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FINALLY we got a day out on the town together. In celebration of Sweetbread’s birthday coming up this week I planned a day-trip between milkings to the big city of Nashville. Until this point, nearly 5 months into the move, we had yet to take a “full day” and explore Nashville. It was great to decompress for a few hours and relax and talk about all that’s changed. We talk about it a lot at home too, and with friends and family on the phone, but it’s not the same as when you’re off the farm in a beer garden somewhere.
So what did we do?
Nashville’s a very cool city, which was a big reason why we wanted to live near it. There have been recent write-ups in the NY Times, in Bon Apetit and in GQ. Some of our favorite bands record their music in Nashville and one of my best friends is the drummer in an up and coming band. Hopefully we’ll make it to see him play one day soon.
Our first stop was a taco shop reminiscent of some of our favorite haunts in Hell’s Kitchen, where we first met. The restaurant is called Mas Tacos, and it didn’t disappoint. $3 tacos and $2 horchatas hit the spot. Tortilla soup was great too.
Across the street is a beer garden, so we moseyed over there for a beer in the shade. Sweetbreads ordered her favorite beer, Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace, but the keg had just been tapped, so she went with a Belgian derivation of Stone Brewery’s famous IPA. It was quite delicious. I love copper ales, so I had the Singletrack Copper Ale from Boulder Beer. Also delicious.
For a little respite from eating and drinking we went to an old house in East Nashville that’s been converted to a thrift store. It’s called Old Made Good. Sweetbreads got a vintage glasses case so her glasses could quit getting all scuffed up in her purse. I laid down on their large ottoman and relaxed.
After that it was popsicles at Las Paletas and then rushing home in time for milking! Overall, a fantastic little getaway that we’ll have to repeat more often. We made it a point to leave our cell phones in our pockets, so sorry no pictures.
A little over a year ago I wrote about work-life balance... yeah, guess I need to reread that one.
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