Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Travel :: Southeast Road Trip

I am lucky enough that I get to travel on a regular basis for my job. Last week took me on a 5 state road trip around the southeast. Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, back to Georgia.  Luckily I was traveling with a co-worker I can also call a friend.  While we didn't have much time to explore we did make the most of the short time we had in each city.

Driving across a causeway in Alabama. Beautiful day to be near the ocean! I fell in love with Auburn, AL and wish we had more time to take pictures there. It was perfectly cute and preppy and I plan on making a trip back ASAP. It's possible I may move there...

We then ventured to Tallahassee, FL where Kelly went to school at Florida State. So of course we had to hit up the college hot spots. I was called 21 and 20 by 2 separate people so I had a great time. 

Next stop... Jacksonville, FL. We got to our appointment a little early and decided the best thing to do was to take a picture in front of the festive lions. No one was around so two solo shots it was!

I fell in love with the windows and trees at Capitol and Poole Shop in Charlotte. I was too in love with everything inside the stores to remember to take pictures. Gorgeous beaded bags, over sized lion and elephant rings, beautiful kaftan's, I literally die for everything.

I then fell in love with this owl cuff and these booties at Chez Elle in Charlotte, NC.  Both of which were more in my price range and on my Christmas list as I type.

Next up was dinner in Chapel Hill at Top of the Hill. Our first actual dinner that wasn't from a bag, or a hotel fridge.  Fried pickles and jalapeƱos followed by fried shrimp gnocchi.  Hey I said it wasn't from a bag I didn't say it was going to be healthy. It was so amazing I may hop a flight to Chapel Hill just to eat here again. Notice the outfits... everywhere we went people commented on how bright we were. We were ready for a colorful preppy holiday!

Last but definitely not least was hitting up Bojangles on the way back to Atlanta from Raleigh.  I have heard about this for the last 2 years by a certain friend who swears it is the best thing ever. He was right... Luckily it's not near me otherwise I would literally weigh 250 pounds.

After spending a week in the southeast I immediately want to go back and spend more time exploring. I think I was a Southern Belle in another life...


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