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My Trip to Virginia

     My spring break took me on my first solo train adventure to Virginia. There, I stayed with my friend Hannah Everly. You may know her by her absolutely adorable skirts {here} You may also know her sister, Rachel Coker, a YA author that has published two great books with Zondervan.
 
     While I was in Virginia I realized~
 
~ Train rides are truly an adventure if you make it one.
 
~ Not all train stations are as large and grand as the Philadelphia station.
 
~ I'm blessed to have many stores and places within ten minutes driving.
 
~ Honking is definitely more prevalent in New Jersey than in Virginia.
 
~ Chocolate Raspberry Gluten Free cupcakes are so yummy.
 
~ Ballroom dancing is a ton of fun.
 
~ Vintage shopping is like walking into a building clothed in stories.
 
~ I've missed the beauty of spring flowers.
 
~ I'm bad at making sassy faces for pictures.
 
~ A life slower paced than mine can be cool from time to time.
 
~ Friends are the best way to spend a spring break.
 
 
 
     This train station in Philadelphia was absolutely gorgeous!
 
 
Hannah designed and made these skirts.
 
 
Our outfits for a 50s Sock Hop we went to.
 
 
I know I can be sassy, but touching my hair is as sassy as I get in pictures...
 
 
Got to love the twinning in matching J. Crew dresses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Late night trip for popcorn.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frozen yogurt before seeing Cinderella.
 
How did you spend your spring break?
 
~Alyson
 


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  1. Looks like you had a blast. You are both so pretty, and wow your friends with Hannah. I read her sister's first book she's a great writer. Great pictures :)

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    1. Aww, thank you, Skye! Yes, Rachel is a great writer.

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  2. It looks like you had a ton of fun. ^ ^ I had a friend stay over around spring break and we went to a Korean market and had a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings marathon. ^ ^

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