It’s almost time to say goodbye.
Wait, no. That sounded too morbid.
It’s almost time to leave Maryland. I have two full days left here and then it’s off to Colorado. Of course I’ll be back a week later, but with 90% of my stuff and my fiancé in Colorado, I’ll hardly consider myself a Maryland resident any more. My heart will already be there. Truthfully, it already is.
You would think that with only 2 full days left in Maryland I’d be starting to get stressed or nervous or have my graduation goggles on.
Truth is, I feel nothing but excitement. I’ve made the most of my time in the DMV area. I’ve seen the monuments in DC. I’ve been to the iconic battlefields in Maryland and Virginia.
I have yet to eat at Ben’s Chili Bowl though. I need to do that.
I’ve been to Ocean City and watched the sun rise on the beach; I’ve been to Antietam and so many other iconic battlefields; I’ve seen all of the monuments; I’ve been to museums from D.C. to Baltimore; skied the hills of Western Maryland; and I’ve hiked to the peak of the mountains-type things here (and got engaged there). I’ve seen the Capitals, Redskins and Orioles play (because those are the teams I grew up with and I don’t care that it doesn’t make sense that they’re not all from the same city.)
While I’ll miss the Blue Crabs and availability of Old Bay, I am extremely ready to see the rest of the country and take the time to explore a new state.
Speaking of exploring new states. Fiancé and I are hitting the road and going to explore Tennessee on our way to Colorado. So here it is:
Our Road Trip Bucket List: Things to Do On Our Way to Colorado
- Bluebird Café: We’ll be there on songwriter’s night. Finger’s crossed we’ll get there in time to get in, but after the USA game.
- Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame (sorry Adam)
- Visit the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Theater – (but there are no concerts when we’re there unfortunately)
- Spend the evening on Beale Street drinking and listening to the Blues
- Eat at Interstate Barbeque (on advice on from a friend – Thanks! We’re looking forward to it!)
- National Civil Rights Museum – Lorraine Motel
- The Peabody Hotel: where the ducks parade from the hotel to the lobby via elevator twice daily
- Memphis Rock & Soul Museum
- Eat at Jack Stack Barbeque
And there you have it. That’s our bucket list.
It’s not everything that I want to do in Tennessee. Actually, the list is missing a lot, but the moving company could arrive with our stuff as soon as Thursday (and as late as July 7…), so we get barely a day in each city, but we’re going to do our best to see as much as we can. We have the car ride to sleep!
More travel diaries to come…eventually!! (But you may get a post or two before!)
I would love to hear your input on our list. What should we do? Or what shouldn’t we do?