Friday, April 19, 2013

When the Rooster is Away, The Hen Will Play...

Adam flew to Iowa yesterday, to spend some time with his friends from high school. A trip I'm so glad he gets to make because back when we lived in California, I often got to fly back home to see family and friends, but he rarely did. And if he has half as much fun as I do on my girls' weekends, he is going to have a blast.  Plus, he has been working so hard and so many long hours lately, he truly deserves some fun.
But with him being gone, I was left to wonder what could I do to entertain myself? And sure, I could stay him and do nothing and there is some value in that. But part of me just wanted to go on some type of adventure. I batted around some ideas but finally settled on spending the weekend in Montgomery, Alabama.
I don't mind traveling alone. In fact, I kind of love it. Being behind the wheel, windows rolled down, blasting the music I want to listen to (even if I make slightly embarrassing choices like Britney Spears & Taylor Swift). Only stopping when I want to stop.  And I love staying in hotel rooms! Hotel rooms to me always feel kind of decadent. I used to dream of living in a hotel. Maybe just for the fact someone makes your bed for you everyday.
So now here I sit, in my cheap, but not unpleasant hotel room, eating Nachos from Moe's, and watching HLN, which might as well be renamed the Jodi Arias Network, because all they play now is that trial. Not that I'm hatin', I'm slightly obsessed with that trial.
If you are wondering why Montgomery? Well, I've been interested in learning about Ernest and Hadley Hemingway for quite a while, and in studying about them, I got intrigued by F.Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald! And Zelda is from Montgomery! And she lived here with Scott for a little while. The house they lived in together has been turned into a museum. So I'm going to check that out and a few other historical sites as well.
And based on the picture of a nearby street sign I took earlier this evening, I'm in the right place! 


  1. You are so brave! I'd be so scared to travel anywhere outside of town. I hate driving in unfamiliar areas and not knowing where to go/what to do. But you, my friend, can handle that much better than I could. So excited for you and can't wait to see all of your pics! Have fun!

    <3 Ash

  2. Wow, good for you! Hotel rooms are decadent, but I always had trouble staying in them alone. They freak me out with unfamiliar noises in the night. Now that I sleep alone pretty regularly due to Match's schedule, I bet I could handle them better. Enjoy your trip!


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