Sunday, June 24, 2012
______Yesterday, my mother dearest and I went out to take these pictures and then had a lovely lunch of chicken salad croissant sandwiches at a local bakery. I forgot how flaky and delicious croissants were, as did I forget how scrumptious chicken salad was. It was especially nice that the servings weren't ginormous--I'm always a little bit afraid to eat out because of huge serving sizes and not knowing what's exactly in the food I'm eating, but I've come to learn that at locally owned eating places you're not given these huge platters of food and that it's all freshly made, which I very much like! I know it sounds silly to be afraid to eat out, but it is unfortunately something that's always lurking in my mind; however, I am indeed trying to overcome this silly little fear!
______Aside from that, on Wednesday, a friend and I explored some hiking trails that snaked through the woods and around these large yet climbable rocks. It was very scenic at first, but then about an hour or so later, we found ourselves to be lost (haha, found ourselves to be lost) on these tiny trails that zigzagged through the woods and kept splitting into tinier trails. We were certain that the signs were lying to us and that these painted arrows we kept seeing on rocks were only pointing us toward some terrible fate. That, or we were really horrible sign readers. Thankfully, we eventually found a path that led to a road and we were able to wave down a car with a little old lady in it to ask for directions. The little old lady said that we were walking in the right direction toward the parking lot, and our brains immediately reacted with happiness. Many brutal minutes later, after ascending a steep hill alongside the road, we feasted our sun-stained eyes upon the beautiful structure that was a building. No, not just one building. There were two. Three! A few buildings, in fact. Buildings made by man. Buildings sent from the gods. Buildings by the parking lot where our cars patiently waited for our return.
______Needless to say, it was a wonderful feeling to find civilization... and air conditioning. And to finally be able eat the food we had been lugging around in our tiny backpacks. Despite how dramatic and treacherous I rendered this adventure, it was super fun and I will definitely be going on a hiking excursion again!
Top: Ross Dress for Less
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Heels: Chelsea Crew, gifted
Necklace: vintage, from a flea market stand
Whale charm bracelet: gifted from grammi