Memorial Day Weekend For a Military Girlfriend

Hello beautifuls!

It is really late on a Wednesday night, but I just wanted to tell you about my trip to see my boyfriend! As most of you know, my boyfriend is serving in the military, and we are only able to see each other for short trips at a time. This trip we had such a lovely time, and I can’t wait until July 4th weekend (my birthday weekend!), which will be the next time I see him hopefully!

I flew down to see him last Thursday. C was still training, so after I landed I had a few hours to kill. This was good because I had time to write a paper and finish taking notes on some of the reading I had to do for my summer class. He picked me up from the airport around 6:30pm, and together we drove back to post. We grabbed dinner at Mod Pizza on the way, which was absolutely DELICIOUS.

The next day, we woke up early, showered, went and got Dunkin for breakfast, and started on our way to the beach! It’s about two hours from post, but it was a gorgeous day so we didn’t mind the road trip! ❤

We went to a Walmart in town really quick to grab some food for the beach and water bottles for the hotel room. We also bought beach towels because we didn’t have any. Then we drove to the hotel, checked in, put our swimsuits on called an Uber, and went to the beach!

The beach was absolutely gorgeous, and the water was really clean and nice to swim in (not to mention warm!). We were on the beach for about five hours, and later we grabbed an Uber back to the hotel where we showered and dressed up to go out to dinner.

We ate dinner at this place called Elijah’s which was a seafood restaurant right on the river in the downtown part of the city. It was great, and we had a really good time and some awesome crab dip.

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My love and I dressed up for the night

Later, we hit up some of the local bars, one of which was an actual speakeasy!! It was called the “Blind Elephant”, and was so cool. – tucked away in an alleyway with nothing but a sign with a silhouette of an elephant, and one lamp over a door up some metal steps. They had a list of special “Elixirs” on the wall, so we ordered two to try. I drank a Moscow Mule which was made with homemade ginger beer, and C drank a special drink called the Golden Ticket. They were sooo good, and tasted really fresh. I took a picture on Snapchat of the inside of this place and didn’t think to save it unfortunately!

We went to two other bars that night, and finally caught an Uber back to the hotel. The next day said rain, so we were able to go to a beach (a different beach this time) for about 2 hours. This one wasn’t as great as the beach the previous day, but we had fun nonetheless. It began to get cloudy, so we packed our stuff up, bought ice cream, and ate it while we watched the storm roll in. We drove back to the hotel early and relaxed/showered/got ready to go out and meet one of C’s friends from college and his girlfriend for dinner.

We ate at a local brewery (called The Front Street) in the downtown area which was a lot of fun. The beer and food were good, as was the service. After dinner, we went to another local ice cream parlor, and we bought dessert! I didn’t want ice cream again, so I bought a white chocolate covered rice crispy treat which was delicious, but C got an ice cream in a homemade waffle cone! We walked around the Riverwalk to kill time before we met up with his friend and his girlfriend for a ghost tour!

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Picture captured at sunset while on the Riverwalk

Finally around 8:30pm, C’s friend and his gf, and C and I met at a store for a ghost walk of the city! I bought the tickets the night before off of my phone while C and I were hanging out in the speakeasy, and we weren’t sure how good it was going to be because the forecast predicted rain. It didn’t end up raining, and the tour was so much fun! Our tour guide was a great story teller, and we definitely had the goosebumps a couple of times!

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This old cemetery holds the first man in American recorded history who was accidentally buried alive!

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We were given these beads before the tour started

Sunday was my last day in town, and most of the day was spent driving back to the airport. I hated saying goodbye to my boyfriend – it never gets easier – but we were so lucky to have had this trip and all of the fun memories we made. My flight home went smoothly, and I came home with so many memories and a decent tan!

I love C so much, and this trip reminded me of how much I want to be with this man for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to graduate, and to start building my career and moving forward with C and our life together. This was a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, and I will cherish the memories for the rest of my life. It was also great I was able to be in town for such a special time for the U.S. military! ❤ I love my soldier and am so proud of him!

How was your Memorial Day weekend? Any Milsos on here make any trips to see their loved ones?!

Xoxo,

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Crazy Spring Schedule!

Hello everyone!

I am sorry for not posting all week without warning! My semester started this week, and let me tell you – I am going to have one helluva work load for the next three and a half months!! I am dancing 23 hours a week if you combine my rehearsals, technique classes, and my choreography class, on top of three academic courses, a part-time job, an internship, and trying to keep up with my blog! It’s all a lot to handle, but this semester is going to fly by, I know it! I just have to make time for my blog, and for all of you lovely readers ❤

I am going to schedule blog posts so you all know when to expect updates. I will probably be posting one or two articles a week on the weekends (Friday-Sunday), and every now and then I will post on Tuesdays. I hope this helps you all so you don’t feel like I left you in the lurch!

My classes are wonderful so far, and they include Ballet technique III, Modern technique III, Choreography II, Tech and Lighting for Dance, Dynamics of Group (psychology course), Women and Gender Studies, and an internship writing for my one professor’s dance company! I am SWAMPED, the work load is hefty, and it has only been a week! I am feeling super motivated though, and I can’t wait to just push through these next few months and end this semester strong on stage at my spring dance concert in the beautiful month of May! Then I can relax for the summer (sort of).

Future blog posts will include makeup reviews (I may or may not have yet another ColourPop order coming in the mail… I don’t regret my life choices), a letter to my ballet teacher, a reflection on an audition I will be attending next Saturday for a summer dance program, a recap of my trip down to see my boyfriend in February, and some beauty wish lists! I can’t wait to share my experiences with you all!

I hope this semester is successful not only for me, but also for all of you! What are some goals you are looking to achieve by the summer time? Let me know!

Xoxoxo

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