A Road Trip Extravaganza

Guess where I went this past weekend? You’ll never guess! NEVER!

Columbus, Georgia!

Oh, you were expecting something a little more exciting? Well then all I can say is, you should know better than to expect exciting and/or helpful things around this blog. No, no. Nothing like that here. Only lame babbling and nonsense.

Anyway, the hubs and I made the trek out to C-Town for a friend’s wedding – which turned out to be more delightful than I could ever have expected – and now we’re back.

*sigh*

Back to reality.

The thing is, we really, really like roadtrips. I mean, roadtrips are like, our THING. Know what I mean? We’ve been taking roadtrips for the past six years – ever since we first started dating. The first roadtrip I can remember that we partook of together (with some other friends) was to Memphis, Tennessee. And yes, we did walk in Memphis! Or rather, Rob walked and I rode on his back.

And that was after I’d eaten heaven knows how many barbecue ribs at the Rendevous, so… yeah. He’s a trooper, ’cause I don’t exactly weigh 95 pounds, know what I’m sayin’?

Anyway, another great trip was Oxford, Mississippi, to the great campus of Ole Miss. There was a lot of walking on that trip, too. So much, in fact, that Rob resorted to riding a cooler down the street.

“Walking in Memphis”… “Riding a Cooler in Oxford”… what have you. Also, the guy pulling the cooler? He’s the genius behind this website you are currently enjoying.

One of our favorite trips ever was to Charleston, South Carolina, with two of our best friends. They got married later on. And hey, so did we! Whaddya know! Anyway, while in Charleston, we got in a fountain a la Friends.

That look on my face? Is because A) it’s January, B) we’re standing in a FREEZING COLD fountain, and C) Rob is trying to make me lose my balance.

Good times, good times.

And last but not least, Chicago. Which was, lest we forget: TEN hours from Birmingham and ALL THE WAY through the state of Indiana. Which, seriously, I love you Indiana, but really? THE CORN! THE SHEER AMOUNTS OF IT!

Anyway, Rob got to go to the Chicago Fed. I’ve never seen him so excited about something. Just look at the smile on his face. Is he crying tears of joy? Ah, my sweet little finance nerd. I love him so.

So how did Columbus, Georgia stack up against those other trips?

Not well, friends. Not well. In fact, the part we went to was a little frightening. And we were only there for about two hours. But it’s not always the destination, is it?

It’s the ROAD TRIP!

Next stop for the Rileys? It’s anybody’s guess. Where have you been that you loved? Any suggestions for us?

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7 thoughts on “A Road Trip Extravaganza

  1. Shallee says:

    Sounds like you’ve had some fun roadtrips! When I was in college, a friend and I spun a bottle and headed on a three day, no-destination trip the way it pointed. We ended up in Idaho, taking random exits with signs like “historic rock formation.” It was crazy and fun! Thanks for sharing some of yours.

  2. Ansley says:

    Go to St. Augustine….oldest city in the US, tons to see and do (and eat!), and really pretty beaches. Go there.

  3. Jessica says:

    Yes! Come to St. Augustine! It’s stinkin awesome….and it happens to be really close to some really cool kids in jacksonville!

  4. Christine says:

    Nashville is easily one of our favorite places to roadtrip. We have some friends there and there is simply so much to do. It’s close enough that we can just run off for a weekend and enjoy a town that’s full of energy and music and friends. It is always very rejuvenating. Excited to say that we’re making plans to head up there again very soon. We miss it. 🙂

  5. Anne Riley says:

    Shallee: What a great idea! Although Idaho is far, far away. I think it would take me a couple days to get that far. But I love the idea of having no clue where you’re headed!

    Ansley: Oooh, beaches. I like. Great suggestion!

    Jess: Hey I’ve got a better idea, MOVE BACK TO BIRMINGHAM.

  6. Anne Riley says:

    Harley: I want to come visit you. I do. Or, you could bring your kids back to my house and they could beat my husband up again. It’s tradition now, I think. And it will get more interesting as they get older… and Rob gets older.

    Christine: I. LOVE. NASHVILLE.

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