It’s surprisingly simple to live in one place one’s entire life, and never venture into the wonderful unknown that is just next door. As a native Atlantan, I’ve spent most of my 34 years just a few hours from Nashville, Tennessee, but have never visited. Never really thought about it, honestly. Then a last-minute freelensing class took me straight through the Music City, and I finally saw what all the fuss was about. With fewer than 24 hours to experience my newfound neighbor, I tried to make the most of it: local beer, endless country music, and an adorable couple who gave up their weekend to be photographed in the rain.