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Tennessee

I have a travel goal of exploring more of the US of A. Luckily for me I have a good friend that lives in Kentucky. I went to visit her and have now successfully visited my 17th and 18th state. They’re on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Hopskinville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee house an American Army base. Clarksville is home of “Air Assault.” (I’m still not exactly what that means and did not do a great job pronouncing it in my video. I’ll look it up later.) Anyway you will see plenty of soldiers and their families. The base is enormous.

We decided to go to Nashville for dinner and a show. Her husband took care of the kiddies. I was so excited to see what the city  had to offer. We had dinner at BB Kings. The live music was great! Everyone was dancing, relaxing and having a good time. The atmosphere was amazing. I could have stayed in there all night. Alas, we needed to wander the streets since my time in the city was limited. We headed to the famous (or infamous) Broadway.  It’s a strip choc full of neon lights, gift shops, watering holes, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops that sell boots, and great music.

Broadway on any given Saturday night is loud, crowded, bright, drunken, and a good time for a few minutes. After walking up and down Broadway a couple of times that night, I had seen enough. It was a little hectic. I was really enthralled by the music in the city though. It seemed every bar and restaurant we walked passed had great live music coming from it and I wanted to stop in. All in all, I definitely need more time in Nashville. I would like to visit during the day also. Though Broadway is really crowded and crazy, I would go back because the music is too good to stay away.

My list for the next trip is already ready:

  1. Eat good BBQ
  2. Buy a pair of cowboy boots
  3. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame

What am I leaving out?

Things Country Cousins Say

Living in Florida as a child you don’t notice the southern drawl or phrases unique to the south. As an adult, I’ve recently spent a significant amount of time in Florida and have repeatedly been asked, “Why you talk so proper?” Apparently compared to everyone here I do speak properly, lol.

I came to Florida to spend time with family and my Country Cousins keep me laughing, even when they are not telling jokes! I love them dearly but had to share some of their and other country folks’ sayings, words and phrases. If you said these things anywhere else but the south, no one would understand you, and from a Yankee like myself, you would get a prompt, “Excuse me?”

  • What it is?
  • I got ribs on my pants!
  • You don’t weigh but a buck 05 wet.
  • I like facet water.
  • What that book is you readin?
  • My doctor called the emergency wagon.
  • Come to church lookin real fine.
  • Who that is?
  • I cain’t talk loud cuz I’m in the li-berry!
  • He finna go hog wild!

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