We are off to a good start on our epic road trip. Despite a late start on Saturday morning, we made it to Nashville in time for dinner at a BBQ restaurant with outdoor seating. After dinner, Rob and I took a quick drive around Nashville to see The Gulch and Honky Tonk Row. There was not much social distancing happening around Honky Tonk Row but most people seemed to have masks on. We were told that the bars in the area were closed, but that did not seem to be the case based on the crowds. Thus, we just drove by with our windows down to hear the music in the streets and that is about as much as we got out of Nashville. Clearly, we need to go back.
The next morning, we made our way to Kansas City, Missouri which is where my dad is from. En route, we made a pit stop to visit our first National Park, Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis. We ate a picnic in the shade of a tree, took the obligatory photos, then made our way to Kansas City which was an 8.5 hour drive from Nashville. That was our longest driving day until we head home, so it really is all downhill from here!