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Hey y’all! Today I am starting a new series that I am super excited about! It’s going to be all about exploring my city: Nashville, Tennessee. My husband and I love to travel and we have gone to several different cities over our short marriage, but there is just something about getting out and finding new and fun things to do in your very own town. Hopefully, by sharing a few of our fun days and nights out, I can encourage you to explore wherever you may be in the world, or even better, maybe it will encourage you to take a trip to Nashville!
I am starting this blog series off by telling you about the plans we had one beautiful August day to celebrate my 29th birthday. They all take place in the magical land of East Nashville.
But first, coffee!
The day started at a trendy little coffee shop, called Bongo East, which is part of the local roasting company Bongo Java. I had a Chai Latte and their PBG Wrap (it’s the delicious combination of peanut butter, banana, and granola all wrapped in a tortilla).
Coffee at Bongo East
The next thing on our agenda was a surprise to me. You see, this was my birthday weekend and my husband, Justin, had signed me up for something and I had no clue what it was. I soon found out that my mystery plans were going to take place in the big, open, grassy area next door to Bongo East.
When you hear Goat Yoga, what do you think? Yep. It’s humans doing yoga as goats jump on them and nibble at their hair. No joke. I know I may sound crazy right now, but it was really a lot of fun. Trust me, when I say that I am not very experienced in yoga. YouTube has been my main instructor and I have taken a class at the gym a time or two, but I am very much a beginner.
That doesn’t seem to matter when goats are involved. The class was fairly large and we were spread out in two long rows. It was a mix of different levels of expertise, but when a goat comes to kiss your face (or eat your nose?) even the most experienced yogi will crumble in laughter. I dare you to try holding a plank position while a goat stands on your back and eats a strand of your hair.
More Goat Yoga
The event was held by a company called Shenanigoats Yoga and they have some of the cutest, cuddly goats you have ever seen. They don’t have a website, but you should check out their Facebook page to see more photos.
Yes, that goat is eating my hair.
Soda Shop Stop
After Goat Yoga, we took a short walk around East Nashville and we found ourselves at The Soda Parlor. I was still full from breakfast, but needed something refreshing to drink. This place was well worth the stop! I had the Orange Dream Soda that was listed as “On Tap” and Justin tried the Cream Soda. Both were delicious and really hit the spot. I just wanted to sit and chill for awhile, but the next time I go I will definitely take advantage of their free, vintage arcade games. Pac-Man for the win, y’all!
The Soda Parlor in Nashville, TN
So that sums up our day out in Nashville. We tried two new restaurants and I tried a new activity that was unique and fun.
Do you ever explore your own city? Have you found anything exciting that you never knew existed? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time.