August 6, 2010

Miles Apart

I'm finally home and I missed this little blog. A lot has happened since I've been away, including an incredible shout-out from Shauna after I reviewed her new book here.

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.


  1. What delicious adventures you've had, friend! I love your pictures! I want to see your new haircut. I bet it is ohsopretty. :)

    Welcome back!

  2. Your sister? Is a recently graduated cosmetology GENIUS. Seriously, if you could see the highlights she gave me.... the girl has some amazing talent :)

  3. Yay, glad you're back! I love hearing about your adventures, and your photos are awesome!

  4. hey tara! It's been really, really good to hear from you again! So, you've been on the whirlwind tour huh? Well I for one am so glad you're back!