That time we drove to North Carolina and back in less than 48 hours


Hey y’all! I hope you’re having a good Sunday! This weekend has been jam packed with moving stuff for Andrew and I, so today will consist of studying my little heart out.  But at least I’ll have my hubby sitting across from me…also studying.  We’re such party animals…I can’t stand it!

He’s so happy to be here…

Since Friday was my AWS day, and also the day we could pick up the keys to our new apartment, we decided to make the drive to North Carolina.  But first, we met my Mom and Dad for breakfast at Miss Shirley’s.  They have the best pancakes ever (please see Andrew’s choice below) and their omelets are also really good (what Mom and I got).  I got the veggie omelet, except I had them make it with real eggs (instead of egg whites) and added avocado.  It was gooooood.

Andrew got the pancake special. I can’t remember everything that was on it, but it was crazy good.


Mom got the Maryland Omelet….also awesome

That definitely fueled us for our long drive to NC.  We made a pit shop for gas and lunch eventually, but made it to Chapel Hill by the time the leasing office opened at 4:30pm.

Home Sweet Home. Go Tarheels!

After we got our keys and our paperwork, we decided we needed to eat again and found Town Hall Burger and Beer.  I got California Burger with sweet potato fries and a Blue Moon.  I was in heaven.  I think we will be going again once we make the move to Carrboro.

Greasy goodness, complete with sweet potato waffle fries (what?!)

The rest of the evening was spent cleaning the apartment and going to bed at a decent hour.  We slept on Saturday in since the leasing office didn’t open again until 10:00am, turned in paperwork, then headed to Weaver Street Market.  This was a suggestion by the ladies at the leasing office…they said it had the best coffee so I was sold.  I forgot to take a picture of my iced mocha when the cup was full, so here’s the empty cup (but I promise you, it was amazing!).

The empty cup that contained the best iced mocha I’ve ever had.

Once we were in the car for a few hours, we decided we wanted a milkshake from Cookout.  I was dreaming of the peanut butter fudge milkshake I had the last time I was there, and since my eating habits had been poor this entire weekend, I thought I might as well throw in some French fries and onion rings too.  I will hopefully get back on track tomorrow and get back to my usual diet with balanced meals.

Greasy goodness, part II

It was an exhausting (and artery clogging) 48 hour journey, and we made it back in time to throw our stuff inside and head back out to get grocery shopping done.  Andrew and I are both extremely grateful for today to relax and not have any plans.  I head back to work tomorrow for a four day work week, but it’s a jam packed week full of dinners out with family, so it should be great time.


What did you do this weekend?

Any plans for the July 4th weekend?













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