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A Trip to Winston Salem

A weekend of friendship.

north carolina lake

Even when your best gang flocks away, you can always pick up quacking right where you left off.

besties

This weekend, I went down with my friend Sara to visit one of our best friends at Wake Forest grad school in North Carolina. In between eating and drinking, we squeezed in a 7 mile trail run at this gorgeous space.

park run in NCWe arrived in Winston Salem on Friday afternoon and wasted no time before hitting a Mexican restaurant, one of our signature moves.

Mexican DinnerWe came back to Jeanna’s place and pregamed a night of dancing with a little yoga, naturally.

backbend yoga pregameJeanna got her exercise in later too… 😉

jeanna goes climbingWe sipped, chatted and grooved through the night.

besties

dancing in winston salemI woke up luridly lethargic on Saturday, but thanks to the girls’ motivation, I got my butt on the trails for a long run.

After the struggle, we soaked in spirits at a local vineyard.

hanover vineyardsMy favorite tasting was the sweet blueberry flavored wine paired with a piece of 50% dark chocolate.

chocolate and wine

The marriage of tart and rich decadence was quite delectable.

After the wine tasting, we found our appetites desiring sweet seafood at King Crab Shack in downtown Winston Salem.

King Crab Shack bucketButtery, salty, savory and delicious.

king crab shack

As it always goes, Sunday morning came quicker than we wanted, and it was time to head home, but not before fueling up at Breakfastime. #omeletsallday

BreakfastimeThanks Winston Salem for letting us carolina on through!

best friend visits

And that’s a Marvelous Monday!

friendship quote

How’s your week going so far? Any best friend outings planned?

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