"Down here at Cape Spartel is the celebrated cave of Hercules, where the hero took refuge when he was vanquished and driven out of the Tangier country. It is full of inscriptions in the dead languages, which fact makes me think Hercules could not have traveled much, else he would not have kept a journal."

-"The Innocents Abroad," Mark Twain

Friday, February 22, 2013

Heading Out

It would probably be a good idea to write about this past weekend before the next one starts! My weekend, by the way, begins today. Orchestra rehearsal beckons. ;)

Setting out (last) Friday morning, my mom and I took a plane to Atlanta, where we arrived after dealing with the first round of ,"Yes, I bought a seat for my instrument." Picking out our rental car, we drove north and pulled off the highway to stop for a late lunch when a sign promised Chick-fil-A was at that exit. To our surprise, we found it was actually the original Dwarf House, complete with a dwarf door!

After I actually went in, the man sitting at a  table across from the  door was staring at me with a mixture of disgust and confusion...  

The ride continued...

And we stopped to visit family for dinner! Another hour in the car and we finally came to our hotel. The following morning we left early for my audition - the purpose of the trip - where I performed, talked to professors and students, toured the campus, and took a theory test; pretty much the standard. It was rather cold, and began snowing while we were there - with thunder! Quite odd, as I had never experienced such before.

To celebrate, we stopped at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (which we do not have where I live). YUM!

After a short time back at the hotel, we got back in the car and headed north to meet my grandparents for dinner. At this point we were in North Carolina, and I was glad to see mountains again, even if they were in the distance!

Sunday we drove back to the airport, stopping at several places, including the Jockey Lot, on the way. In case you don't already know what it is, this is your classic American flea market. :) It was absolutely freezing when we arrived, and there were still some vendors setting up as we walked through. I did get (yet another) pair of sunglasses... who can beat $5?!

mary beth

1 comment:

  1. oh Schatzi, hab ich dir schon gesagt, wie gut mir dein Haarschnitt gefällt? Und jetzt hab ich Lust auf Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.. Bussi aus Österreich!