Friday, September 09, 2011

Long Weekend

My parents made the 16 hour drive north from Atlanta with a car full of furniture. Two weeks in and we already had our first visitors- at this rate we will have some 70 visitors over the next 3 years --you better schedule your weekend now. Lucky for us they brought dressers so we were finally able to take our clothes off the floor and out of the suitcases. I can't wait to see what the next two weeks bring- we might even manage to get a couch or a television.

Even though they were here for a short time we managed to jam in a lot of things. We went to the Ithaca Farmers Market in 100% humidity. My upper lip had permasweat.  G-lo (Grandma Loraine) got right into the spirit of things walking from vendor to vendor buying fresh fruits and vegetables. We went the first week we lived here and enjoyed the light breeze off of Cayuga Lake, this time it felt like we had been swimming in the lake. We ate all the purchases on Sunday in a delicious vegetable medley.
After spending some time at the Farmers Market we went over to Wegmans to cool off and eat some lunch. Wegmans is a grocery store that has a legit cafeteria in it. It has great sushi, a huge variety of hummus, and plenty of warm entrees served buffet style. I'm starting to see why people here are obsessed with Wegmans, or affectionately referred to as "Weggies"
Just getting refreshed with some W-UP
I told you I was sweating at the Farmers Market.


After church on Sunday we explored the 800 acres of Cornell campus. Spencer showed off the beautiful historical architecture of the law school and some of his classrooms. As we were walking under stone archways the bell tower hit 6:00pm and "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter rang out across campus. Who needs to visit Harry Potter World when you can just come see Ithaca?

Drew's favorite part of the day was getting his face lovingly shoved into the trees by Spencer.

After a great weekend and a lot of help sprucing up our place they left early Monday morning to make the trek home. The three of us headed the other direction to Syracuse in torrential downpour. The mall was huge (and really busy), Syracuse University was cool, and Dinosaur BBQ was amazing. We opted to get our BBQ to-go since Drew was passed out in the back seat.  We didn't exactly get to enjoy the whole atmosphere part of the restaurant, which actually is a great excuse for us to go back.

15 comments:

.Ang. said...

First off, YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!

Second. What a beautiful campus!

Third -I can't believe how big drew is!!!

You guys are awesome and I LOVE YOU!!!!

Casey said...

HOGWARTS! Looks like there is a lot of fun stuff for visitors to do- Looking forward to "someday" when we come visit!

Jess said...

I don't know...BYU campus buildings are SO much prettier :) Holy cow that campus looks GORGEOUS! How fun to have visitors. Some people won't even travel 5 minutes to see us :) You guys are awesome!

Lana Dawn said...

my sister is right - you do look fabulous. And i have always really wanted to go to hogwarts, and so i think the best idea is to come be one of your 70 visitors (sans couch) and hit two birds with one stone! I am so excited for you guys! And i love that you have internet now.

byufish said...

Well...Hogwart's theme, a REALLY COOL library...Weggies...BBQ and a lake. No WONDER you chose Cornell!! Temptress...I need to start thinking about my weekend visit...how about 2013?

Courtney Morris said...

lovin' this post. especially those pics of drew ohh boy he is getting cuter everytime I see him.

Daniel and Whitney Condie said...

Wow! That is a super cool campus! I need to find a good farmer's market out here so I can make some yummy looking vegetable medleys. Good luck on the slow furniture collection. That's totally what we did (are doing); we've been here since May and are still missing things. Ha.

mj { a r c h i ♥s m a r y - j a n e } said...

Seems like so much fun. Your veggie medley looks amazing and I like your little bow. You don't even really look sweaty in that picture. More dew-y.

A&K said...

I am so excited for you guys! Cornell looks AMAZing. I want to get on the visitors list! Drew looks delightfully adorable and jolly with Spencer and I want to squeeze him!!!

mb said...

I AM COMING TO VISIT. It's happening. When the trees start changing you better be looking for me at your door.

Courtney said...

Your sweat is making me sick. Please stop.

I must reconsider Wegmens and try not to feel immediately overwhelmed by it's magnitude. Come with me?

Erin said...

So I HAVE heard of Cornell, but I had no idea it looked like that. So gorgeous! Also you're still super skinny and hot.

Lauren said...

Love your headband. Love you and how skins you are. Drew and Spencer are like twins in those pictures. I love it.

Alisa F. said...

It's been way too long since I've checked your blog. My sister-in-law and her family live in Ithica, probably in the same apartment complex as you, actually. Let me know if you run into Connor, Lindsey or Graham (he's 2) MacLennan. :) Hope you like it there and are getting more furniture! :)

Lindsey Hicks said...

I'm so flattered to be stalked by you. I found your blog this weekend on Emily Hales' blog and have been stalking you too:) So nice to have the ice broken - now I can go public with my stalking and add you to my list. Phew.