Tuesday, January 29, 2013

afternoon in athens: the arch, a vegetable mural, and our favorite bull-dawg.

yesterday, Ryan and his brother took me to visit their alma mater, University of Georgia! (i know, i know. this is where all of my South Carolina friends are inwardly groaning). i was excited to see this campus for myself and to see where my husband spent his college years. and since i love rooting the bull-dawgs during the college football season, i wanted to see the stadium "between the hedges" for myself.

~  the obligatory alumni photo in between The Arch ~ 

 ~ you bet that momma found the nearest Starbucks on campus ~



 though i lived in a very big city during my college years, i went to a much smaller college (Moody Bible Institute in Chicago) in comparison to UGA. and since it was in the heart of Chicago, the campus was small and all the buildings were in close proximity to each other. (i praised the good Lord every day for this especially with the frigid, knife-cold wind we dealt with during the winter time. you wanted to get from point A to point B as fast as possible!) 

so to drive through a campus like UGA was kinda mind-blowing for me. everything was all spread out with buses driving students to and from classes. it was like it's own little city. i loved all the boutiques and restaurants that lined the streets as well as the fabulous, colorful murals painted on the sides of may buildings.  


the huge vegetable mural painted on the side of this one building was probably one of my faves because it was so colorful and massive - and just random! and i loved spotting some Beatles on the side of this diner. though we didn't have time to browse the boutiques or drop by any of the cool looking coffee shops, Ryan promised that we would be back soon to Athens so that we could come back to explore. totally looking forward to that!


*insert more inward groans from my South Carolina friends*

and wanna know my number ONE reason to visit UGA? 
to get a pic with Uga, the UGA mascot, of course!
SIC 'EM! 

much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}

11 comments:

  1. Athens is the coolest college town. You look so fab! Love your dress and sweater combo!
    Hope you and the husb are having a wonderful start together:)

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  2. I love seeing university campuses. It just reminds me of being a student (and sometimes wishing for that student lifestyle minus the not having money part). You look so great :) I'm sure married life is agreeing with you!

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  3. awesome! looks like a lot of fun!!

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  4. I LOVE Athens!! I've seen a little bit of UGA when I went there. I have a little special place in my heart for Georgia :)

    I know you're a Starbucks girl, but you should try going to Jittery Joes!! It's a great coffee place in Athens.

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  5. That Bulldog photo is so cute! :D

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  6. Oh, looks like you guys had a blast! It's so fun exploring some of the important areas in your significant other's past! Oh, and you looked cute while doing it too ;) That sweater is super adorable!

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  7. My husband went to Penn State in State College, PA and it still amazes me to this day that PSU is in itself a city and kids grew up within walking distance to such a large university. I love going to visit. It is one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever been to.

    And being that I am from the south, I quietly grown as well. I'm a Bama fan through and through:)

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  8. I live in a college town but it's not nearly as cool as this one!

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  9. love that you are exploring together!! soo happy you guys are finally together, friend!! :)
    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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