Hola from Nashville! We have a little down time before our dinner reservations, so thought I’d give a little update.
We drove through Knoxville to get here, and stopped at the lovely Texas Roadhouse for lunch. Probably not the best idea to stop at a chain restaurant off the highway that was giving free lunch to veterans from 11am – 2pm. Not because I don’t love our veterans, but because I didn’t want to wait 45 minutes for a table at a restaurant behind the Wal-Mart.
The place was absolutely packed with veterans of all shapes and sizes.
We (thought) we got really lucky by finding 2 seats at the bar, eliminating our wait. Then we realized that we were stuck at a BAR, unable to escape unwanted conversations. But oh well…
They had veteran ketchup.
The food was good, but the portions were so huge that neither of us could finish our meals. I got the roasted chicken, which was like 1/2 a chicken.
We made it to Nashville a little less than 3 hours later and went straight to pick up my bib in East Nashville,
which was really cool and artsy-ish. We played around in a few stores while Christina finished up work.
I liked this place because of the awesome sculpture outside.
Then we joined the townies and their MacBooks at a coffee shop around the corner. While they did important stuff on their laptops, I enjoyed a magic cookie bar.
Now we’re chillin before we go get dinner at one of Christina’s favorite restaurants, City House – where I will be using tomorrow’s run as an excuse to carbo-load.