in other words – this weekend kicked my butt.
I slept twelve hours last night – & feel like I could sleep twelve more AND STILL not be recovered. my voice has the rasp of a man’s. & my eyes are so puffy [aka: deprived of water], I can barely see out of them. true.
but it was worth it – I had the best time. we spent thursday & most of friday in my hometown, visiting family.[grandma trying out my new kicks]. [we all ate lunch at carlos o’ kellys – home of my brother & I’s high school jobs].
and friday evening, we were off to Iowa City.. land of the hawkeyes. we celebrated our friend’s birthday with hibatchi & dancing at the towniest of towny bars [& loved it].[the birthday girl]. [delicious sushi. & of course, sake bombs!!].
very little rest. and our tailgate marathon. the game started @ 7PM, we arrived to PARTY @ 10AM ..so yes – a marathon, to say the least. jello shots, rumchata, & beeeers, OH MY!
it’s a miracle we made it to the game, standing. we had great seats [thank you parents]. and regardless of the hawkeyes
terribly poor performance ..we had the best time!
sunday morning we met my grandparents in my favorite little iowa town – the amana colonies. we ate. we shopped. we wine tasted. and we drank every micro-brew the town had to offer.[how CUTE & FESTIVE was the dessert lady at the Ox Yoke Inn?]. [the family]. [who wouldn’t want a giant pink elephant in their yard?]. [Millstream Brewery]. [drinks with the family, on the patio].
then [J] & I made our long trip back to chicagoland. and I went straight to bed.
[visit two coins photography for more of the weekend’s photos].
until tomorrow friends… :)