got to check out Vanderbilt’s pretty campus. We decided to stay off the strip for more space. Our house only 3 miles to get downtown and thanks to Uber, that was never an issue!
Typically, what happens at a bachelorette party, stays at a bachelorette party – so I am going to leave out some detail here On Friday night, we ordered a bunch of pizza, opened gifts, played some games then headed to Broadway Street where the magic happens. I had heard that every bar has a band playing live music, but I was amazed at how awesome every band sounded! I got really into some of the band’s performances that I never wanted to leave for the next bar. Then the next band would be even better! I love country music, so I was in my happy place. All of us somehow managed to stay out until 3am and we still had another night ahead of us.
The group didn’t even get out of the house until 1pm on Saturday. With 18 girls, it’s difficult to get everyone up and ready to go. We went out for lunch at a restaurant called Party Fowl, known for it’s fried chicken and ‘Nashville Hot’ sauces. It also had over 20 local beers on tap! The restaurant was able to accommodate all of us and the service was amazing. I was very impressed and I highly recommend paying a visit to Party Fowl whenever you’re in Nashville.
After lunch, we had a little darty (day-party) at Legends Bar on Broadway then went back to the house to clean up for the night. It was another rowdy night on the strip. We visited the famous Honky-Tonk and Crossroads bar. For the last night in Nashville, we were able to make it home around 1am.
The plan for me was to get up early on Sunday, drive back to Cincinnati with my friends to pick up my car and drive my car back to Chicago. Needless to say, this did not happen. We got a later start on the road, then we got suck in traffic. I ended up in Cincinnati around 6pm – too late to embark on another 4 hour car ride. I decided to take an extra vacation day for Monday and spend the night in Cincinnati with my family to get some rest.
Nashville was so awesome and I can’t wait to go back! Please let me know about your Nashville experiences in the comments!