Matt and I had a wonderful last weekend here in Chapel Hill. If you’re just tuning in — I’m finishing up the coursework portion of my Masters of Public Health in Nutrition here at UNC-Chapel Hill (our last final exam is tomorrow — biochem!) and Matt and I are moving back up to DC on Thursday! I’ll be doing summer and fall dietetic internships up there (while also writing my masters paper) and will officially graduate in December.
This week is going to be a whirlwind of studying, packing, and saying goodbye to some wonderful friends we’ve made here along the way, so Matt and I made sure to enjoy our Sunday in a more relaxing manner.
I’m really going to miss all the beautiful country roads we go biking on down here. The weather was gorgeous yesterday so it was the perfect day to give them one last hurrah.
I love this loop because it goes right over a pretty lake.
We ended up biking about 14 miles total, with a pit stop in Chapel Hill for a place we heard we simply must go to for milkshakes before leaving the area. Suttons!
This place is an old school drug store on Franklin Street (the main drag in Chapel Hill) that doubles as a diner — it’s a Chapel Hill institution and has been here for decades, so we knew we had to hit it up before leaving.
Coffee milkshake for me, chocolate with peanut butter cups mixed in for him!
The milkshakes were amazing — nice and thick. We locked up our bikes and decided to take a stroll around campus while enjoying them.
This is the same spot that Matt and I came to two years ago (blast from the past!) when we were in Chapel Hill for a whirlwind day trying to find a place to live. It seemed only fitting we visit it one last time in our last week, too.
Check it out — people getting graduation photos by the Old Well!
It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Before going biking, we continued on our mission to eat up everything in the fridge. For lunch, I threw together some tuna wraps for us.
Every time I make tuna salad it’s a little different! This time, I mixed the tuna with guacamole, plus a little greek yogurt and dijon mustard. Amazing combo! Topped with some tomato and kale.
We also had leftover “everything but the kitchen sink” salads on the side that Matt whipped up for us the night before.
Yum. This hit the spot.
Matt and I spent yesterday evening at my friend and classmate Maria’s house — she invited our whole grad school class (there’s only about 20 of us) over for a little goodbye dinner. I’m starting to get very sad about all these goodbyes — it’s really setting in that we are leaving in a few days!
Time to head off to school — we have a biochem review session from 10 to 12 and then Maria and I are going to hang out and do some more studying for as long as we can stand it.
Happy Monday! And if you missed it, check out our Primal Mud Run Race Recap from Saturday — such a blast. Between the mud run and the biking and walking yesterday, I seriously collapsed into bed last night!