Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekend Update: 101 in 1001 Style

This was supposed to be posted last night. Then a storm came and knocked out my power. So here we are. Another Tuesday Weekend Update. Because I can.
This weekend was insanely awesome and strange and cool and everything I needed it to be. Obviously Saturday was the big ole Valentine's Day, which consisted of me and Meags baking cookies, going to see 50 Shades of Grey (review coming soon), stuffing our faces at our favorite restaurant then going out for about 10 seconds. 

And it was awesome. 

Then I woke up Sunday morning and getting out of bed just wasn't happening. But I eventually forced myself to leave the house and get a bagel. Then things got a little wild. One of my friends texted me asking if I wanted to go to Tullulah Falls. And I said "HECK YES! SPONTANEOUS ROAD TRIP!"

So. Alex and I hopped in the car and took off to Tullulah Falls. Neither of us had been, so it was an awesome to get to experience something new with someone. I feel like that rarely happens anymore. And I absolutely loved every second of it. We hiked up giant flights of stairs and saw some amazing waterfalls and some of the most amazing scenery I've ever witnessed.

Then we were all like: "You know what would be fun? Let's go to the point where North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia all meet and take a picture in three places at once!" So once again, we hopped in the car and took off up the Blue Ridge Mountain roads. Then we decided that it would take too long and be too dark. So we settled for being in two places at once and standing on the line between NC and Georgia.

Then we had to turn around. And in the process, we discovered the most amazing little mountain city on earth. And the cutest little pub. And OMG everything was just perfect. By the end of the day, I ended up tackling a ton of things on my 101 in 1001 list. 

So it seemed the appropriate time for a quick update in that area.
Here's where we're at:

No. 2: Visit at least 20 states
I added North Carolina to the list this weekend. And later this week I'm traveling to Ohio! So I'll be at six states! Making moves here.

No. 3: Get my first career job
Well I'm technically "interning" but I'm getting paid. So it's a job as far as I'm concerned. And it's in a job in my career field. So it counts. Boom.

No. 16: Try 50 new restaurants
I've knocked a ton off of this list lately. I'm at 38 right now. So close!

No. 51: Graduate college
Nailed it.

No. 56: Be in two places at once and photograph it
This was Sunday's adventure. And it was so worth the trip.

No. 71: Do a wine tasting
This is happening tomorrow! At The Pine. My favorite place in Athens, ever.

No. 80: Get into grad school
Knocked this one off the list last Friday! I'm still waiting to finish interviews with my other two schools. Then it will be decision time I guess! Eep!

No. 87: See 20 movies in a theater
I'm at nine now after seeing 50 Shades. Almost halfway.

No. 95: Go on a spontaneous day trip
Once again. Sunday's fun. I loved every second of it.

No. 100: Find the perfect dress for college graduation
Lilly. Obviously.

This was a longgggg post. So God bless y'all that stuck with me.

Happy Tuesday! Stay safe out there!

xoxo, jgp


  1. I love this post! So spontaneous!! Also, the rock bench you're sitting on at Tallulah is where my now husband proposed to me!! Great spot! ;-)