Wednesday, September 22, 2010

T-Minus 48 Hours...

Until we fly to Paris!!!

I'm beyond excited! John and I haven't been on a vacation just the two of us since our honeymoon! Definitely a long overdue trip, not that we don't love our family members we're usually vacationing with :)

For those of you concerned we might miss the Razorback game don't you worry, John found a bar that will be showing the Arkansas vs Alabama game in Paris! I think this definitely calls for a "you can take the boy out of Arkansas but you can't take the Arkansas out of the boy" reference!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

While I was in Little Rock I also took my mom and sister to the Memphis Zoo. It was really my attempt to make driving me to Memphis to the airport worthwhile :) It ended up being cheaper to fly into LR on my way down but fly out of Memphis on my way back and it made for a fun little trip for me and the fam.
And the occasional other creature :)
My sister had never been to the Memphis Zoo and it is definitely a nicer zoo than the one in Little Rock. They even had pandas, apparently only four zoos in the US have pandas!
It made for a really nice last day on my Arkansas visit, sometimes it's really hard for me to say goodbye to everyone and head back to NY. Going to the zoo was great because it took my mind off leaving and I got to spend a great day with my family! By the time I went to the airport I was so worn out that it made the goodbye a little easier.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Little Rock

My trip back home over Labor Day weekend to see Lauren and Austin was soooo much fun! Austin was adorable and it was fantastic to hang out with Lauren for the long weekend.
This was my little knitting project I was working on before I went down to LR, I'm really proud of the way it turned out :) The time that I wasn't hanging out with Lauren and Austin I was playing tourist, which I've decided is kind of fun since I don't live in Little Rock anymore :)I went downtown to eat at the Flying Burrito (best cheese dip ever!) and then wandered around for a little while. The riverfront park area has been renovated so much lately it doesn't even look like it did when I was a kid!One of the old railroad bridges has been turned into a pedestrian bridge so you can walk over to North Little Rock. Of course I drug my mom and sister all over on my touristy adventures too! That's the other fun part of not living in Little Rock anymore, everyone does what I want to do when I come in town :)

Don't get me wrong though, I would trade all the special treatment to move back home, I miss my friends and family!