Bloggers Daniella Maney, ‘20 and Mark McPhillips, ‘20 embarked on a road trip this summer with their friend Samuel Piller, ‘20 before coming back to Conn. We will publish a series of posts about what they experienced along the way.... (Read Post 1)

I woke up a little achy from our on-the-grounded sleeping setup. I hadn’t slept that much because I was uncomfortable so I needed to take a nap on David’s bed to recharge. I am a notoriously great sleeper. I take many short naps at Conn when I have downtime. But I ended up falling asleep for a majority of the day and woke up around dinner time.

We asked David’s roommate for some restaurant recommendations and he suggested we go to a place called Party Fowl for some of Nashville's famous hot chicken. I had never heard of hot chicken before but I also know nothing about Nashville cuisine and was pretty hungry. We decided to give it a shot. Hot chicken is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, fried spicy chicken. Party Fowl offered different intensities of spices: southern fried, mild, medium, hot or poultrygeist. If I was better at handling spices I would have gone for the poultrygeist. We decided to order the mild seasoning and some beignets, an ode to our time in New Orleans. The food was a little below our expectations, especially the beignets. They were completely hollow, unlike the New Orleans beignets which are fluffy on the inside. We headed back to David’s apartment to relax a little bit but soon got hungry again so we decided to hit a cheaper place than Party Fowl called Cook Out. While we were out, Samuel’s mom called and explained that there had been a miscommunication between them. Both Samuel and his car needed to be back in Virginia a day earlier than we had planned for. We decided to get an early night's sleep so we could leave early in the morning to go back to Charlottesville, Virginia, Samuel’s hometown.