I've been on vacation plenty of times in my life so far, but none like this past weekends trip.
I'm 25 years old and I've lived an extremely sheltered life. I guess you would say cautious lifestyle due to having Cuban parents you love me way too much, being an ole child and a girl at that.
I've gone on trips with friends before, I can't say I haven't, but those were college trips. I never needed to ask for permission since I lived on my own and my parents were away 7 hours. Now, the tables have turned a tad and they visit more often than not. So, I feel like I constantly am in their shadow and my 15 year old self and mentality has come back where I'm afraid of them saying "no" to my idea of a trip without them. I quickly had to tell myself, remind myself, really that I'm 25 not 15.
Obviously I went on the trip.
We had a trip planned to go to Nashville, stay the day and go to Pigeon Forge | Knoxville for the Tennessee vs. Alabama game.
It was a pure blast.
I couldn't have thought of a better trip, with even better company.
Nashville was on elf my favorite parts of the trip. Anytime I get to go to my favorite city I love. But this time I randomly ran into a sorority sister from Ole Miss whom I adore and haven't seen in forever. That literally was the highlight of my trip. Getting to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg I was reminded of my childhood, going there every year to see the leaves change. This year was a little different since there wasn't much action in the changing of the leaves (thanks a lot global warming), but it was still beautiful nonetheless.
In Gatlingburg we went to the main strip where they have all the shops and distilleries of whiskey and moonshine... oh my goodness, can I just say I regret that design to go to a moonshine and whiskey tasting.
Overall it was one of the funnest, most relaxing weekends I think I've ever had and that surely means a lot. It was truly something spectacularly special.