Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Trip Down South...

Happy Tuesday...
Hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

Our trip down south was definitely a good and fun time!
The unfortunate part was that i go so caught up in visiting and enjoying the fresh air/breeze 
that i didn't take any pictures.
I also didn't want to come across like a photo hound!
Sometimes being part of the blogging world can do that to you!

So i will reminisce about some of the fun parts of the trip down South
using pictures borrowed from the Internet.

We stayed mostly in Memphis, Bartlett and Arlington areas.
I had no idea TN had so many cities.  Definitely will need to visit all the others soon.

Our first day there...
We went to lunch at Young Avenue Deli--delicious food and they had the best...
Sweetened ice tea ever..it was yummy and definitely had my fair share of it.  
So refreshing!
We were a little early for the lemonade but maybe next time.

Our friends made us feel so comfortable and welcomed...it was a great feeling.
We had a cookout which was complete fun.
We were out on the back porch for most of the evening...
i even saw fireflies which in the South are called lightening bugs!!
Oh and they had ceiling fans on the back porch
 which i just thought was too relaxing for my own good.
Team Pancakes definitely felt at home.


We went house-hunting and saw many beautiful homes 
which we would love to live in someday.
It was fun to see what types of houses we liked 
(large and spacious and affordable)
and what things we needed to compromise on.
At some points, i felt as if we were on House Hunters...
it was a fun experience.
If we had a choice...
i think there were a few houses that were on our list!


Sunday we got our Church on and enjoyed some good ol' Southern worship and praising!
We went to lunch at J. Alexander's Restaurant.

 I've never heard of the restaurant before but 
of course they had delicious foods 
and their sweetened ice tea wasn't bad either.  
Yes i became addicted to sweetened ice tea!

All in all, it was a great trip.
We didn't have Southern BBQ but i think there will be many more trips in our future to TN 
so i will make sure to experience everything it has to offer!
Team Pancakes was excited to see our possible new home!

So to recap, here are a few things we enjoyed during my trip down south.
It's hot down South but there is fresh air/breeze.
I learned Sweetened ice tea is refreshing.
Fireflies are called lightening bugs.
Ceiling fans on the back porch is a must!
Houses are large, spacious and affordable!
Southern praise and worship is an experience!


Fashion Pad said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip! If you guys were looking at homes the size of the one you included in your post I so envy you ;-) And yes, there is nothing like a Southern church experience! LOL

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I feel the way about blogging, how sometimes you just feel like you need to be taking photos of everything, all the time. I'm glad you got a break from that :) Ceiling fans on porches are quite common back at home and you are right, they are VERY relaxing!

Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are ever in my area, let me know. You gotta check out the southern coast. ;)

Dr. Reginia said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip. I can be a bit of a picture hound but I had that issue before blogging. You were in my aunt's neck of the woods. She's one city over from Barlett. Did you guys make it to Wolfchase Mall?

Elizabeth @ Love Is the Adventure said...

I looooooooooove that part of the country! I hope Kyle and I end up somewhere in the Carolinas after grad school. It's just so beautiful and relaxed there.

Christina said...

I talk to my husband about moving to Tennessee all the time. Our family has a place up there and every time we visit, I don't want to leave. People are so nice everywhere you go and the atmosphere just makes me so much more relaxed!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

you have traveling a lot lately. I miss that. I also miss fireflies. the south is very charming

Desiray said...

Nothing like a Cold Glass of Sweet Ice Tea...glad you had a wonderful trip..next time hopefully you will show us some of your photos...

This Cookn' Mom said...

Sweet iced tea, yes puhlease! Glad you enjoyed your trip.

Nicole said...

My sister just got back from Georgia 2 weeks ago, and she too is now addicted to sweet tea!

Faith said...

sounds like a wonderful trip! glad you had a wonderful time seeing your possible new home!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

I feel the same way about taking pictures while I'm with friends or family members. I always plan on taking a million photos...but then I get too embarrassed to snap them!
But it's so nice to hear you enjoyed yourself! I've never been to Memphis! Cookouts, fireflies (or lightning bugs) and back porches with ceiling fans? Sounds so wonderful and Southern! :)
House hunting is one of my favorite things to do! And we are addicted to the HGTV show!!! :)

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

glad you had a great trip!! sweet tea is sooo addictive!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

So happy you had a great time...Memphis is ALWAYS a great time. :)

Angela K said...

I have always wanted to visit the south. I have a total fascination with it. I love the history, the old homes, the hospitality, and the southern twang accents! My husband and I would especially love to visit Tennessee and Georgia. Sounds like it was a really fun trip!

P.S. The lightening bugs reminded me of "The Princess and the Frog." :)

Bravoe Runway said...

What a great trip! I love j.alexanders and house hunting in the south? It makes me cry when I see how much house you can get...ahhh!

Life As Wife said...

Tennessee is a great place to live!

Amy @ AGirlCalledBeloved said...

I'm from TX so definitely south! Yes ceiling fans and fans of every kind are a must!!! And Iced Tea too! ;)

Brooke said...

So fun. I've taken a few small trips, but I would love go to the south and really spend lots of time there and see what it's all about. Great post!


Glad you had such a wonderful time! House hunting must be such a fun experience. I've never done it! xoxo

Mimi said...

We have a J.Alexanders here as well. I have never been but I've always heard great things about them.

Glad you all had a great time. Nothing like some good old southern sweet tea!!

Alida said...

So glad that you all had a great time!!

dana @ wonder forest said...

that sounds like fun! and i would love to see some fireflies :)
xo dana

Jayme and Mendi said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip to the South! Sounds like it was relaxing!!

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