Enough griping and on to our trip. We decided to go to Auburn for 3 reasons 1) we love it and miss it so much (obviously)! 2) my friend Jane Ashley from vet school was going to be working at the vet school for 2 weeks as part of her residency so we would get to hang out again, and 3) Dean, our foster dog, was adopted by a family in Auburn.
One of Cameron's archaeology friends decided to adopt Dean, so we dropped Dean off as soon as we got to town. The plan was for them to have a "trial" run to see how he fit in with their family. We got a text later that night saying it was a done deal. That dog can win over anybody immediately!
Then we headed to Niffers to meet JA for dinner. Niffers is a local restaurant with a definite college vibe. Their homemade chips are amazing!
We wandered around downtown all morning. Jane and I shopped at all the cute boutiques, while Cameron sat on the benches like any good husband would do. (We realized that there isn't much for a guy to do downtown!) I picked up a few things, but became very well aware of my age! It may only be 3 years since I lived in Auburn, but it's been 8 since I was in undergrad! I caught a few girls looking at us, probably wondering who the old ladies were!
Lunch was at my all-time favorite - Amsterdams.
It was a hard choice between the turkey wrap and the crab cake & avocado sandwich (one of the top 100 dishes in Alabama). I love them both. I chose the wrap so my sweet hubby got the crab sandwich. Sweet potato chips were non-negotiable.
After lunch, Cameron & I spent the afternoon visiting family & friends. First, my cousin and his family, then Cameron's former boss/professor/mentor.
We met up with Jane again for dinner at a new restaurant - The Hound.
Sunday morning, we drove by our first newlywed "home," then we had to say our goodbyes to Dean. We were so sad to give him up, but he is loving his new home! They live on several acres with a few other dogs and two rambunctious little boys. He fit in so quickly and loves having the room to run. I have to admit though there were tears shed, but it helped to see him adjusted and happy!
After an all too quick trip we headed home. I love going back to Auburn, but I always have that pang of sadness when I leave.
Until next time...