First Few Days in Nashville
Mar 01, 2009
We joined the Maryland Farms YMCA today. It's super posh (was previously a private raquet club). Looking forward to using all of the amenities while we're here. We also checked out our local library (right at the end of the street). We seem to have everything we could need or want. Now, if I can just settle in and get comfortable, or at least accept my discomfort with this new way of life.
Our first three days in Nashville have been both fun and tiring. Our accomodations, while located at a distance from downtown and the Vanderbilt area, are very comfortable, and it seems we couldn't have asked for a better situation with our roomate/landlord. We've toured downtown; seen some honky tonks (including Robert's Western World and Tootsie's), the Ryman Auditorium, visited Jack's Bar-B-Que (famous for their sauces) and Gruhn Guitars (I fell in love with a 1984 Guild). We've also frequented Hillsboro Village and Elliston Place, close to Vanderbilt's campus. There are numerous music venues and cafes that cater to the student population. Fido's and Coco's Cafe have quickly become favorites, and I played my first open mic at Cocos tonight. Overall, a very good mix of talent and I was even able to make a few contacts. Wish I'd played better. Still battling nerves. But at least it's a start. Unfortunatley, we missed Richard Thompson at the Belcourt Theater tonight. The show was sold out before we arrived on Monday.