Monday, October 23, 2017

Hangin' with Superman in Metropolis

Superman statue in Metropolis, IL. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
I love a good roadside attraction. (Remember the Pink Elephant?) So when my husband Chris and I headed south for a visit to Nashville this weekend, we had to stop in the city of Metropolis, IL, right before you enter Kentucky from Illinois.

The town bills itself as the "official home of Superman," and features a 15-foot statue of the caped wonder. The small town even has a large Superman celebration each summer. You can learn more about this supertown's "origin story" here.

"Superman Square" in Metropolis features the Superman statue as well as the Super Museum, a collection of everything related to the superhero. Although we didn't stop into the Super Museum, we still had time for some fun photo ops. 

I'll post more about Nashville later, but I couldn't resist posting these Superman photos now. Check it out!

Chris poses with the Superman statue. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
The Superman statue stands proudly next to the Metropolis city building. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Superman statue | Photo by Jessi LaRue

Jessi poses with the Superman statue. | Photo by Chris LaRue
The Super Museum in Metropolis, IL | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Chris ducks into a phone booth in Metropolis. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
The many faces of Superman are seen in this Metropolis mural. | Photo by Jessi LaRue
The Super Museum | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Jessi hanging out in Metropolis | Photo by Chris LaRue
The Super Museum | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Super selfie? | Photo by Jessi LaRue
Chris posing in Metropolis | Photo by Jessi LaRue

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Music City Bound

Photo by Jessi LaRue

In just a couple weeks, my husband and I will be road trippin' to Music City --- Nashville, TN. 

It's a trip I've been dreaming of for most of my life. (Check out this post I wrote back in 2011.)

It'll also be the first vacation my husband and I take together. (After almost eight years combined dating/marriage, how is this possible?!)

We're taking our honeymoon just two years late.

We've got a full agenda of visiting museums like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Johnny Cash Museum. We'll also be hitting up some fall-specific activities, and looking for murals and checking out the music scene, of course. Expect a LOT of photos on this blog.

It's been so exciting to have this trip -- really, a big goal --- to look forward to. This trip will be well-earned for both of us, and it will be nice to have fun and let loose a little bit. 

And as an avid music lover (particularly country music,) I can't wait to soak it all in. (And don't forget the food!)

Do you have any recommendations for visiting Nashville?