this weekend, ryan & i went to my favorite place in the world: charlottesville, virginia. i spent 4 of the best years of my life there and honestly, it just feels like home. (quick tangent: my bro was headed back to his college town, bloomington, for the first time in a long time as well, and told me he might just sit on the curb & cry when he got there -- i felt much the same way, it was so good to be back) we somehow squeezed in all of my favorites & saw so many dear friends.
friday night, we (no joke) ate at christian's pizza (infamous) and bizou, one of my very favorites (their meatloaf & mashed potatoes -- two things i order no where else -- have healing powers they are so good). & went to two of my favorite stores of all time, which i'll be sharing tomorrow!
saturday morning, we got up (swung by bodo's bagels, of course) & went to the 6th annual pancakes for parkinson's -- an amazing event that raises money for the michael j. fox foundation for parkinson's research. this was something i was a part of at uva and it was incredible to see how much it has grown -- you can still donate here. (congrats liz & sarah!) that night, we went to the homecoming football game (not the best football, but gorgeous night).
sunday, i had coffee with a friend on the corner & then we headed up to carter's mountain. to me, it isn't fall without carter's mountain apple cider donuts, pumpkins, and the incredible views of c'ville. it was a per-fect weekend & all the better to share it with ryan.