Our team pulled into Nashville late last night after nearly seventeen hours in the car—we have caffeine and upbeat playlists to thank for getting us through. We were tempted to rest for the night in Knoxville, but were determined to make it here to have an entire day free. After a good night of sleep, we had one thing on our mind: a good breakfast.
Luckily, the gas station that we pulled off at this afternoon was right next to a Dairy Queen. A Dilly Bar and soft-serve cone made the perfect afternoon snacks.
You know those funny billboards off the side of the highway boasting sights as being the largest, biggest and best in the country? They tend to be in the middle of nowhere, with no other attractions in sight. Normally, we’d avoid such things, but our Ford Escape had pulled ahead of our bus a bit and we needed to pull off to let Phineas catch up with us. Our stop of choice? The Shenandoah Caverns in Virginia—the only caverns that can boast having an elevator.
After a fantastic stay in Washington D.C., we’re now taking off for Nashville! We’re taking off early tomorrow morning and hope to see a few sights along the way. We’ll be keeping you updated as we go and will have our Nashville itinerary for you soon! Photo by Collin Hughes
We went out for another drive this afternoon in our Ford Escape and took a quick detour to get a closer look at the Washington Monument. It reflected perfectly on our back windshield, right through our Winston frames. Photo by Collin Hughes
Beautiful blue skies and the Smithsonian—perfectly picturesque during our afternoon walk.
Every exhibit at the Air and Space Museum left us feeling very small (and slightly ill from flashbacks to Middle School field trips), but we really enjoyed it. The open, glass-walled alone was awe-inspiring.
An unintentional stop on our walk home from the Newseum.
We had heard from a few people that the Newseum was a sight in D.C. not to miss, so we knew we had to squeeze in a visit right after Thanksgiving. We made it just an hour before closing time—our visit was a bit rushed, but the views of the monuments at sunset couldn’t be beat.
If you haven’t picked up on it yet, our team loves to find new places to eat and drink in each city, to the extent that we have an entire section of our individual city spreadsheets titled “food and drink.” When we discovered Cause Bar, it quickly moved to the top of our list of places to visit. It’s described as a “philanthropub,” a bar that donates 100% of their profits to four different organizations—it sounded right up our alley. We ventured over in our Ford Escape to meet their team.