A vacation to your hometown is still a vacation, right?
I never thought I’d be so excited to go back to my small town, but spending my 24th Birthday/Memorial Day weekend back home in Pennsylvania was just what I needed.
I arrived last Thursday night, and stayed until Tuesday afternoon. Spending time with my friends and family made it a perfect vacation. I couldn’t ask for more!
On Friday, my birthday started with a chilly morning run. I did about a 5-mile loop on the old trails I used to train on. It wasn’t my best run ever, but it felt good to be back in my ‘hood.
Later, I enjoyed an awesome birthday dinner with my parents at one of our favorite local restaurants. I ordered a glass of sangria, and the Asian glazed ahi tuna steak with mashed potatoes and veggies. It was more than enough for two meals!
Our waitress was a friend of mine (small town, small world), and she was sweet enough to bring me a birthday dessert on the house! I ordered the pumpkin cake with ice cream… it was delicious, and the crust was on point.
No caption necessary. Love this 14-year old pup!! ❤
Best Friend Bonding
My best friends are probably the best part of being home. Ashley still lives in our hometown, so I can always see her when I travel back. Tiffany is in vet school in Arizona, so seeing her is a bit more rare. No matter what, the 3 of us can always pick up right where we left off.
I’m so happy the three of us could enjoy ice cream, breakfast, and hanging out in the form of a good old fashioned sleepover. ❤
Spirited Art with Mom
I’ve always wanted to do a wine/painting event. As part of our Mother’s Day/Birthday celebration, my Mom and I took a class together. Neither one of us is an ~artist~ but it was fun to let our creative sides out a little. Mine’s hanging in my apartment as we speak.
Memorial Day Cookout
All I asked for was burgers on the grill. I don’t own a grill in Texas, so a regular old cookout with burgers, hot dogs, veggie kebabs, corn on the cob, and watermelon was EXACTLY what I wanted (thanks, Mom & Dad)!
On Monday, I had some of my friends over by the pool. We ate, drank, and got a few good laughs at our high school yearbook. I can’t even express how nice it was to see everyone.
- What’s the #1 thing you look forward to when you go back home?
- Any fun summer vacations coming up?