A Visit To The South

It’s hard not to love The South.

Especially in the fall.

I had a very rushed trip, which I regret in so many ways.

I was up at 4 a.m. on Friday (after going to bed at 1:15 a.m.).

I was booked nonstop every minute I was in North Carolina.

(Above photo taken by a drunk person who prefers to stay nameless?)

For one thing, there was a very important Beer Pong Game I had to win.

I’m a beer pong secret weapon.

I’m so terrible, no one expects me to sink a ball.

But hey, I made four shots so our team could come from behind and win!


(I held my right arm up high with my left hand so I could throw the ball with my right hand.  Trying to throw it with my left hand/arm was clearly never going to sink a shot.)

I might have jumped up and down with joy and screamed a lot every time I made a shot.

Did I mention I had the worst hangover of my entire life the next day?

I’m pretty sure my brain might have exploded.

I also had the opportunity to taste a bite or two of North Carolina BBQ, grits, biscuits, and fried green tomatoes while I was traveling.

(Not all at one sitting – and no, I’m still not a fan of grits.)

I returned to California last night.

Yes, I really did spend over 11 of the last 72 hours on a plane.

No, I haven’t slept well (or nearly enough) in at least a week.

I’ve vowed to spend more time whenever I next pay the Carolina’s a visit.

After all, there are so many things in The South I’ve yet to experience ….


10 Responses to “A Visit To The South”

    • Suzanne

      The sad thing is … I didn’t even drink that much.
      I’m such a lightweight with alcohol ….

  1. Jenny in MN now in AZ

    Please take a sleeping pill, get in bed and take a good long nap! Glad you had a good time!

  2. karen

    LOL… gotta love the South.. that sign!…

    And I would feel sooo washed out if I had done that flight plan.

    • Suzanne

      It wiped me out. I’ve never been the jet setting type.
      I needed a couple extra days back east, I think!
      I flipped out when I saw that sign … I was so excited! : )

  3. Jan's Sushi Bar

    I was wondering how far south you’d gone that the leaves were changing – not too terribly far, I see.

    And grits is one of the things I actually miss from “the old days.”

    • Suzanne

      I think grits are an acquired taste.

      The leaves were just beginning to turn.
      It will be breathtaking in another week or two!

  4. WebSavvyMom

    –>You were only three hours away from my house at the beach. I always get questioned when I order Unsweetened tea in North Carolina.
    “Unsweetened? As in NO SUGAR?”

    Yes, no sugar.

    Next time you have BBQ, be sure to lay on the vinegar based BBQ sauce, a splash of hot sauce and then put your cole slaw On the sandwich. It’s YUM.

    I love beer bong but not the hangover either.

    • Suzanne

      I would love to see the beaches in the Carolinas!
      I was treated to home cooked BBQ my first night there.
      It was served with cole slaw on the sandwich and it was SO good! : )


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