Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's a crazy town, full of neon dreams*

I'm so excited!

This time tomorrow, we will be well on down the road, headed for our summer vacation destination....

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Nashville!

We (my parents, C, & I) are headed to country music heaven, and I almost cannot stand how excited I am about it. I've never been, and I can't wait to just immerse myself in all-things country music. Cowboy hats, cowboy boots, big belt buckles, and honky tonks are calling my name.

As if that wasn't great enough, C and I will be making a pit stop for one night on the way back home, to make a short visit to our old stomping grounds...

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Blacksburg!
(aka home to Virginia Tech)

It's been more than a year since we were "home," and we just can't pass up the opportunity to spend a little time in our favorite place. It's going to be glorious.

This is the "big" trip we're taking this summer, and we've really been looking forward to it. We're hitting the road before the sun comes up tomorrow (11 hour drive ahead of us!) and I'm actually even looking forward to the car trip - I kind of love road trips! There's just something about getting in the car and heading off down the road that is appealing to me - I think it brings back childhood memories. Growing up, we were forever hopping in the car and heading off to wherever was our next destination. We were a traveling family, and always had fun! C & I have been compiling our favorite country music to listen to on the way down, it's our first road trip in the new car we bought in March, and it's been awhile since we've been somewhere new, so this should be fun. Not to mention, we're crossing something off the 25 for 25 list: visiting somewhere neither of us have ever been. Perfect!

One thing that always worries me before a trip, though, is how I'm going to get my workouts in. This time is no exception! I've checked to see that there is a gym in our hotel (there is, and looks like a good one!), armed myself with a few good "no equipment needed" workouts (just in case), and I'm looking forward to hopefully getting in a run or two. I'm cautious about running in unfamiliar places, as everyone should be, but I'm hoping to find somewhere good in Nashville to get out at least once. Hopefully, a run in Blacksburg will be do-able, too - I really never took advantage of what was around me in college, and I'd love to get in a few miles on those familiar streets. I'm packing my running shoes, and will go where the road takes me.

Don't you worry, though - I'm not leaving you empty-handed! I have a couple of things planned for Typically Late while I'm out of town. Be sure to check in and see what's going on while I'm bee-boppin' around Nash-Vegas!

*Title from Jason Aldean's song "Crazy Town" -- highly recommend!

Have you ever been to Nashville? Any recommendations for things we simply MUST do while we're there?? Do you love your college town as much as C & I do? Because I would give a limb or two to be back in college in that sweet, small town for a bit...

2 comments :

elizabeth @ chronic venture said...

hooray for both of these!!

I'm going to Nashville in about 2 weeks for a wedding and i am also soo excited to go! Never been either; you'll have to give me some recommendations when you return.

oh, and super jealous about blacksburg, i think the next time ill make it back will be for a game this fall!

have an AWESOME trip!

KB @ kiss, laugh, and dream said...

Um, I'd have to agree that Blacksburg may be the most amazing place in the world. Have an amazing time! Eat a burger at Mike's for me! :)