Last week, my mom came to visit for a few days. We did plenty of shopping (and I spent plenty of money - but, to be fair, most of it was on much needed decorative attire for my apartment) and plenty of eating, and it just so happened that the Husker volleyball team was in town to play (and beat to a pulp, I might add) Mizzou.
We also did a little exploring outside of Columbia. Imagine, if you will, the hilliest, winding-est road you've ever seen. Now, picture me driving on it, screaming at the crest of every hill, SURE I'm driving us right off a cliff. It was fun. And I really could have used a drink, but I settled for a cheeseburger, fries, and a peanut butter cookie. The drive was well worth my several near heart attacks, though, because the town of Rocheport, MO is quaint, cozy, and charming (which is why I took so many pictures), filled with B&B's, and with a scenic cross-state bike path passing through the edge of town.
We had planned to have dinner at Abigail's, but found out they're closed on Tuesdays, so we "settled" for the aforementioned comfort food at the trail side cafe in town. It was pretty darn good.
Lucky for me, Aaron came into town the following weekend. First order of business: Abigail's! The food was pretty darn good (especially the pumpkin cake with caramel drizzled over the top); the company was better. Although, that company is hard to beat.
All in all, I've been having a fair amount of fun - probably more fun than a graduate student should be having... And now, it's time to get down to business.