There are some times when life gets so busy, that you can tend to miss the people right under your nose. Or just a phone call away. Or right next to you in bed. And that is simply, life. But, if you let those times of missing go on for too long, you run into dangerous territory. Ignoring. Forgetting. Or in the worst case, losing.
I am a person that can be prone to silence. I like to process internally, thinking that at some point I'll share that process with people who need to know what i'm processing, but then I forget or move on to the next thing, or feel like I have already processed enough and it doesn't merit processing with anyone else. You following me?
I often experience moments of note, without speaking.
A lot of times, my processing will come out in other ways. Writing music. Writing this blog. Cleaning my kitchen. Organizing my desk. Running a mile farther than I thought I was going to run today.
Like right now, I am processing, but this room is really quiet. But this post is all part of my process.
Needless to say, when things get busy, and Burley and I don't see each other for days because our schedules don't line up (high five for my hard working full-time student, full-time bartender hottie), and there is no time for intentional conversation... We can start to miss each other BIG time. Missing in that we just want to see each other, and also we can find ourselves on completely different pages, missing each other altogether.
All that to say, when Burley told me that one of our most favorites bands was going to be in Chattanooga, TN this past weekend, we didn't skip a beat.
Pop the champagne. Get yo fancy outfit together. Use that vacation day and WE ARE HEADED TO TENNESSEE! Seriously... It all happened so fast that we forgot to coordinate a place for Macey to stay that night. Whoops. Sorry girl. And thank you, Jarred.
We spent approximately 45 hours in Chattanooga. We ate at 3 restaurants. We saw 1 incredible show. We walked approximately 1.5 miles. We saw 1 movie. We got rained on twice. I got 2 worth-it blisters from my hot date night shoes. We made out a lot and laughed even more. We saw 43 children "sledding" down a big hill on flat boxes. 1 of them was the cutest little chunkster in green spandex that I have ever seen (who also reminded me of me, which makes the whole situation kind of conceited, but it doesn't change the fact that she was the cutest thing I have ever seen).
All in all. We found each other once again. And it was really nice.
So, if you are not convinced that under 48 hour vacation isn't worth it... I say... Nay.
It's totally worth it, my friends.
OUR TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS IN CHAT TOWN:
I have no idea if these are the coolest places in Chattanooga, but they sure treated us right.
FOR BEER: Big River Grille & Brewing Co
FOR A GOOD MEAL: Easy Bistro & Bar
FOR MUSIC: Rhythm & Brews
FOR SLEEPING + OTHER ADULT ACTIVITIES: The Chattanoogan
FOR A MOVIE: Carmike Majestic