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Sunday Drives: Weekend in Ithaca

Sunday Drives: Weekend in Ithaca

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Sam and I had the loveliest weekend away in Ithaca this past weekend and I wanted to share some of it with you. We stayed in the loveliest AirBnB right in the heart of downtown Ithaca. I wish we took more pictures in the apartment we stayed in but I had a few camera issues on Saturday. 

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Our excuse to stay in Ithaca in the first place was to see one of our favorite bands, The Wild Reeds, play at The Haunt. The Reeds were absolutely amazing, but Sam and I had a difficult night over all. First we waited in the cold for 20 minutes after the doors were supposed to open due to some technical difficulties. Then we had the best view to see the band, but my camera completely shat a brick 10 minutes in. This is fine of course, just a bummer. My best pics are all here. The worst part of all of it was the girl standing directly behind Sam and I scream talking a regular conversation with her friends during the whole show. The reeds were opening for another band Sam and I didn't know, so we were eager to soak up as much of their short set as we could. Honestly I deeply regret not turning around and giving her a piece of my mind, but I was worried that if she was oblivious enough to chit chat during the show then who knows what she would do when faced with opposition. The show was great and the Wild Reeds were fantastic, but I'm still a little salty at the girl who ruined the show. 

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We woke up Sunday a little hungover and lethargic. We decided to get coffee and walk around a little bit in the city. Two places I absolutely adored in Ithaca were the Sew Green shop and the Homespun Boutique. I couldn't find anything I really needed at Sew Green but I had a lot of fun wandering around the store and looking at all of the things they had for sale. Homespun had a beautiful selection of yarn and fabric and I dropped a solid chunk of change on some undyed alpaca yarn and a BEAUTIFUL cotton/hemp twill for a skirt I've been thinking about making for a while. They only take cash and checks though, if you plan to go. 

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We had lunch at a small retro style diner where I cheated on my current eating style and did not regret it. If you're trying to win me over, order me a turkey club sandwich and onion rings. I die. 

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After a hearty lunch we walked around a little more and visited some waterfalls. You can tell that my pants were not pleased by my sudden carb intake. 

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After we had exhausted the city, we didn't feel like going home yet. We drove around a little bit until Sam found a garden center. We are dumb millennials so we just walked in. After about 15 minutes of wandering around, a polite gardener told us they weren't open until mid April. So that's how Sam and I broke into a greenhouse. 

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Our weekend didn't go exactly as anticipated, but it was lovely just to get away for a while.

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