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November 2016

Running and Hot Chicken in Nashville

11-14 November 2016

sunny 55 °F

Veterans Day weekend was actually a four day weekend for me so we took the rolling turd to Two Rivers RV park for the weekend. We had stayed here before last February with hardly anyone else. This weekend it was PACKED full with Green Bay Packers Fans. Apparently they took over the city for the Titans game on Sunday. After checking in and getting in to our parking spot (thanks to our neighbor) we went to pick up our half marathon race packet and eat at our favorite Thai restaurant just down the street.
For the Nashville half marathon the start was down town so unfortunately we had the truck to find a parking space for. Many of the parking garages have too low of a clearance so we were stuck paying $30. The good side was that it was only a couple of blocks from the start. Curt was ready for the cold weather with his trash bag :) The route was pretty unremarkable other than the rude hill right at the finish. The medal was large and sparkly accompanied by pizza and beer along the water so they got bonus points for that. We did get to run around Nissan Stadium where the Titans play and get a photo across the river at the end.
After naps the next logical thing to do after running is to eat. I had heard from multiple sources that Hattie B's hot chicken was a Nashville institution requiring a long wait but worth it without question. Our hope was that around 2:30 in the afternoon the wait wouldn't be bad and it was about one hour from parking to eating. I'm not really a fan of fried chicken but this stuff lived up to its rumors. It's famous for hot stuff but I had "southern style" which is without any heat what so ever. The macaroni and cheese was just as amazing and the fries were also quite tasty. We ended up getting the scoop on Nashville from a local lawyer who ended up sitting at the same table.
The original idea fro the weekend was to see a Titans game but the tickets against green bay were over $200 each so we abandoned that idea and decided to see a Predators Hockey game instead. we took a gamble and showed up at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the game and were rewarded with tickets in one of the specially selected sections. They played the Anaheim Ducks and won 5-0. Our section got the blow up noise makers and free chick fil-A sandwiches! Then because they scored more than 4 goals we got a free Big Mac. ....And then a free Frosty because they scored within a certain window of the third period! So Fun!!!
Sunday felt like a lazy football day so we moved the TV outside to the side of the RV, pulled out the grill and enjoyed watching the game with the puppies. Sadly for all the Packers fans the Titans killed them! For dinner we picked up our free Big Macs and called it an early night.

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