What a fun weekend! Is it seriously Monday already?! This weekend absolutely FLEW by.
As you guys know, my best friend Turner from college was here visiting — I had a blast showing her around Chapel Hill, UNC’s campus, and more!
We started with campus on Saturday afternoon:
We spent Saturday night having dinner and drinks with a bunch of my girlfriends here, and then got up early yesterday morning to take advantage of the warmer, sunny weather with a hike!
We headed over to Eno River State Park and spent a lovely 2+ hours hiking in the sunshine and chatting away :)
You can always expect to get a good workout when you come visit me! ;)
And you can also expect good food! After our hike, we were on a mission to get BBQ for lunch. Turner lives in Philadelphia so I decided southern BBQ just HAD to happen while she was here. We were all excited about it and headed straight from the trails to my favorite BBQ place in the area, Allen & Son:
Only to find they are closed on Sundays (and Mondays)! FAIL!
Thanks to phones with internet, our fail quickly turned into a win and we headed off to Jim’s Famous BBQ instead. :)
It was delicious — we both had pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, and I had a side of baked beans, too — my fave.
BBQ is one of those “totally worth it” indulgences for me. I don’t have it all that often but when I do, it’s so worth it. YUM!
The other place I wanted to make sure Turner saw while she was here was the absolutely adorable Maple View Farm.
It’s a country store in Hillsborough that sells their farm’s homemade ice cream, fresh milk, eggs, etc. They have a HUGE front porch with dozens of rocking chairs looking out over the rolling hills — so peaceful :)
I got one scoop of coffee ice cream — my favorite :)
Being healthy involves not ALWAYS being healthy, in my opinion :) I love eating healthy food because it makes me feel fabulous, but every once in awhile it’s completely okay to splurge! The key for me is just making sure my food indulgences are worth it (delicious homemade ice cream? worth it. store bought cookies or cake? not worth it) — and paired with a healthy dose of exercise :)
I’m off to class — hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
What have you indulged in recently that was totally worth it?