Monday, January 7, 2013

Toto, I think we're in Kansas now...our Rock Chalkin' Roadtrip

This winter break Brad and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend time with the ones we love as well as take our first road trip as a married couple. My parents graciously offered to watch Manny and we set off on our adventure.

With GPS, Triptik, and printed out directions we set out on the road bright and early. The drive went very smoothly in Brad's truck, the Friar, and we jammed out to the 80s hits on Pandora. We were even introduced to three new turnpikes which shortened our trip by 30 minutes! It's amazing how much can change in the 6 years since I've driven to Kansas from Dallas.

Once in Kansas City we spent some time with Judy and her family as well as explored my favorite outlet mall, The Legends.
Brad even made an archaeological discovery...ok maybe not really

Judy and I even returned to the scene of the crime....where our friendship began
and we bonded over a hot pair of red boots

Later on that night, we introduced Brad to the Sushi Train and the spot where I asked Rosie and Judy to be my bridesmaids.

The next day we visited my home away from home and beloved alma mater, The University of Kansas

We even found Manny a sweatshirt from my favorite store, ACME

We also took Brad on a driving tour of Lawrence to visit my dorm from freshman year, Hillel, my old apartment, and the house Rosie and I lived in when I moved back to Lawrence

Once back in Kansas City, we woke up to this outside our window as well, as a lovely case of food poisoning for me

Needless to stay, we couched it all day in Judy's place and introduced her to the amazingness that is "Amish Mafia" and "Shahs of Sunset." I missed out on seeing some friends unfortunately, but that's what other trips are for! Once the food posioning was out of my system we took a trip to the Plaza.

That night we rang in the New Year (minus Rosie, whom unfortunately couldn't make it because of the crazy snow and ice on the roads) at the Alamo Drafthouse.

The next day we left in the morning to head back to Texas to see the family and spend some quality time with our little muppet, Manny, whom we missed dearly.

All in all, it was a wonderful trip and we can't wait to hopefully see our friends again soon here!!

About Mariam

Life is sweet

Life is sweet

And they lived happily ever after

And they lived happily ever after

One day a beautiful Jewish girl met a nice Jewish boy and made their mothers very, very, very happy

One day a beautiful Jewish girl met a nice Jewish boy and made their mothers very, very, very happy

About Me

For those of you who know me, writing has always been one of my passions, with the exception of my Masters or any ridiculously long testament within the wide world of Academia. I've only had the pleasure of blogging a couple of times, mostly for a few classes in graduate school, but figured it was time to organize my numerous thoughts and musings with all of you out there in cyber land. I created this page because my mind is always running and often times my thoughts get lost in the hubub. Plus, my friends have always said that I'm a great storyteller, so I'd love to share them now with you. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this... Throughout the past 33 years of my life I've seen, heard, and experienced so many different things as well as had many adventures and dream of so many possibilities. But in short, what it comes down to is this..I'm just a little Jubana trying to make a difference in the world. Everyday I live my life to the fullest and have fun doing it. Life can't always be about work or how much money you make. There's so much more to life than that.