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A Southern Adventure

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Oh my goodness guys, my posting has been super sparse this last month! But I swear it’s for good reason. I recently quit my job (because I accepted another offer) so I’ve had a lot going on in regards to that. The best part about switching jobs is that I had 2 weeks off between gigs, so I took the opportunity to travel down south and visit my aunt and uncle who live in Georgia.

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As a Northerner, going to the South feels extra special and exotic. Maybe it’s the expansive ocean, moss-bearing trees, or the tropical animals (I probably saw 20 lizards). Whatever the reason, I absolutely loved being there.

What I did // 

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When I was little we took a trip to visit my aunt and uncle who then lived on Jekyll Island. The island is close to where they live now, so my uncle took a morning to show me places I only remember from stories told to me.

It was on this island that my siblings and I traversed through the jungle, swung through the trees, and fed wild dolphins (thanks to local fishermen who succumbed to the cuteness of 4 year old twin girls).

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A good chunk of my trip was spent hanging out by their pool. I’ve always loved swimming, as proven by my high school job (see: lifeguard). There was nothing I wanted more than rotating between laying out in the sun, and cooling off in the pool. Mission accomplished.

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Have you guys read this? I’m not a huge fan of  the”romance” genre, this book starts off real slow, but I ended up devouring it in just a few days.

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Pictured above is the ocean front, 5 star resort my aunt works at. She plans corporate events (and is a total boss at it). Being the super cool lady she is, she hooked me up with free entrance to their pools! Hanging out by myself all day was just a little bit lonely, but I still had a lot of much fun.

What I Ate //

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Is it even a trip to the South if you don’t get barbecue? Yeah, I didn’t think so. My uncle took me to a hole-in-the wall BBQ joint, and it was there I had the best pulled pork sammy ever.

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If you’re in the Georgia/South Carolina region I would recommend stopping in to the Mellow Mushroom. We opted to sit on the patio, and I totally felt like I was hanging out in a tree house! I would definitely suggest starting with some parmesan pretzels, followed by their meat lovers pizza. Yummmmmm.

I can’t wait to go back and hopefully take the whole #squad with me!