running on adrenaline, coffee, pizza and wine 

After changing in the car on our way to Chicago we finally arrived into one of my favorite cities! Met up with Tawny, Natalie’s BFF, who I hadn’t seen since the great days of Western Texas College. Tawny and her fun new Chicago friends waited for us at the restaurant until 10. We were ready for a little night out in our cute little outfits, but by the time we downed our Chicago deep dish pizza our old lazy butts were exhausted! Since we hadn’t calculated in the time difference we didn’t get to our hotel until 3am! And props to Natalie for booking the hotel! Super fancy! We drove up to the Notre Dame Campus and are staying at the varsity hotel or something. Full of Notre dame football memorabilia. Man I wish I had brought an alabama shirt. Can you imagine the tears that have been shed in this hotel? 😉 

This morning after a short 4 hours of rest we jumped up to head to our first show in Waterloo, Indiana. Cute tiny little town. We played our 2 shows and headed back to our fancy hotel. On our way back we saw Amish people again! I’m so interested in their lifestyle. Natalie thinks I act like I’m at the zoo, trying to take pictures while they plow their fields with horses strung in front of their buggies. I just can’t help it! It’s so strange to me that people live like that in this day and age. 

Of course we had to stop at a little touristy amish gift shop and get some dessert. After all we had just done 2 shows! We’d burned plenty of calories right? Still, since its national running day, I wanted to go for a run on the Notre Dame Campus. I dragged poor Natalie along in my crazy fitness obsession. We ran 2,5 miles on campus and were amazed! What a beautiful college! So well kept and they literally have everything! Even a running trail by the water! 

After our run we walked around on campus and decided to do some yoga.

We were so proud of our handstands! After a few pictures we met some Kenyans who were runners too! I’m sure they were about my level.. You know 8 minute miles? 😉 

Yeah we did get some strange looks in case you’re wondering. Do we care? No, at least we’re not crazy enough to spend 47000 per semester! OMG! Our wtc degrees will do just fine! 

But what a beautiful area this is! Everything so well kept. After eating our left over pizza and some much needed red wine we’re gonna jump into bed and get ready for some more crazy fun at the libraries tomorrow. So thankful I got to go on this little tour. Natalie really works so hard to get these shows going , and it’s good to see the  smiles on the little kids faces as she works her magic. 


Gypsy Summer

Yesterday I woke up in Plano, Texas, went to bed at home in Cullman, Alabama, drove to Nashville in the morning and  am now on the way to chicago! 

2 weeks ago I was super excited to get to stay at my best friends house and hang out for 2 weeks while I worked for Cadillac at the golf tournaments. 

Pretty fancy huh? 😉 the days were long and busy, but it was fun! Got to meet some great new people. Now time to let the blisters on my feet heal. 

So glad I got to spend some time with my best friends in the whole world. Of course me and steph had to practice our newly found love for yoga together and forced Lauren to as well. 

These pictures were our best effort. Some of the other ideas we carefully planned out from pinterest were a complete disaster! It’s crazy how we can just be in the same room and have the best time. We won’t see each other for months but it’s always like nothing changed when the 3 of us are together. 

After a dreaded 10 hour drive home I got to see my favorite person in the world and my puppies. As much as I love to travel, I really hate to be away from Charlie. I always get homesick. But I can’t complain with the jobs I get to do. 

So this morning, I went straight to Nashville and me and Natalie headed out to Chicago!! One of my favorite cities ever!! Me and mom went there when I was 16 and I still think about that trip often.

A little week with the sockrockerz! Gonna be fun! Stay posted for the stories!