Luckily we didn’t have to wake up as early this time around and instead slept until 7:30 before going across the street for breakfast with Maggie’s grandmother. On weekends everyone enjoys pancakes (with Aunt Jemima syrup and butter), bacon, Lil Crispies (cute morning sausages), and eggs. It’s quite tasty and perfect for a morning after drinking. Maggie’s grandmother taught me more of the family history and how everyone who’s lived in Nashville long enough seems to all be tied together and to the Harding and Jackson lines. It’s fascinating.
After breakfast we did a quick workout to move our bodies a bit before our planned afternoon of eating and drinking. I had downloaded some BeachBody workouts that don’t need equipment to my phone. Short and sweet and sweaty.
A little after noon we headed into the city with a cooler full of beers, waters, and snacks. First stop was at Maggie’s childhood friend’s apartment, Mary Katheryn. She and her other friends were so welcoming and we hung by the pool and had some snacks and drinks. I’m still so surprised by how nice people are in the South.
Around 3:30pm we headed to Broadway and spontaneously decided to take motorized scooters! These are all around Nashville to help cut back on the traffic but unfortunately don’t have docking stations so they block the sidewalks. They also seem dangerous to take on the road with cars. Maggie and I kept to the side walk for safety and went slow and controlled.
Our first stop downtown was Tootsies. They had three levels with different live bands on each floor. We headed up to the rooftop for some Miller High Lifes where we met a group of men who were visiting from Portland and New York City. While they aren’t Southerners they were extremely friendly and bought us a few rounds of drinks. Our second stop on Broadway was Jason Aldean’s rooftop which was pretty impressive and also had live music. We spent more time here and I introduced the guys to IPAs...or tried to since they don’t really exist in the south.
We were good and tipsy when we headed across the pedestrian bridge to the Titan stadium. Luckily Maggie holds her alcohol better than me and got us there and ordered chicken fingers and fries for us. We were up high on the sunny side so we didn’t stay too long but we saw the Patriots from afar! And then we got super salty popcorn and a hot pretzel for the walk back downtown. Our destination? Pizza and home. My go to motto after a night (or day) of drinking and walking four miles!