Boh and I spent the weekend before the last full week of research on my road trip in Nashville with brokeknits. I mostly snapped photos of the food we ate, but I can assure you that both the conversation and the scenery were fantastic.
The Parthenon. Or rather, a scaled replica first made in temporary form for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, and later re-made in concrete. Of course, we had to see Gilded Athena.
Yup. What’s sort of crazy is that this is not unrelated to my work. I mean, Athena is not in my dissertation, but the ideas surrounding things like Centennial Park and the Exposition are certainly part of it.
We honored our trip to see Athena with tater tots. (Mine are covered by an incredibly tasty scramble of eggs and veggies.) We ate them in a lovely vine-covered patio area.
And then we walked by this meter, flashing FAIL. I could do so much with that, but I’ll hold off, as I’m sipping my coffee before heading to campus for the first meeting of the class I’m teaching.
Oh, right. And then this happened. We went to eat Jeni’s Ice Cream. (I didn’t realize there was one in Nashville.) It was amazing. I think ate something that had berries and lavender, something that had almond brittle in it, and something that was mostly pecans and whiskey. All in a waffle cone. It was amazing.
Cheers! A waffle cone toast to friendships that start on the interwebs and transition to real life!
And now, off to campus. Happy first day of school!
Happy first day of school! I hope you found a blackboard. Also: How is it we’re this many years in?!
Nashville is a great place and so much to see. Don’t miss out on Rymans Auditorium or some of the local night life there.
The food looks quite tasty! The ice cream looks and sounds amazing! :-) Happy first day of school.
We ate so much good stuff! The ice cream really was the best, though … I’m so glad we got to hang out in (delicious) style!!