Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Annual trip back 'home'

Taking a break from the trip recap to talk about the rest of my life...

A couple of weeks ago, several of my bestest friends and I packed up all the maroon clothing and accessories that we own and headed to Elon, North Carolina.  We went 'home.'

As usual, a couple of us went down on Thursday - we said we felt like the Marines, first in, last out. 

I had breakfast with my mentor from college at a Burlington institution and visited some of dad's old friends who own a shoe store in downtown.

We went to Harrisons, La Fiesta, Ale House, BWW, Biscuitville, Hursey's - all of our favorite places from when we were in school, and some new places that have been built since we left.  We literally ate our way through town.

We visited with some classmates stayed long enough to have 1 beer and take some pictures at the annual Young Alumni Party - we have to go while we're still 'young!'

Then we set up camp at 9am in our spot in Harper parking lot.  Tents, flags, Biscuitville, moonshine, Starbucks, Baileys, BBQ, Miller Lite, and friends. 

We had breakfast, lunch, went to the game, then came back, tailgated some more, and even ordered Dominoes to be delivered to the parking lot. We finally packed up at 9pm after a successful day (despite the football score...)

These are some of the best friends a girl could ask for - we've come a long way since the fall of 2000 when we were all freshman at Elon!

Even 2 year old Miss Natalie joined in the fun!

One of my friends hadn't been back to school since 2005, and another since graduation!  It was great to show them all of the new the only escalator in Alamance County!!  (It's all everyone talked about all weekend!)

Elon will always hold a special place in our hearts.  Retuning to campus each year with friends old and new, we continue to love and support a school that means so much to all of us.  Thank you to everyone for making this truly one of the best Homecomings ever - I am already looking forward to next year!



  1. Linds, where is the only escalator in Alamance county? I think we missed that one!

  2. @Lisa It's in the new campus shop! Which is now up next to the coffee shop.