From Buckeye Nation to the Peach State

August 3, 2014
I spent part of my week in Ohio and got back to Georgia this weekend.  This past week I...

* Met my friend Jade and saw the movie Begin Again.  It was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.  I had no idea Keira Knightley could even sing, but she did her own vocals.  At first I was kind of mad at Jade because we were going to see the movie together but then I found out she saw it without me.  She still insisted that she would watch it again and didn't mind.  I kept telling her we could see something else because I didn't want her to be bored watching it a second time, but she finally persuaded me to go.  After watching the movie, I could see why she wanted to watch it twice--I would pay to go again, too.   When the movie was over, we went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant.  Jade gave me all the juicy gossip about what was going on at the movie theater where I used to work, and I asked her a million questions about her new boyfriend.  I still didn't get to see a picture of him because she doesn't have any of him and says he's not on any social media, but she did offer to draw me a picture of him, hahaha...I should have taken her up on it!


* Walked with my dad on the bike trail and had pizza with my parents.  I also went with my parents to see my younger brother's new apartment and the four of us went out to eat at a steakhouse.


* I met my friend Amanda for some appetizers and chicken wings, and then the two of us went to go see The Purge: Anarchy. That was her pick, not mine.  Truthfully, I didn't think I was going to like it at all because for some reason my sweet friend is obsessed with dark/scary/horror type movies.  I jumped a couple of times during the movie and it was so bad that Amanda noticed and laughed at me, but surprisingly I liked the movie.  It was suspenseful and held my interest.

* Got my hair done.  


* Had a lunch date with Everett and my OSU friends Scott and Allyson at the Olive Garden.  Gotta love their soup, salad, and bread stick deal!  We talked about the program we completed, our trip to South Africa, education, and our future travel plans. 


* Went to Bingo with my friend Dre.


* Headed back to Georgia from Ohio and Stopped at Tallulah Gorge State Park on the way.  It was nice to get up and walk around a lot after being in the car for a long time, although I'm not going to lie, there were a lot of steps and my legs are sore.  We saw some gorgeous scenery including three waterfalls.  We only had about an hour and a half to spend there, so we were kind of rushed. Hopefully we'll be able to get back there one day and do some hiking, swimming, and picnicking.




* Walked around Savannah, which has become one of my favorite pastimes.  Every time I walk around downtown, I'm just instantly in a good mood.  Everett and I went into a used bookstore that was really neat.  Inside there were original copies of the first edition of Gone With the Wind, my favorite book! Too bad they were hundreds of dollars, but maybe someday... We also went into other stores and browsed around, but neither one of us ended up buying anything.  Since it was Sunday, a lot of the shops were closed, but we peered in the windows to see if we would ever like to go back and check them out.  We finally got to go to Leopold's Ice Cream, which is THE place to have ice cream in Savannah.  When we've walked by in the past, there were long lines out the door, but luckily when we went on Sunday evening there wasn't a long wait at all.  I tried the Honey and Almond Cream flavor and it exceeded my expectations, and since we walked about four miles today, I didn't feel too bad about it.




A picture from our walk
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22 comments on "From Buckeye Nation to the Peach State"
  1. What a great week!! Your hair looks beautiful and the views at the state park are awesome! Yay for good weeks! :)

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    1. Yes, I never even know those falls existed until my friend from Georgia suggested that we go. I have a lot to learn about my new state.

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  2. That water fall looks beautiful and so does your hair :)

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    1. Awww, thanks! The waterfalls were so pretty--I'd love to re-visit this autumn!!

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  3. Your hair looks great! Sounds like you had a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Lora! I did have a good week, but it's even better to be back in GA. :)

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  4. Tallulah Gorge looks beautiful!

    I'm glad you got so many visits in at home.

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    1. It was! I want to go back in the fall and explore it more. It was nice to visit with all those people, but I didn't get a chance to meet up with any of my Columbus or Cleveland friends.

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  5. Love the new do! It looks great! Glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks "ok, I worked out, so that means I can have ice cream!" But vacation calories never count anyway!

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    1. Just like those birthday calories don't count, either! ;)

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  6. Love the Tallulah Gorge. And you just left the buckeye state, I just arrived here.

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  7. Lots of scenic walking, and a little bit of ice cream definitely equal each other out! Looks like you had a great week and your hair looks gorgeous!

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    1. My legs are seriously so sore, but I guess that means I'm building muscle?? I hope so, anyway. :)

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  8. ooh i want to see begin again!! looks so good. I love keira though :) your hair looks gorgeous!

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    1. I just looooved it. I really liked her character as well as her acting and singing in the film.

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  9. I might have to see both of The Purge movies. I wasn't really sure I wanted to because I don't love scary movies but people have been saying good things about the 2nd one.

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    1. It wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be, which is probably why it was better than I thought it would be, ha!

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  10. What a great week you had. Your hair looks great too :)

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    1. I had a good time for sure. I wish my hair could always look like how it looks after a visit to the salon!!

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  11. Your hair does look nice lb. see i told you the purge wouldnt be scary :)

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    1. Thanks, Amanda...and I can't believe that I liked it!!!!!

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