Sunday, November 9, 2014


A few weeks ago, my dearest friend, Dawn, came over to spend the weekend with us.  It was one of two weekends Alex was off this Fall, but since I had to work on Saturday morning, we couldn't go out of town to do something fun.  Instead, Dawn's visit turned what would have been a boring weekend into a fun stay-cation!

Saturday afternoon, Dawn, Alex, myself, and two of Alex's coworkers loaded up and drove over to Vicksburg, Mississippi.  We dropped the boys off at the casino while the two of us girls went exploring.  On our adventures, we checked out the Coca-Cola Museum (I've now been to three of those - Monroe, Vicksburg, and Atlanta), wandered around the downtown area, and shopped at the nearby outlet mall.

The Coca-Cola Museum was pretty small (and way less exciting than Monroe or Atlanta), but their special edition bottles and root-beer floats definitely made it worth the trip.  We wandered into a cute little art gallery and ended up getting a personal tour of the newest exhibit; it was really neat unlike anything I've experienced before.  Shopping 'til we nearly dropped later that evening, I'd say my biggest score from the outlets was a $25 Coach wristlet that I ended up snagging - one for myself to use on my upcoming trip to Minnesota, and one for a Christmas gift.  I've never owned (or desired) anything from Coach before - Score!

To close out the evening, we retrieved the boys and grabbed dinner at a local favorite, Rusty's.  Yum-o.

The next day, Alex, Dawn, and I headed to the pumpkin patch in Start, LA.  (Fun Fact:  Tim McGraw is from there!)  We had a BLAST at Curry Farms, and I was definitely sore for the following few days.  There were a ton of fun activities, even for the "young at heart" like us.  The list included a corn box, water races, bounce pillow, two different types of hayrides, a corn maze, and much more!

Fall is one season that's generally at the bottom of my list, but gorgeous days like these and fun visits from friends tend to lighten the mood and make the season a little more exciting.  What have you been up to this Fall?


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