a couple of weekends ago phillip and i had the wonderful opportunity to return to my college town of athens, ga. the occasion, yes, did revolve around georgia football, but we made the most of the weekend by visiting some places home to my fondest memories while i was in school.
we had driven in town friday night to soak up every minute of athens we could, and since we hadn’t stopped for dinner on our drive in, the first order of business was some food at none other than the famous keba. we both ordered double lamb sandwiches with fries as the side, and i think it was the quietest meal we’d had in a while because we were enjoying it all so much! keba did have a location in atlanta for a bit (with the great taste of the original), but it shut down and i’ve of course been craving it ever since. it was a perfect start to what would become a pretty perfect weekend.
we cleared our table and drove over to nathan and samantha’s house. i’ve known nathan since college when, as freshmen, we met in the redcoat marching band. he and samantha have lived in athens for several years now and always are kind to open their home to friends and family. it’s not often we get to see them, so it was a special treat to catch up on life and football and everything in between. we did plenty of that especially the next morning over coffee and bagels (which we brought from emerald city in east atlanta) before nathan, phillip, and i drove to campus to join in on the gameday experience. it was an extra special occasion because it was our homecoming weekend against kentucky, and even though it rained nonstop all day, the bulldog nation still showed up nicely to support the team.
nathan had redcoat duties, so phillip and i donned our ponchos and took a sloshy walk through north campus. as i imagine many graduates do when they are visiting their old stomping grounds, i pointed out to phillip all the different buildings and where i had class and which lobbies were the best for napping. the rain couldn’t keep our cheery demeanor down, especially once we arrived at the arch, because taking a picture under the arch is always something to smile about. 🙂
hungry for a bite, we shuffled into the taco stand. now, i did not do a lot of downtown eating when i was in college, but one spot i frequented was the taco stand, especially when my younger brother clark visited, as it was his absolute favorite spot in town. phillip and i lucked out with a couple of stools at the bar, so we de-layered, ordered chips and salsa and a couple of beers, and enjoyed the gameday atmosphere.