Over the Thanksgiving weekend we had house guests. Katie’s mom & one of her brothers came to hang out for a few days. It was great to meet her mom & get to know some of her family a little better. I had a wonderful time with them. Living in a city that’s a big tourist attraction, we always feel compelled to hit some hotspots with our visitors. I love it, because it kind of forces me to enjoy my town. Every city has landmarks or great restaurants that its residents take for granted. Don’t do that! Pick one weekend a month to do something “touristy.” Take advantage of the cool spots, museums, restaurants, etc. in your city. Go local & support small businesses. Sure, I love sofa-surfing & ordering in, but it’s always a pleasant surprise to get out & discover the best parts of Nashville.