2/30 – Off the beaten path to Nashville

Off the beaten path

A while ago I drove down to Nashville to spend some time with my sister who relocated there for a while after attending Belmont University. The drive was a good 10-11 hours from IL to TN, but along the way there was a roadblock. Instead of ending directly in Nashville as my map and GPS promised, I ended up in Memphis for a while.

Now what do I know about Memphis? Not much to be honest, just Graceland and The Blind Side come to mind, and it struck my fancy despite being off the beaten path on the road to Nashville. For what it’s worth, I actually liked some of what I saw, albeit while driving through, in Memphis. Southern towns are a bit different than Northern towns, and while obvious statement is obvious, there was something to getting lost in Memphis that was full of euphoria and nostalgia; maybe it’s the collective unconscious side of me that liked what I saw, maybe because of its rich history of Blues musicians that appealed to me.

For what it’s worth, I look forward to spending a bit more time in Memphis next time I’m on my way to Nashville, roadblock or not.

~Nathanael~

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7 thoughts on “2/30 – Off the beaten path to Nashville

  1. Sometimes taking another route, intentional or otherwise, is a nice break from the ordinary. I love seeing new towns, and interesting sights. I’ve not been to Memphis, but I suspect there is a lot of history there, and, I’ve hear they have great BBQ. 😉

    • I love good BBQ! 🙂 Have any good recipes of your own that you wouldn’t mind sharing with me? If you have a crockpot/slow cooker, I’ll provide you with a good bbq chicken wing recipe 🙂

  2. A bunch of years back, me and some buddies took a road trip from Montreal down to New Orleans and back up through Memphis. I like the way you describe it and I wonder how much it’s changed. When we were there, even though Beale street was very down and out, there was a distinct bluesy romanticism to it all.

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