This week, 8 inches of snow fell on Nashville and I was absolutely delighted! I was expecting to wake up on Friday to a bleak, drizzly landscape (with snow starting around lunchtime) but instead woke up to a wintry wonderland outside my bedroom window!
I immediately bundled up and went outside to play in the snow. (After all, living in Florida for 23 years, I’ve never seen snow in a place I called home – just on vacations from time to time!)
The snow continued to come down for hours and hours and, though I was stuck inside working, it brought me such joy to see the gorgeous sight outside my house. I took the opportunity to build a snowman on my lunch break (note to self: get waterproof gloves) and frolic a little more.
On Friday night, the snow had stopped falling but was covering Music City in a sparkly blanket. Not many people were on the roads, so Alli and I took the opportunity to walk to Mafiaoza’s, a nearby restaurant, to meet some friends for a birthday dinner. It was quite a chilly walk! I came up with the brilliant idea to hitchhike, but we didn’t fully commit on the walk there.
Well, the walk home was another story! It was positively arctic, and we did not feel like trekking a mile through the snow and ice! We stuck our thumbs out as we walked and waited to see if any of the cars would stop to offer us a ride. Surely enough, a Jeep full of cute, young guys stopped to see if we needed help! We jumped in the Jeep and they kindly took us the remaining 3/4 mile home. (If you are my mother or grandmother reading this and freaking out that I hitchhiked…don’t freak out! It was a fun and unexpected adventure.) They actually invited us to go play pool with them at a bar down the street, but we were chilly and ready to be in bed.
Saturday was wonderful, with no place in particular to be and the snow still making our neighborhood look like a Thomas Kinkade painting. Alli and I walked to Frothy Monkey for coffee and FlipSide for brunch, where we ran into both a childhood friend of mine (who does not live in Nashville, mind you) and the Chrisley’s from my dad’s favorite tv show, Chrisley Knows Best.
We walked around Sevier Park, watching all the adorable sledders and even having a snowball fight with some strangers, before making our way back home for a lazy day of eating and watching tv.
All in all, I have absolutely loved the snowy wonder that has filled Nashville the last few days! It’s been a breath of fresh air not to drive anywhere, and to adopt a more relaxed pace. Perhaps it’s easy for me to say this because we got 8 inches of snow (versus 2 feet like some places a bit north of us), but what can I say? I picked the right city.