Going back to my hometown means not only
checking on the parental units visiting my parents but also eating some really, really good food I just can't get anywhere else.
We usually hit up a few local favorites like BB's PoBoys, Edd's Drive-In and Rob's BBQ on the Side, and if we're lucky, my dad boils some shrimp (like no one else!!!) and whips ups a batch of our family secret recipe Harper sauce.
|free poster and charm bracelet|
If you haven't read the book The Fault in Our Stars yet, go read it! Then, go see the movie! My daughter has been a huge fan of both John and Hank Green long before the movie was announced. (She has educated me on topics such as vlogbrothers, nerdfighters, dftba, mental floss, John Green teaching history and others.)
Knowing all this, there was no way I could say no (nor did I want to say no) to The Night Before Our Stars special live streaming Q&A event. My daughter did some research and found a movie theater
60 miles away close to my hometown participating. We found out that night that only 650 theaters were part of The Night Before Our Stars. The movie was pure perfection (heartbreakingly beautiful according to Ally), and the Live Q&A made me understand my daughter's fangirl crush on John Green!
|adding to my collection|
We stayed with my middlest on the way there and back which is always nice. He gave me this New Orleans Starbucks mug to add to my collection.
Ate at another favorite restaurant and tried a huckleberry margarita. Not bad!
Saw this sign for new condos and had to laugh. The rendition looks pretty and all, but that's not the way football fans dress for tailgating!
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On the way home we stopped by my sister's to meet my new great-nephew! He's SO sweet, and I was so happy to hold him. We had a fun photo shoot on the Peace Quilt my sister made her grandson. I took
hundreds of several photographs of baby and quilt, and there are some great shots, but I love this one with the cell phones snapping pictures. If Michelle doesn't blog about her Peace Quilt soon, I will. Just saying'!
Who's planning their schedule for QuiltCon? I am finding it difficult making decisions and juggling class time with friend time and show time and eating time and sleeping time and....
Linking up with other randomeers here.
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