Took tons of photos this time around, or well. Sorry. I took too many photos and I had to consolidate so excuse my four-squares. :DD
The now huge trees behind my parents house / Flowers in Mom's gardenM&D redid the pool / Texas BBQ @ Moonies
Really enjoyed springtime at my parents' house! It's been so long and I couldn't believe how tall some of the trees had gotten. And my parents redid the pool! Wish it had been warm enough to swim. And what would a trip home be without
Georgia Texas BBQ?
Lunch @ CPK / Crop topsBargain finds / Victoria's Secret bikini
Went to the mall for CPK and a bit of shopping with my mom. Gained a little weight over the past year and there was no way my bottom or my top was gonna fit in a Japanese swimsuit this summer. PINK line is still ♡
Perfect place for a wedding party / Lookit that Confederate flagFaux storefont in Madison Country / The Brickyard
I wanted to show my mom this park that my old roommate Kelly and I had found when we went to UGA. I kept thinking it was a lot closer to Athens than it actually was and mom and I ended up finding this...this well, I don't really know what it was. It almost looked like a faux storefront. I mean, it was real and everything but there wasn't anything in the "stores" and I don't remember seeing it when Kelly and I were skipping class. And by that I mean, going to the park.
Inside the covered bridge / Looking out from one of the windowsView from the hiking trail / Old Powerhouse Ruins
Watson Mill Bridge State Park is in Comer somewhere...Madison County I think? It's pretty far out there and it's the kind of area where everyone drives a pick-up truck and that Southern accent is nice and thick. Regardless it's super pretty around the bridge and if you walk about 5 minutes down the trail you'll find the ruins of an old powerhouse.
View from the top of the foundation / Through the side portalOld abandoned steel bridge / Completely overgrown
Transmet looks totally different! / Chicken panini & oven roasted potatoesA street downtown / Late afternoon
Being so close to Athens we stopped downtown for dinner at Transmet. They'd completely redone the interior! Chicken panini wasn't nearly as perfect as I remember but those potatoes are the most delicious. Also, dear Athens I am so sorry I couldn't capture your hipster quaintness. You were an awesome college town and I didn't appreciate you nearly enough.
Twisted Taco / Sam & DeaaaanAlmost Jersey-good pizza / Free cheesecake with Kelly Ann
Went to Twisted Taco with my parents and ended up with a waiter who looked just like Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time. He had a crazy swashbuckler tattoo and oh, apparently he's a metalcore vocalist. Wat. Also got to watch Supernatural on my parents' giant TV. Yes I loved it. Followed that day by Verra-Zanno pizza and some delicious oreo-laden desert masquerading as very mousse-like cheesecake. Imposter cheesecake and coffee were free that day. Kelly and I must have been super charming.
Stuffed french toast / Delicious spinach mushroom omeletIHOP how I've missed you ♡ / Fish tacos @ Bahama Breeze
IHOP brekkie with Momma and Bahama Breeze with four of my best high school friends. So good to see everyone. :3
Bought myself a Canon! / More bargain shoppingLast day home was super rainy / Sock monkey!
I've been wanting a "real camera" ever since my brother got one 5+ years ago and I finally, finally had the money to buy it. My last day at home was super rainy and ended on a very sad note--which I may or may not address later. Despite that I'm glad I decided to come home for Golden Week. Granted I'd just seen my family in December but it's 100% different compared to coming home in the dead of winter. Felt so nice to be back and honestly I really miss being stateside sometimes.
On a different note, this will probably be one of the last posts on this blog. I feel like I started this blog with a different goal and different interests and so many things in my life have changed since then. I still want to blog, and more regularly, so I feel the best decision for me is to start over fresh with a clean slate.
Hoping some of you will follow me to the new blog, too! ♡