Get your guitar and sweet-tea glass, we’re going to Nashville!
In August, JHubbs and I are mounting the 9-hour drive to visit Nashville for 4 nights and 5 days. In true FPU-style, we’re 100% cash flowing this: We’re staying in an AirBNB loft with a full kitchen (a little under $500) and we ordered a ton of Paleo To Go Meals to help us cook less on the road but still stay strict Autoimmune (about $300). We’ve budgeted another $200 cash for gas and incidentals, and we’ll probably try to have a few meals out if I can stick with my Facebook Autoimmune group’s recommendations, which are the following:
- This blog post from Grassfed Girl lists a few restaurants, including Turnip Truck (grocery store with a hot bar), ML Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, Fido Cafe, and Joe’s Naturals
- This blog post from Style Blueprint also lists a few, including Burger Up, Fido, and (Pub)Licity
- My Paleo Works apparently delivers your meals or you can pick them up at local Crossfit boxes
- And for buying meat and cooking, there’s a nearby Whole Foods and great stuff at the Porter Road Butcher.
Our goal is to check out Nashville and see if it’s a town we’d like to move to in the next year (which would be CRAZY!) to support JHubb’s musical ambitions. But the more we think about it, we’re concerned about the music lifestyle and what that would look like even if he was one-in-a-million successful. So, the trip is somewhere between “checking out a city to move to” and “vacation.” Another trick I like to do? Contact local Crossfit boxes and see if there’s anyone Paleo who’d like to hang out or meet up. We tried that in Cincinnati and didn’t get much response, but I may try again in Nashville and get a Paleo-view of the city.
I’m also excited about my workaholic challenge to take more time off — I have already given the notice that I’ll be unavailable the whole week and a half I’m away. We’re bringing computers so JHubbs can continue his work efforts and I can do some personal project work, but it will be otherwise deadline-free. It will be strange to be roaming free and not worried about money coming in or missing checks… it’s like a whole new life level has been unlocked, vide0-game style. Those aren’t laurels we plan to rest on, of course, but it’s hard not to notice the difference in travel now compared to even two years ago.