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The weekend started with a little live music.

Chatham County Line to be exact.

Completely blown away, yet again.

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Then some adventuring around town with a good friend that was visiting for the weekend.

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Saturday started with a nice 6 mile hike.

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Girls day hike with Kelsey

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…and Rachel!  Rachel and I went to grad school together in Charlotte, NC and worked at the same architecture firm before I moved to Colorado.

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So about that 6 mile hike…

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It ended up turning into ELEVEN miles.

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I take full responsibility as the trip planner.  Never trust me with a map.  Or in the mountains.  Or in the mountains without a map.

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It was supposed to be a 6 mile out + back with a loop at the half way point.

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Well the loop was not part of the 6 miles. 

The loop + the out and back part + the part where we made a wrong turn, where there weren’t supposed to be any turns to take [!!!] = 11+ miles

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When we saw this view we knew something was wrong.  This was not the way we came in.

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Luckily, there was only 1 other way we could go.  So we were quickly back on the right path.

After 3.5 hours we reached the car.  Good thing we packed lunch!

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Sunday consisted of coffee with my friend Krista.  Fail on not actually getting a photo with Krista.

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A bike ride with the husband.

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Jelly legs between this ride + yesterday’s hike!

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And finallyyy getting our garden started.

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I bet you can’t guess what’s mixed with the soil!

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And the weekend ended with loaded twice baked potatoes.


Busy + tiring, but relaxing.  If that makes sense…

Can I put this weekend on repeat?

Thanks to all who entered the Love Grown Foods granola giveaway!  I was blown away by all the love you dished out this weekend.

The winners are:

  1. Grace - Showing some familia love by going to not one,but TWO weddings this weekend! My cousins( also sisters) are getting married a day apart. One party-filled weekend. :) I would love to win that granola - I haven't had any kind in months, and I've especially wanted to try this brand!
  2. Michal - I'm making homemade recipe cards for my friend. I'm also making thank you cards to several friends this weekend to thank them for celebrating my birthday with me recently! :-)
  3. Courtney - I am participating in a dragon boat race in Tuscaloosa with our crossfit group (which I just love)! Should be lots of fun :)

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