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Fly Away Friday

Fly away my little ones!
Fly Away Friday is here again, I am so happy to have Lori from
A Crazy Walk on the Safe Side.
I have Georgia on my list of places to visit so I am happy to tour through pictures from Lori,
now after reading this, I really want to visit!
Say HELLO to Lori!

hey, lovelies!
i am lori from a crazy walk on the safe side. i am so excited that lauren has asked me to tell you about where i call home {athens, georgia}, where i actually have only been a resident for about 6 months.

i am originally from metro atlanta and went to college in small town middle georgia. there i met my hubs {who i married a couple of weeks after graduating with a degree in management}… after a few years {of having zero good shopping options and being tired of eating at the same handful of restaurants}… we outgrew small town life.

since we made the move, i am constantly being asked how i like it in athens…

{the arches; famous landmark at the university of georgia}
… the answer is that i LOVE athens!! {and not only because it is the home to my beloved bulldogs.}
it is true… there is truly NOTHING like a saturday in athens. i love cheering my boys on between the hedges…

but the best way i can describe it to you is it just feels RIGHT. you see, the hubs is a small town boy. and i like to think of myself as a city girl. athens is the perfect compromise. it’s small enough that you don’t get stuck in traffic every where you go, but big enough so that there’s always something to do.

it’s a very unique town. besides the bulldogs {since we already covered that}, athens is known for good music and food. the georgia theatre is the landmark concert venue… it burned in 2009, but was rebuilt.. opening back up in 2011, better than ever.

there are a ton of delicious restaurants, most of which are locally owned… not your typical chains. there is definitely no shortage of bars {with 97 to be exact, athens actually holds the title of town with most bars per square mile}. and there’s also several cute boutiques that don’t help my ever growing shopping habit.
i like that athens is environmentally friendly. our recycling is picked up weekly, and we don’t even have to sort it! it’s also very health oriented. there are farmers markets as well as several organic stores and restaurants. and no matter the weather, you can always find people out running down milledge. {i like to say it’s my sight-seeing spot… for the shirtless men}.
it took me a few months to get adjusted… especially with not having a job {and anything to do all day}, it was tough. but i feel like i am now finding my stride… while i still hope to find a job soon, and have definitely NOT given up on the search, i am content.
athens is quickly becoming home.
we fit here.
and i am happy.

… now have i convinced you all to come visit?

lauren, thank you for having me! everyone else, please stop by my blog some time and say hello, i would love to have you!



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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren

    Great Post Lori!!! Made me fall in love wih southern football games!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01583637765774492485 lori

    thank you so much for having me, lauren!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16788448346543961093 MY Creative Brightside

    Going to check your blog out right now!!

    Steph at http://mycreativebrightside.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01093783622500529810 SweetCharm

    Hi shawty! I am Cecilia and i find your blog amazing! but I have a boredom. I joined Blogger for some time and I don’t have enough members! Can you join my blog please I really need it and I promises to become member of your blog also thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18232672247334137723 Laura [Beauty & the Beard]

    what a sweet lady, great feature- can’t wait to check out her blog!!

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