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A Weekend Spent in Enemy Territory

Monday, November 13, 2017

When you read the title of today's blog post, you were probably confused--enemy territory..what?

Enemy territory = Auburn.

Yep.  This Alabama grad and Alabama fan spent the AU/GA game weekend in Auburn and it was a madhouse.  My best friend and her husband recently relocated to Auburn due to a new job, so I ventured down Friday morning to visit!  

Even though Dustin (who is a huge AL fan) went to Auburn, I never knew him in college so my only visit to Auburn was once in high school to watch a football game with a friend and her family.  Auburn is a quaint little town--and Opelika is the cutest--but it's not Tuscaloosa, and Tuscaloosa will always be my favorite!

 We ate lunch at Hamilton's after driving around 30 minutes searching for a parking space.  I mentioned to Janie that it was too bad we weren't in college and knew all the good places to park where no one else did aka a back alley way.  We used to have some pretty reliable parking places in downtown Tuscaloosa in case we couldn't find an actual parking space.

Hamilton's was really good!  I had blackened Mahi fish tacos and Janie had a toasted chicken salad sandwich and lobster bisque.


 This picture was taken a little before midnight, and I'm happy to note that we weren't the oldest people out. We look tired because we didn't nap before going out that night--anyone else used to do that?



 The next morning was a lazy morning of drinking coffee and watching College Gameday


Each year Janie and I get together either in November or December to make a holiday themed treat.  This year we decided to try making iced sugar cookies that were pieces of pumpkin pie.  I will say, they tasted AMAZING and turned out looking pretty good.  Next time we'll use actual piping bags instead of ziplocs with the tips cut off ha!  #improvising




Not bad for being iced with ziploc baggies!

14 comments:

  1. Those cookies are seriously impressive! Haha!

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  2. such a fun weekend! I've only been to auburn once, in college to visit some friends! I agree, I love Tuscaloosa much more hahah. Cute cookies and such a fun weekend with your bestie!

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  3. Those mahi tacos look delicious!

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  4. LOVE the title of this post and those smiling faces!! Those cookies..oh my cuteness, GREAT idea too brilliant and beautiful woman!!!

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  5. What a fun weekend with your friend!! I haven't been to a college game in two years and I just dont know if I could hang anymore LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Looks like you had so much fun, friend! XO

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  7. Enemy territory is worth it when you get to see your bestie and have all that fun! :) SO glad it was a good weekend!!

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  8. Sounds like it was a fun weekend. Those cookies look so good.

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  9. Those cookies turned out SO cute & I love that you spent your weekend in my favorite town ever :) I grew up living about an hour north of Aubs & my husband graduated from there, so it's always a fun visit. Next time you go, try to eat at Acre-my absolute favorite restaurant ever, although Hamilton's is a close second!

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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  10. Bahahaha I feel you on enemy territory because Auburn is MY enemy territory as well. I wasn't even interested in going to the game because I can't stand their stadium. I was thankful we didn't go anyway after the way the game turned out. Ugh, I'm still sad about it!

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  11. i just love how you guys take your football so seriously! hehe enemy territory made me crack up!

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  12. Love that you and your bestie had a special weekend together! What a fun tradition to bake together!

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  13. What a fun getaway! I've always wanted to make those pumpkin pie cookies.

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