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person posing between horses sculptures.

motor city to music city

a person standing next to two horse sculptures.
sculptures by deborah butterfield in michigan

hailey hits the road from the motor city to music city and discovers the true meaning of honky tonk

destination: detroit, mi and nashville, tn

purpose of journey: mom’s cooking, family hang time, and an impromptu road trip.

never travel without: a journal and a disposable camera

favorite outfit you packed: vintage blazer, embroidered cotton blouse, and vintage valentino bag

how many pairs of shoes: two: platform boots and chuck taylors

what were you listening to: patsy cline, dolly parton, and every shade of bluegrass

favorite meal: hot chicken at prince’s--worth every fiery bite. another notable meal occurred after spending the night locked out of our airbnb. we crawled into roze cafe in east nashville for some truly life-reviving coffee and eggs.

highlight of the trip: road tripping through parts of america i’ve never been before. finally understanding the meaning of ‘honky tonk.’ the part of the johnny cash museum where they just play the ‘hurt’ music video on loop. what a town!

blooming cherry trees
nashville in full bloom

a pond in the middle of a park with a building in the background.
the parthenon, nashville style

building with columns, reproduction of the parthenon.
a full scale reproduction of the parthenon--accurate to the quarter inch and made of concrete

two pictures of a woman standing in front of pillars.
inside the parthenon

a statue in front of a building at night.
lights up on nashville's capitol building at night

two pictures: a building in red and white, and boots sculpture in red and yellow.
clean lines and vivid colors infused the architecture of the city--nashville

two pictures of a boots store, and a neon sign.
for your convenience: a boot shop by day and a honky tonk by night / the honky tonk lights of broadway-nashville

two people standing, having coffee in front of a sign.
coffee with my brother noah at his cafe in michigan

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