I met Maria and George at their hotel and we drove to the Vulcan. He is the big statue dedicated to iron here in Birmingham. They have a very pretty park to walk around and vistas to see the city. Then we drove to the Irondale Cafe and met up with Kristen for lunch. The Irondale Cafe is neat because The Whistlestop Cafe in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes is based on this place, so it has a lot of character and the food is pretty good too!! We took lots of pictures and laughed and laughed. George was sweet enough to be our photographer for the day! He did great a great job! I took my camera but since Maria and Kristen had theirs I didn't want to make the photographers job any harder by adding a third camera and they said I could steal their pics, so it's all good!!
Once we left the restaurant we headed to the Galleria mall. We had a blast walking around, laughing, taking pictures we weren't supposed be taking, trying on nail polish, hats and headbands!! We had a little makeover in the middle of the mall, so much fun! Unfortunately we had to say good-bye to Kristen after we were done shopping :( The good news is that Kristen and I are close enough that we normally get together at least once a week!! I feel very lucky to have her so close!
Maria, George and myself then took off to Johnny Ray's. It is a bbq place that has THE BEST lemon ice box pie EVER! It was a lot later than any of realized so we ended up eating a little for dinner and then the pie! I don't need to hear the crap about eating pie!! I am losing weight and I wanted pie dang it!!
We left Johnny Ray's and I took them back to their hotel so they could leave for the next leg on their journey. I was sad to see them go :(
Maria and George are an amazing couple!! We had good conversation the whole day, they are so sweet! This is the 3rd time I have seen Maria but I feel like I have known her my whole life!
Here are the pictures I have so far. You may have seen them on Kristens blog, but here they are again!
George, Maria, Myself and Kristen
Me, Maria and Kristen
Being silly! Maria got the giggles so she was nominated for the "speak no evil" :)
Our mini makeover!
Christmas decorations already?! I am not ready!
We are friends every day except for Saturdays during football season :) Love you girl!!