Atlanta!!

This weekend was my trip to Atlanta, and it was full of traveling and adventures! In total, I traveled around 1,400 miles. Crazy, I know! *disclaimer: I am working on a midterm project for my photojournalism class, which involves taking lots of #selfies (more than normal! hehe). So this post is full of them. I will post more about this midterm project when I am finished!*

Atlanta Hawks game!!! 
Thursday:
I woke up Thursday morning at 5:30 am, got in the car and drove 370 miles (6 hours) from Oxford to Pensacola. I arrived in Pensacola around noon, and waited for Kyle to pick me up to head to Atlanta. We left for Atlanta around 1:30 pm drove 325 miles (5 hours). With the time change we ended up at his aunt and uncle's house around 6:45 pm. It was a long day! 

I know what some are thinking, why did she drive all the way home just to go to Atlanta!? Well, because I do not have class on Monday or Friday, I chose to drive home, ride with Kyle, and still be able to spend Sunday evening with my fam. I know my family thinks I'm home every weekend, and I will be home next weekend for Easter, but then I won't be home again until summer!

Even with all of the traveling on Thursday, it still was a great day! I had so much fun that evening bonding with Kyle's Aunt Audra and Uncle "G" in their man cave. They are wonderful, and I hope to go back over the summer! 

Friday:
We woke up early Friday, and instead of getting ready like I should have, I procrastinated until 10 am when my registration window to sign up for Fall 2015 classes opened up. Then I had to hurry and get dressed, do my hair, and then my makeup in the car. 

We drove to Little Five Points in Atlanta to check it out. It was a very neat side of town full of graffiti and little shops. We stopped at a vintage clothing store where I bought a flannel shirt that I wore around my waist to the game that night. I have wanted a flannel shirt for a while, so I was excited to get one! We also stopped at a record store and bought five or six records for Kyle's record player. The album I am most excited to listen to is, Nirvana's Live at Reading, which features some of my favorite songs. We ate lunch at this really cool bar & grill, The Vortex. We forgot that it was Friday during lent, and ordered meat…oops! 


beautiful streets of Atlanta #gum
explaining to kyle how I would like him to help me with my selfie
here it is!

record store

The Vortex!!
After Little Five Points, we headed downtown where we spent the remainder of the afternoon at the Georgia Aquarium. Kyle and I both love sea creatures, so this was the perfect stop for us! My favorites were the beluga whales and the sharks. 






beautiful sharks! 



baby beluga, baby beluga
*sing the song as you read*




Then, it was finally time for the Hawks game, the reason we came to Atlanta! We waited in line until 6 pm, when they would finally let us in. We were at the very front of the line, anxiously waiting to get in. When we got to our seats I was very proud with myself, they were SO close!! While watching the players practice, out walks the rapper 2 Chainz. I'm not a huge rap fan, but I thought it was cool he was there. He practiced with the players a little, and preformed before the game and at half time. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Miami Heat 99-86. The game was an amazing experience, and the highlight of my trip (& Kyle's too!). 


excited for game time!
(as you can see we were very early)

great seats!
2 chainz 

half time show w/ 2 chainz

Saturday:
Saturday we spent the day at the house with his family. Playing Frisbee, Blackjack, Pool, and Texas Hold'em. We ate a wonderful dinner, and then had a bonfire with s’mores! A relaxing and fun day!! 

Sunday:

We woke up early to head to 7:30 mass, and then to Kyle's little cousin Andrew's baseball game. After the game it was time to head home. Sad :(!! When I arrived home we celebrated my little brother Will's 17th birthday! 

I cannot believe Will is turning 17 today. Happy Birthday, Will!!!  I love ya lots, little bro. 



Have a great week!!
xo, 
claudia 

12 comments :

  1. What an awesome weekend! I'm so jealous you went to the game! Love all of the pics!

    xo,
    Jessica
    www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

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    1. The game was incredible! Thank you! xo

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  2. Fun pictures, and your blog layout looks great!! Have a great week! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  3. Omg!!! This looks like so much fun! I wanna drop everything and go now hahaa!! I'm so glad you had such an awesome time on this trip!!

    xx Olivia

    www.hellooliviablog.com

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    1. It was amazing!! You need to go! Thank you!!!

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  4. Aw, this looks so fun! Love all of your snaps - I feel like I was there!]

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. Thank you, it was a lot of fun!! Good, that is what I want! hehe

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  5. You are too adorable! I love all these photos and you take amazing selfies. I swear I take like 8478942 selfies and choose one. Thank goodness for all m ugly selfies staying on snapchat. Hope you had a fab weekend in Atlanta! Looks like such a fun time!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    1. haha! lets just say I tried to make these selfies look good, I keep my ugly ones on snapchat too! It was so much fun!! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week. xo

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