So what I’ve been up to is exactly that… checking out live music and traveling. I want to take you along on my adventures and what I learn from them to hopefully inspire you to get out there and find your own adventures. I’m going to do this in a series because I’ve been up to A LOT (if you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen me posting along the way).
First off, back in April I did both at the same time by going to one of my favorite places… NASHVILLE. Traveling to a place with live music literally everywhere. I went with my good gal pal and to be honest we had one of the worst travel experiences anyone in the history of the world has maybe ever experienced. What was supposed to be a quick getaway via a 1.5 flight arriving in Nashville at 8:30am ended up becoming an approximately 18 hour travel day.
Yah. You heard that right. EIGHTEEN HOURS. You can drive to Nashville and back from Chicago in that time.
Documented live via our angry Twitter ranting, my friend and I had our flight cancelled due to storms somewhere in between Chicago and Nash. In a desperate attempt to get the show on the road, we accepted a later flight to Dallas that would then get us to Nash by about 5pm at night. Sucked, but what else were we gonna do? Our flight to Dallas was delayed, but somewhere in the interim one flight to Nashville got through containing our luggage which we had been forced to check despite trying to carry on. Naturally.
Maybe the universe is trying to tell us something? Nahhh. Let’s figure out our next plan.
We tried a flight going out of another airline that inevitably got cancelled for the same reason. So OK, maaayybe we weren’t meant to go to Nashville today? Mayhaps the Universe was really trying to tell us something. Maybe we should go to Memphis instead? OR what if we get as close as possible to Nashville and then DRIVE the rest of the way?? Ok, yes. Let’s FLY to Memphis and rent a car. Cool.
Well then that flight gets delayed due to electrical issues. ::Audible sigh:: Eventually, we board our flight to Memphis. It goes a little something like this…
*Gets on flight to Memphis*
*Wakes up in Birmingham, Alabama*
Wait.. where in the F are we??? MORE STORMS. Our flight landed in Birmingham because we were running out of fuel and then the lovely pilots announced that they were done for the evening. How nice for them. You can’t make this $h!t up, y’all.
So Plan L or whatever the heck plan we’re on now.. rent a car in Birmingham. Drive to Nash. We are frickin’ Thelma & Louise at this point. Planes, Trains & Automobiles up in here.
But WE DID IT! Arrived in Nash at roughly 2am. Seething that we lost an ENTIRE day of a 2.5 day trip. Still muttering to ourselves, “But what does it all meannnn??”