And my Tennessee tale continues...
Tailgating! Woo hoo! I wanted so badly to get the real college football tailgating experience and I sure did. Saturday morning we headed to Knoxville to catch a University of Tennessee game with my friend Stephanie's boyfriend and his friends. On this day I got to fully understand the meaning of southern hospitality. These people were so genuinely nice and welcoming that I was in awe. Hugs, drinks, and food were immediately offered to me and I felt like I was a part of their group instantly. Although UT lost to LSU, it was awesome to see be there.
Sunday we woke up early to stop by a Waffle House (my first time!) so I could have some hash browns covered, smothered, and capped - which means they were made with onions, cheese, and mushrooms. Yum! And can I pause for a second to mention that all of the food in Tennessee is cheap? You can get a legitimate meal for well under $10. Amazing.
Because I was so sick, and managed to get poor Steph sick as well, we headed back to Nashville and lounged for the rest of the day. Originally we were going to go to Gatlinberg to see the Smokey Mountains and Dollywood, but we were so exhausted we skipped it and rested up for a tour that night.
I highly recommend the Nashville Ghost Tour to anyone in the area. It's held year-round and so much fun! It's a great way to learn about Nashville history, see cool places, and gather for scary stories. From the state capital building, to Printer's Alley, to the Ryman, we walked all over Downtown Nashville and had a blast! It was the perfect end to my Tennessee trip.