For four weeks, we swapped homes with Cora and Hans, a sweet and fun-loving couple from the Hague. We got to experience city life in the Netherlands (bikes, history, gin and very tall people), and they got to try on Southern living for a minute (heat, churches, music and hospitality). They wrote up a few thoughts about their time here in the States for me to post here. It’s always interesting to view your home through the eyes of an outsider. So take a look at what they saw.
Springtime in Nashville means allergies, thunderstorms, spiders, and, because we’ve all been cooped up for the winter, crowded downtown streets. Everyone wants to be out in the fresh air and sunshine, so doing anything even slightly touristy means fighting the crowds.
When Justin’s mom, Rhonda, came to visit, we wanted to play tourists in our own town and show her around a bit, checking out some sites she may not have seen on previous visits. Continue reading
The alarm goes off three hours earlier than usual. I slam my hand down on the phone to shut it off. Waking up is hard enough. Waking up at 5 am is the worst.
Can’t afford to go the beach? Turn up the heat and bring the beach to you, instead!