(Disregard the awkward self-timer photo, heh)
Our day began in Carrboro, the cute hippie town right next to Chapel Hill. I took Tina to one of my faves — Open Eye Cafe!
I love the vibe in this coffee shop — busy but relaxing and funky at the same time :)
I had their “winter blend” tea — it was delish!
I love that I got my own little pot of it :)
Tina and I sat for nearly an hour chatting and enjoying our drinks — love that girl! Wish she lived closer :(
After some exploration around town (although sadly the weather was cold and gray yesterday morning, boo!), we headed to lunch at another of my favorites, The Spotted Dog.
I knew Tina would love this place because not only does it have a creative, healthy, organic and vegetarian-focused menu, but it also has pictures of dogs all over the walls! :) Tina has a pug and is kind of obsessed, heh.
I ordered the house made vegetarian Black-Eyed Pea Burger for lunch, which came topped with chipotle sauce, tomato, lettuce, and cilantro. YUM! The cilantro totally made this sandwich.
With a side of mixed greens for good measure ;)
I think you all can guess where I took Tina next, right before heading to the airport…
MAPLE VIEW FARM!!!!!!
I know, I’m totally obsessed. You would be, too :)
We enjoyed their delicious ice cream while hanging out in these rocking chairs:
With this beautiful view:
Ahhhh. The south at its best :)
I was so bummed to drop Tina off at the airport and say goodbye. I miss you already, girl! Come back soon :)
Tina was joking that bad weather follows her wherever she goes, and sure enough, of course the second I dropped Tina off the sun came out and it was suddenly warm and amazing outside again. Wtf, NC? Why you gotta play us like that?
I’m sorry, Tina!! You might not want to read the rest of this post ;)
Matt and I decided to take advantage of the suddenly awesome weather and go biking!
(Rocking one of my fANNEtastic t-shirts, heh!)
I’m really loving our Sunday bike rides as of late. We did the same loop we discovered a couple months ago — nearly 16 miles with lots of beautiful scenery :)
I think we’re getting better at biking — it feels easier and we’re faster, too! Exciting :)
Sadly it’s now Monday again, Matt is on his way back to DC for work, and it’s time for me to get back to the grind. I just ran a great 3.5 miles with my friend Jillian here in my neighborhood and now it’s time to get down to work before heading to class! It’s going to be a busy week — can you believe I only have 3 more weeks left in the semester?! This spring has FLOWN by. In fact, this whole first year of grad school has flown by! Crazy.
Have a great day, friends :)
p.s. Check out fellow blogger Heather’s Raffle for Life! She’s raising money in memory of her Aunt Pat who passed away from cancer. There’s some great stuff for you all to win, including delicious baked goods, crafts, and some of my Attune Foods coupons! :)
The raffle is LIVE through this Saturday (the 16th of April).