So now I shall show you a bit of what that amazing trip I just described was like :)
While I had 4 hours to kill at the Atlanta airport, I started by grabbing a quick breakfast since I had been up since 4am and hadn't had anything but coffee and a banana. I got this fruit and yogurt parfait with granola. Low fat vanilla yogurt, it was pretty good actually.
The two people I was traveling with wanted to get lunch a while later since we had plenty of time. We went to a new restaurant at the ATL airport called the Atlanta Braves bar & grill...I knew there wouldn't be much for me, but I got a grilled chicken and lettuce wrap and fresh fruit. AND I tried honey dew melon for the first time, while the airport might not be the best place to try a new food, it was actually pretty good, I would eat it again.
Here is my room. Small, a little old seeming, but the bed was comfy, and since I spent only about 7 hours total in this room it was good enough.
OH look what I found! Why yes I will make a wish :)
Can you see the little things floating away? I won't tell you what I wished for but I will tell you if it comes true.
While walking around campus I realized this was the first time in like 7 months my bare feet had been outside, heeey pale skin!
Flowering tree, smelled heavenly
Flowers were blooming everywhere here, it really puts perspective on WHY in the HECK people stay in MN when you could live somewhere like this.
Here is the main building and the big green patch of grass.
Front of our guest house building
Lewis and Clark statue
My fancy dinner at a fancy restaurant called C&O, I got steak chinoise, I know it was not the healthiest of choices but of the things I was comfortable eating off the menu...there wasn't much left. By the time we ate dinner that night it was like 8:30, I was so hungry, I didn't eat any of the appetizers (because they were all so weird) I didn't get anything to drink besides water and I didn't order dessert like everyone else did, so I'd say I made some good choices here...but really I just wanted to go to sleep.
I got the bf some sea salt caramels, a favorite of his.
We were stuck sitting at the Charlottesville airport for 3.5 hours, the smallest airport I have ever seen, but how adorable they had rocking chairs in the lounge areas, so cute and southern.
I finally got back home after 11pm on Wednesday, the bf stayed up to greet me, had some food warmed in the oven and was simply amazing because he personally knows how hard traveling is, I don't know how he could do this on a regular basis, I am too much of a home body to like that very often. I like my house, my dogs, my routine and then once in a while seeing different parts of the world.
I have so many blogs I want to catch up on, I feel like I have been gone forever and really it has been a few days, ah well it's time for the weekend.
Hope everyone had a great week and is planning fun for the weekend!