Welcome to part 2 of my weekend adventures in Athens, GA! Miss part 1? See that first. 🙂
After our long training run on Saturday, we enjoyed a lunch feast at Lauren’s house! She set out a huge spread of stuff for us to snack on — I love lunches like this.
We had brie, grapes, cheddar cheese, and apples:
Plus smoked salmon, crackers, salami, pita bread, regular bread, carrots, and hummus.
So good — I enjoyed some of everything. We also had some amazing unpictured chicken white bean soup that Lauren had leftover — I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!
After our late lunch, we headed into Athens to do a little shopping and to see more of the University of Georgia campus.
It reminded me a lot of Chapel Hill and UNC! Here we are with the UGA arch — the symbol of their school. Basically their version of the UNC well!
As you can tell, it was rather cold out. 🙂
We came back to Lauren’s before dinner to change and for a special celebration — Sunday was Libby’s birthday! Lauren made a cookie fruit pie for the occasion — basically a sugar cookie base, topped with homemade cream cheese frosting and sliced up fruit. Simple and VERY delicious.
I love that she got animal print candles. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Libby! We <3 you. 🙂
We were thinking of going to Last Resort for dinner (which we hear is amazing), but a bunch of you recommended The Grit, which is an all-vegetarian restaurant and also supposed to be delicious. Since Libby is vegetarian and it was her birthday dinner, we decided that was the perfect choice. 🙂
We had to wait awhile for a table and ended up going around the corner for a drink before coming back just as our table was ready. I loved the ambiance in the restaurant — funky and fun.
I started with the pumpkin curry soup — delicious and perfect for a cold night.
And for my entree, I had the Golden Bowl — tofu with veggies and brown rice. It was good but not amazing — if I went again I would get something else because the other girls liked their dishes more. 🙂
The girls and I were all so sad to leave yesterday morning! Lauren whipped us up a nice breakfast — Baked Oatmeal — before we hit the road.
Doesn’t this look delicious?! It was.
Stay tuned — I’ll be sharing the recipe this week so all of you can enjoy it, too! 🙂
I will leave you with a photo of the giant peach water tower we passed while driving through South Carolina yesterday. So cute!
Happy Monday. 🙂
p.s. For my older adult readers — one of my nutrition professors at UNC started a blog (it’s great!) called 3 Square Meals — A Nutrition Blog for Successful Aging. Check it out! I also co-wrote an article with her for it: Amp Up the Calories and Protein in Your Diet. (But my favorite post is her recent one entitled “Who Inspired Me?” Very touching!)