Brian and I love Blacksburg, Virginia intensely. We went to school there, fell in love there, got married there. We have so many wonderful memories together and the four years we spent there were magical.
With each passing year, it’s become harder to visit. Now that we are moving to Texas in the next couple of months, we decided to spontaneously plan a weekend trip there with my mom and the kids. On Friday we drove four hours and it was like coming home again.
After checking into our hotel, the first order of business was getting dinner and drinks. The drinks were needed badly, especially when your two year old is running on a 20 minute nap. Also, it is wonderfully inexpensive to drink in a college town.
Naturally we had to introduce Bunny officially to the Hokie Bird. She was a little scared at first, but quickly warmed up and fully embraced all things Hokie.
There was a new-to-us cupcake shop downtown and naturally I wanted to try it out. I had the red velvet, Brian had the cinnamon roll, and my mom and Bunny shared the chocolate. It was so good.
Bunny decided to get up after only six hours of sleep. At four in the morning.
Yes. Four in the morning.
Where do you go at four in the morning when everyone else is still sleeping?
It was just the two of us walking up and down the aisles.
After everyone else woke up, we had local donuts and it was like biting into heaven. Well, heaven in chocolatey, doughy, creamy goodness.
We ate on the campus which was like a cute mini-picnic and wandered through campus and reminiscing about our younger years.
After shopping and lunch, we took the kids back to the hotel for a nap. Brian stayed with them while my mom and I went to a couple of antique malls and thrifting. (I’ll share my treasures soon.)
This little balance bike was one of the fun finds at the children’s thrift store. Bunny was so very spoiled this weekend. She loves, loves her balance bike. (More on that soon too.)
We finished off the trip with a walk through the Duck Pond and brunch downtown.
We timed it perfectly so that Bunny slept most of the way home. Nagini on the other hand, had a complete meltdown from being in the car seat way too long.
This weekend was a happy, exhausting time. It went by so quickly. I have no idea when the next time we will come back.
Brian joked we’ll be back when we bring the girls for their orientation at Virginia Tech. I hope it won’t be that long though!