I don't really know where to start. Since the last time I wrote I have been in St. Louis, Raleigh, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Columbia, SC, Atlanta, Orlando and Tampa. Whew!
I packed my new handy-dandy camera thinking I would take more pictures than I could count, and yet I only really took pictures of our trip to St. Louis. Todd and I had a great time with his parents. It was a super quick trip, but we were able to take in a Cardinals game and I was finally able to experience "The Hill." I fell in love and can't wait to go back!
We visited some eclectic shops, I got my first bottle of olive oil from Di Gregorio's, we watched the Cards destroy the Pirates 11-1, and I met some of Todd's family for the first time. Great trip.
From there I flew to Raleigh to spend some much needed time with my mom, her husband and my sister. I don't get to see them nearly enough. My sister, the recently graduated cosmetology student, graciously cut my hair for free then stayed up late watching E! with me. I really wish she lived closer.
The rest of the week is a bit of a blur. I was on a radio promo trip with Dan from Jars of Clay and for the first time I experienced the "what town are we in?" syndrome artists are often talking about. I always thought it was funny to hear them say there were times they would get to a venue and not know which city they were in. That happened to me a couple of times. On Wednesday I was in Atlanta for breakfast, Orlando for lunch and Tampa for dinner. At one point while driving to Tampa I had completely forgotten that I had caught a plane that day and could have sworn I was still in Georgia. I blame it on the lack of sleep and crazy schedule. Regardless, I had a really good time and learned a lot about myself and the way I view community. I'm sure I'll have a blog post about my findings soon!
I missed you, little blog. It's good to be home.