Marching Around

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Long time no post. Life has been moving quickly and hectically lately. In March, I had 3 business trips and one fun trip. (Peoria, IL, Tulsa, OK, Portland, Maine, and Little Rock, Arkansas) Most people in my role travel constantly, but I hardly traveled at all in the first 6 months, so it's taking me a bit to adjust to the life of a nomad. For those of you who follow my blog so religiously you remember my post here where I talked about my 50 State Goal(and getting stranded in Detroit)...so, that's right, Oklahoma and Maine add 2 more! I'm at 35 - when I originally posted the goal - on 3/16/11, I had 28. So 7 more in a little over a year. Maybe this time next year I'll be at 42. :)

Since I actually failed to post the entire month of March, I wanted to post some pictures to prove that I did have a life outside of business trips in the third month of the 2012.

My twin sister came to visit the first weekend of March, and we had a great time! It was snowy that weekend, in true Madison style. I showed her Epic, Madison, and we even got all domestic and made a meal (one of our favorite recipes, my mom's home made pizza):




The next weekend, my roomie's sisters were in town (2 of them - we have 3 sisters each!). We celebrated one of their birthdays and even checked Henry Villas Zoo, which is a free zoo in Madison, only about 2 miles from my apartment. It was really impressive for a free zoo! Also, I realized I don't think I've ever seen a camel in real life before - I guess Aladdin doesn't count :)


The next week I went to both Peoria and Tulsa for work. So I officially can check Oklahoma off of my state list! And, yep, the hotel attendants wore cowboy hats.

The weather on St. Patrick's Day was absolutely gorgeous..I had fun with my Madtown friends. :)


The next weekend I got to fly down to Arkansas to see my boyfriend - finally! And we made a day trip to the Hot Springs ... aka "America's Spa" - it was definitely interesting touring the old school bath houses on bath house row and the weather was GORGEOUS. I got my first tan lines of the season, holla.




Fordyce Bathhouse in Hot Springs, AR



notably, the men's side for baths was nicer than the women's side


the old school gym was sweet - i liked the wooden dumbbells


It's crazy to think that last year - almost exactly the same weekend (one weekend off) I travelled to Little Rock for some March Madness. We really enjoy watching our perfect brackets come true together each year.

From there, I flew to Maine for work - so, yep, from tanning to snowing in less than 48 hours. And, no, I didn't remember a coat. And, no, I didn't have lobster. I had lobsters.


whatttttttup, MAINE.




Well - sorry that was a bit of a long post, but I've been M.I.A. for a while. It's my first time since starting this blog that I haven't posted in a whole month, but I guess a catch-up post on April Fools Day isn't too bad. Happy Spring, everyone :)

1 comment:

  1. WE got all domestic? you made fruit salad! hahaha

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