The house cooling party was a hit! I think that everyone found at least a little something, and some people were carting out bags and bags or even furniture! We still had to make a trip to Good Will with a lot of stuff, but I don't even want to think about how many trips it would have been without the party. My brother, Matthew, his girlfriend, Kelly, and one of our besties, Erika, stayed the night and helped us pack / clean everything on Saturday. I don't know what we would have done without them - we are so grateful :)
On Saturday night, we drove up to Waxhaw, NC and stayed there with Colin's family for a couple of days. They're watching Indiana Bones for us while we travel (again, so grateful - we really have amazing people in our lives). Matthew is watching Kilimanjaro for us too. In about 2 years, they are going to have the BEST reunion! On Sunday, we went to a Bon Voyage party with all of Colin's family at a super cute brewery in Charlotte, and it was so nice to see everyone!
It is a small world....
Colin and I are trying to use Couchsurfing for most of the trip to 1) save money and 2) meet cool people. On our way to Raleigh, I was re-reading our Couchsurfing host's profile. I saw that he went to Duke, and I figured that he might know one of our friends in Atlanta (somehow, we got in close with a bunch of Dukies). Turns out he knows Colin's old roommate, and Colin had even met him before! How crazy is that?!
Raleigh was super chill. It seems like a nice place to live. Smaller than Atlanta (read: less traffic!), so seems like it's easier to get around. Our host showed us around some cool places and took us to a Couchsurfing meetup to meet other Couchsurfers. He also took me to a krav maga class! It was pretty awesome - I now know how to get out of a choke-hold from behind :)
See our USA photos here.
Hi, I'm Sara Monica Patton. I love animals, traveling, and eating. Read more about me in my first blog post here.