By Amy Bennett | January 30, 2018
I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life. I’m used to unpredictable weather and snowy winters, but this year, it’s just been icy and downright cold. On January 2nd, Indianapolis reached -12 degrees—that was colder than Alaska, Iceland, Montreal and, yes people, Indy was even colder than the North Pole! It was horrible getting in to work this morning with freezing rain coming down. There were something like 42 wrecks on I-465 alone. As I’m looking out my window, more sleet is coming down. Jeez.
By now, many Hoosiers have cabin fever. Thoughts of a March spring break trip are beginning to enter our minds, right? Just the thought of walking along a hot sandy beach with a mild 80 degree breeze sounds heavenly. If you’re lucky enough to be seriously planning a week away to someplace warm, I’m jealous. No work. No dishes to do. No house to clean. No alarm clocks. Sunshine. The ocean. How about fresh seafood and a cocktail with an umbrella? Come on! Nothing better. Liz, in my office, is planning a trip to Hawaii. I hate her.
Sadly, a week-long tropical vacation is not happening for me this year. If you’re like me, no money or no vacation time, maybe you can consider a long weekend trip. For many folks in Indy, that means heading north to Chicago. There are great theaters, museums, shopping, and of course, great food. But Chicago in March? No thank you! I lived there for 12 years. That wind along Lake Shore Drive in March can be brutal.
My new “go to” city for a long weekend is Nashville, Tennessee. I hadn’t been to Nashville until a couple of years ago when Marian began a 2nd degree accelerated nursing program there. The more I go, the more I love the city, and here are some of the reasons why:
I get it. Going to Key West in March will give you tan lines, but you will have plenty of fun if you go to Nashville, I promise. I’m going on February 7th. Okay... It’s a work trip, but I will still manage to have at least one bushwacker.
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