Oklahoma—Tornado Shelters and Trivia

Our mission to find a tiny road with which to enter the state of Oklahoma proved successful. Defying GPS orders to stay on Route 40, we veered off track and took Route 59 north that wound through a small patch of the Ozark National Forest and some tiny Arkansas towns. We knew we would have … Continue reading Oklahoma—Tornado Shelters and Trivia

Memphis Blues and Heavy History

We rolled into Memphis around dinner time to a hotel called The Exchange, which ended up being half apartment units and half “hotel rooms” (full service apartment-style). For $85 and a downtown location, we were surprised to see a full working kitchen complete with pots and pans and a separate living room area. I wish … Continue reading Memphis Blues and Heavy History

Nashville—Leaving my City Roots for Boots

The last time I was in Nashville was exactly 3 years ago, when we circled the country. I was a typical anti-everything country New Yorker who had no idea what I was walking into. The initial shock of hearing pants referred to as “britches” and swerving through a sea of cowboy boots and whiskey wore … Continue reading Nashville—Leaving my City Roots for Boots