When Calvin from The Monsoon Diaries and I first planned this road trip we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. He’s a New York City native through and through, and both of us were much more intrigued by seeing the rest of the world than exploring our own backyard, America.
Driving across the state of Tennessee today, reminded me of the crazy and at the same time, mesmerizing contradictions that this country represents.
We stopped at an outdoors shop off the interstate. Guns in every color of the rainbow and taxidermied carcasses from every creature of the animal kingdom seemed to line the store’s walls. We were definitely weren’t in NYC anymore.
Hunting trophies of the store owner and his daughter: hippos from Tanzania, mountain goats from the Himalayas, wildebeests… Yowza.
We found Tennessee Moonshine.
Hours later, we arrived in Nashville. It was a completely different world than the one we transversed for the last 6 hours.
Taking Nashville by night. Music and cowboy boots on Main Street.
We stopped by The Southern Steak & Oyster for some awesome experimental Southern grub. Homemade hot sauce and egg over bacon pasta.
On Broadway in Nashville
Jorge on Broadway