Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Travels!

 After finals were over in early May I drove with my best friend and roommate to her home in Fernandina Beach, Florida to stay 2 weeks with her and her family! This was my fourth time to visit Fernandina and I absolutely love it!! Her dad had tickets to The Players Championship golf tournament that was in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Here we are on the ferry on our way to the tournament!
 They don't allow you to take cameras inside, so I only got a picture of the golf courses sign, but believe me the course was beautiful! We saw Tiger, whose game has definitely went down hill and we also got to see Phil Mickelson!
Barbara Jeans is a restaurant in Fernandina that is right on the marsh and is so good! I love it because you can sit outside and they seriously have the best sweet tea I have ever had. We always have to eat there at least twice when I visit! Alisia, Me, and Ashley after church about to eat at BJ's.
Ahhhhh, our fave, BEACH TIME!! Ashley only lives about 3 minutes from the beach, so we try and take advantage of it! It's so nice just to soak up the sun and read a good book!

      On the pier at the north end of Amelia Island.            
               It's really long, but I think that it's so pretty to walk to the end! We saw a lot of people fishing off it. 
One day we drove down to St. Augustine, FL which is the oldest town in the U.S. I loved all the history! We went to the outlet mall there, ate some really good fried shrimp, and toured the fort. Us in front of the fort! 
I always have such a wonderful time with her and her family. They really are like my second family! Ashley and I at the airport before flying home to AR!! I will be back in August and I cannot wait! 
A few weekends after I got back from FL I went with my cousin, her husband, and their son to Kansas City! It was my first time to go to the Kansas City zoo since I was a kid and it was so fun! 
            My cousin, Jessica and I in front of the rhinos!
I love them so much!
We ate dinner at The Cheesecake Factory at the plaza and enjoyed walking around looking at all of the stores.   
This summer I also took a road trip down to Plano, TX to visit my other roommate for next fall, Rachel!! We went to the Galleria and shopped, swam at her pool, and hung out with some of our other friends that are from the Dallas area! We had such a good time! :)       
For my mom's birthday I went with her to Petit Jean State Park!! She had meetings one of the days we were there and on the days she was off we went to the pool and went to the waterfall look out at the park. It was so good to have some quality mother/daughter time!         
The waterfall from the lookout! 
At dinner at for her birthday!! I love you Mom!! 
I just got back on Saturday from vacation with my wonderful parents! We went to Southern California to visit family that we have there! We went to Hemet, Newport Beach, and Santa Monica! I will post pictures soon of that trip! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!