Ok, so I know I have never posted anything too personal on this blog, but I had the privilege of meeting some of the most amazing people this week, and I jokingly told them I was going to write a blog post about the experience. Even though I was just teasing, they asked to see the post. So although this is not a typical post for me, I can't wait to share this experience with you.
I was granted a wonderful opportunity to tour in Nashville for free for 3 days and 2 nights (all inclusive) with a friend as part of a FAM group- basically showing us what it would be like if we took students to Nashville. My friend and I were the Kentucky girls and there were also people (a mix of teachers and their family/friends) from Florida and South Carolina. Little did I know that in these few short days I would create some of my most hilarious memories.
The "fancy" crew from Florida hit it off with us Kentucky girls, so we decided to hit up the "Honky Tonks" together our last night. There was a beautiful girl named Keri who was celebrating her birthday that night and let's just say that we closed Nashville down in her honor. I never thought I would meet people from Florida who wore boots and knew every word to Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show. I love when people break stereotypes!
So what all did we get to do? Oh, only go backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, record a CD at RCA Studio B where Elvis recorded most of his songs, get to hear Lorrie Morgan and Love and Theft (among others) perform live, break the rules by touching things at the Bellemeade Plantation, get front door service at the zoo, get tons of goodies, learn some new line dances at the Wildhorse Saloon, do a little wine tasting, visit the CMT Hall of Fame, and create about 20 inside jokes that you would never understand (such as I hope to never pull an "Alex." I would explain, but then it would no longer be an inside joke).
So here's to some of my new friends Keri, Drew, Adam, and Alex. Thanks for the million laughs (no matter how loud) and for proving my theory of those from Florida wrong! I really hope that next summer we are able to do it again. Keri- I am serious about the visiting thing! I feel like a loser saying that I was actually really sad to leave today. I didn't think I would bond with people I only spent a few days with. I am even going to miss our peppy tour guide, Ashley... I mean Amy! I guess this just proves that you are never too old to have fun!
P.S. Did you know that you can get Krispy Kreme donuts for autographs? Who would have thought?! ;)