Friday, November 9, 2012

Jacob's visit

As the weekend aproaches, it brings to mind some of the fun we've had the past few weekends. One such weekend was back about 2 weeks ago when Daniel's brother, Jacob, came for a visit!

Jacob got in on Friday evening and after some catching up we started watching The Hunger Games. I'm pretty lame and wound up falling asleep about 30 minutes into the movie and woke up right at the end. The guys tell me they enjoyed it, though. Anywho, the next day we had fun hanging out at our apartment, later the guys went to a movie, and then that afternoon we had fun exploring Five Points.

Our first stop was Charlemagne Records. We had a lot of fun sifting through old albums and cassettes and finding new releases as well. Daniel found a rare Beatles record (I think it was like $200!!), but most of the music there is incredibly reasonably priced. It is just a fun place to explore. The people who work there are so nice and will even special order music for you if you don't find what you're looking for. Daniel bought a John Coltrane CD and we enjoyed listening to that in the car on our way home.

The guys looking through some records..
Inside of Charlemagne Records

Left: Jacob & Daniel in the stairwell, Right: Daniel and I outside of the store

After leaving the record store we decided to walk around and explore some more of the area. My friend, Stormy, once told me that if she had to pick a last meal it would be from The Pancake House. I hadn't seen this before so it was a nice surprise to find the restaurant she was referencing. We'll have to go back and try it some time. (I feel like if someone tells you they would choose a certain restaurant for their last meal you should probably take that recommendation to heart.. just sayin').

As we headed further into Five Points we came across a beautiful church and a statue of Brother Bryan (there is a men's ministry named for him in Birmingham). We planned to explore the church a little bit, so I took this picture of the guys and we were going to head across the street.

While the guys were looking at the statue I looked across the street at the church. About that time I noticed that there were some guys who looked like they were about to get into a fight- and one was not wearing any pants. Soooo.... we cut our exploration short and went home. Hahaha! We often feel like country mice in the big city and afternoons like that are part of the reason why.

We really enjoyed having Jacob here for the weekend and can't wait for him to come visit again! The leaves here have changed and are so beautiful.. anyone want to come visit next?

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