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saturday and sunday we went to aiken, sc
to get out of the house, out of town, out
of here.

we stayed at the hotel aiken
which had creaking wooden stairs and tall
ceilings and orange throws across the bed.

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and black and white tile in the bathroom

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we spent a little time walking around
and then got in the car to search out
a goodwill emporium where i found
dresses for etsy and dresses for myself
and a couch and chair and dresser that i
wished could've fit in my pocket and come
along home.

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once done we went to aiken
brewing co.
for beer and dinner. the menu
wasn't quite veg friendly but we made do
with onion rings and house salads and
bruschetta.

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downtown there were three weddings
and everywhere was abuzz
and awash in visitors and
bouquets. everyone stood around
uncomfortably in suits and
ties and dresses that they
never wear.

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after a few separately and a few
shared we left to cash in our free
drink tickets at the hotel bar.
there we did things we never do
like play darts and listen to
mustang sally.

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the jim fisher band (and me):
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by the end of the night i was
very drunk girl wobbly and clothing
adverse and boyfriend friendly.

the next morning i ate away my
headache with a veggie and egg
quesadilla from new moon cafe.
m had spinach and swiss quiche
and coffee. we both had the
best parfaits with fresh warm
mixed berry toppings.

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i took one last photo of the hotel and
m took one last photo of my one last
photo taking and we went for a walk
about hopeland gardens.

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before heading home we drove up
to augusta, ga and grabbed tea
and cookies at a second new moon
location and strolled downtown
and the riverwalk. on the way
back we took the long way through
peach fields and farm towns
stopping at a produce stand for
tomatoes we would eat that night
with white bread and mayonnaise
for tomato sandwiches.

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