April 1, 2015

North Carolina 2015 | Phoenix Challenge ll

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After a pretty restless night (that's just always how it is for me the first night), we woke up at around 6:30, I believe. After eating breakfast, we headed out to the school for our first morning of the competition. Keara and I had our written test first, which we both had to take separately. We both did very well, and then we watched Nate and Joe compete in their press run. After this ended we headed to our math test and then lunch.

After lunch about half of the contestants in the challenge went on a tour of CCL Label. This was such a unique experience, and the things we saw and learned there were incredible. It was also raining. I love rain, and I hadn't seen rain in so long, so that was a happy thing (despite how the one snapchat  in the video may make it seem).

After the tour we were done for the day, so we headed back to the hotel, changed, and headed to the SouthPark mall. After looking around and hanging out (and having a bit of an awkward moment) for a couple of hours, we went to Buca di Beppo and had a delicious dinner there. Next we headed back to the hotel where we made tea for the two tea drinkers, and then walked around outside in the rain and dusk and talked and laughed and just had fun. We spent the remainder of the night trying to come up with a fun game to play (that really didn't work at all), talking, drinking hot chocolate, taking pictures (mostly just me), and laughing at basically everything.
xo, rn
Photographs
i, Keara and I after taking the written test // ii, touring CCL label // iii, idk, rainy day selfie i think // iv, this was right after we stole borrowed some leftover pizzas from lunch // v, cuz i like chocolate. (but this chocolate actually made me feel sick so) // vi & vii, the SouthPark Mall // viii, Tiramisu at Buca di Beppo // viiii, some of the unique art on the walls at Buca di Beppo // x, behind the scenes of Nate helping me "take the perfect picture" as he would say // xi, Joe (i think he's trying to be cool) // xii, hot chocolate (with special names by Keara)


4 comments:

  1. One: I love rain too! Two: I also love your pictures. Three, "borrowed" leftover pizza? I need the story ^_^

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    1. haha, yes! rain! also, thank you thank youuuu!
      and haha, it was kind of an adventure thing. there was a lot of leftover pizza so we went in and kinda walked into some kind of meeting, so we ducked out of there and grabbed some pizzas from the fridge and ran off haha (obviously this isn't detail-filled, but you get the gist?)

      xx, rn

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  2. this sounds like so much fun!!!!
    and rain is the best :)

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