No hurricane party can be complete without some snacks and, ahem, beverages, so we headed to the nearby Harris Teeter to pick up a 6-pack of Terrapin and a bottle of Arbor Mist. I had a terrible sweet tooth, so we headed to the bakery and found a delicious package of Italian cookies!
That evening we headed out for a double date with one of my dear friends, Brittany, and her boyfriend. We met up at Backyard Bistro to watch the Falcons pre-season game. It was pretty neat that they had seating set up theater-style around some giant TVs, but they weren't playing our game! We headed downtown to Tobacco Road Sports Bar instead. They were super-packed, but were playing the game. It was fun to catch up with old friends, and the area we were at reminded me so very much of Gainesville!
This morning we woke up early, had a nice filling breakfast, did my lesson plans at the hotel (since I had the internet and power, might as well use it!), and then we headed back east. I was shocked on the drive on how many HUGE trees had been completely uprooted and toppled over from the base! Luckily, our apartment had absolutely no damage, and the power was already back on. I had a few last-minute school items I needed to buy, so we headed to Target. Their cash registers were working, but all the lights were off!
It was such a weird experience to shop in a completely dark store, but it was pretty neat!
I just received word that no kids will report tomorrow, but teachers still will. I guess that means I will get even more ahead on my lesson plans, perhaps two weeks ahead? I am spending the rest of this evening hanging some DIY artwork and photos in our family room (photos to come soon) and watching Julie & Julia on TV!