Catching Up

I’ve been traveling since I landed in Los Angeles May 20.


I loved exploring LA’s neighborhoods. It felt like 1000 cities jammed into one.


I joined my friend Rachel up the coast for a wedding near San Luis Obispo. We took some time to go to a local beach before I caught a Greyhound to San Francisco.


My friends Adam & Amelia Greenhall moved to the Mission District earlier this year. In addition to exploring the graffiti alleys of their neighborhood, I took a couple bike rides throughout the city, including a ride up to the Golden Gate Bridge and down the winding Lombard St.


 I next flew to Houston, where I reunited with my best friends from Vanderbilt for Andy’s wedding. I had some time to explore Houston’s museum district and downtown, an eye-opening experience for an urban planner.


Knoxville came next. I welcomed the Blue Plate Special, Market Square, Preservation Pub, and Tomato Head back into my life before zipping down to Atlanta and Chattanooga to visit my friends Erin and Kit.


Back in Knoxville, I joined my parents on a canoe trip down the Clinch River and spoke to the Rotary Club of Knoxville. Bonnaroo was next, and now I’m enjoying Nashville. More on that later.