Saturday, June 4, 2016

Escape Nashville and Burritos

Nashville has been very rainy lately and this morning was no exception. I can't complain about the rain too much, it's making my garden grow amazingly fast! However, the rain does make getting out not so fun and can limit activity options.

So, what's something to do in Nashville on a rainy day? How about Escape Nashville! I had heard about Escape Nashville from friends before and thought it sounded interesting, so when a friend from school suggested we go, I was pretty excited to give it a try. Although I had heard about the game, I didn't really know what to expect.

Jordan and I were meeting our friends, Rebecca and Katrina, who we had barely seen since we graduated. Rebecca has recently moved back to Nashville from Seattle and, honestly, we really had no reason to not see Katrina other than, you know, life and jobs and such. It was good to get us back together again like old times.

We arrived at Escape Nashville, checked in, and then were informed that we were going to be paired with three other players. None of us had ever done anything like this before and were excited, and maybe a little nervous too. This is the kind of game where you feel like your intelligence is going to be tested even though in reality it's more a game of teamwork than smarts.

The premise of the game is that you are given a scenario and locked in a room. You must solve the mystery and get out of the room (or series of rooms) within one hour to win. We were first taken to a small room, watched a few videos about rules and such and then left to solve the mystery. Suddenly, the race was on and we all started scouring the room for clues.

One of the fun things about this game is that as soon as the timer starts, whoever is in the room with you is no longer a stranger but becomes a member of the team. You're all working together towards a common goal. Once we were down to about 12 minutes, I really didn't think that we were going to make it but we ended up making it out with 6 minutes to spare! We're asked not to share details about the game so it won't be ruined for others, but I can say that it was a lot of fun and if you haven't tried Escape Nashville, you should.

By the time we left, the rain had stopped and the sun came out just long enough for us to have lunch on the patio at Baja Burrito. Baja Burrito has got to be my favorite burrito place in town. I love Chipotle, but I really love Baja. The taco salads are huge and the blackened salmon burrito is pretty on point as well. Pretty much anything you get will most likely be delicious and you'll get it at a good price.

Whether you're a Nashville native or an out-of-towner, I highly suggest giving these two Berry Hill jewels a try.


Sadie Sofia said...

We had a co-op class about codes and ciphers and the class did an escape room. My friends and brothers went (I wasn't in the class), but they had a great time. I think they had just a few minutes left too!

Lauren M. Croke said...

My family almost did an escape room while on vacation in Florida. I don't think my anxiety would allow me to enjoy being locked in a room for up to an hour hahaha, but it seems like a super cool experience!

Unknown said...

What a fun afternoon! I was in Nashville about a year ago and it was only for a few days. One of my favorite places was Frothy Monkey! I'd love to go back and spend a week there, exploring and seeing all the best places!

Have you ever thought about doing a blog post about your faith in Christ? Maybe with your favorite passages of the Bible? Or why you believe what you believe? I'd love to read that!