Tennessee

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On our way to Nashville, we decided to book our final hotel on the trip. We had been using hotels.com for most of the trip, but decided to check out hotels tonight just to make sure we weren’t missing out on a deal. We found that we had a discount and began looking through the hotels available. We found an open room at the Sheraton and it was cheaper than any of the hotels we had stayed at so far. We decided to book it and hope for the best.

When we arrived in Nashville late at night, we went directly to the hotel. We were welcomed with a dramatic entrance and a very large and beautiful hotel. We were little out of place walking through the lobby, surrounded by people dressed in their best. One look around and we could tell immediately that this was definitely not like the cheap motels we had been staying at in every other state.

When we went up to our room we were deliriously exhausted and ridiculously excited to find that we would each be getting a bed, rather than sharing one as we had done throughout our trip. It was a nice way to end out final hotel stay and I was glad we had saved the best for last.

The next day, we woke up and decided to check out the Grand Ole Opry. We were in Nashville, so obviously we had to! When we arrived, I was a little surprised to find it was surrounded by a large shopping mall. Other than the unexpected surroundings, it was cool to see something I had only ever seen on the T.V. show Nashville.

The Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry

We thought about taking a tour inside the Opry, but it was $20 and we weren’t prepared to shell out that cash after everything we had done. We put going inside the Opry on our bucket lists and decided to try and find some food.

After searching for somewhere to eat, we finally settled for a place called the Frothy Monkey. As soon as we stepped inside, it was like we had been transported back to Portland. This place exuded the hipster vibe and we immediately felt at home. It was nice to find somewhere similar to home so far away.

While we were waiting for our food, we began chatting with an older couple sitting next to us and learned they are from right outside of Savannah, our final destination. One of the best parts of a road trip is the people you meet along the way. You never know what connections you may make!

 

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