We met at Weaver Street Market, which is a cooperatively owned grocery store in Carrboro, North Carolina. They have a big area out in front of the store where people sit at tables and chairs that are provided, or bring their own chairs, or just walk around. They have hula hooping, live music, LOTS of kids climbing trees, and a whole lot of fun. We made a video so y’all could all see what it is like. It made me miss Berkeley a lot!
While we were in the Market, they had a free iced coffee sample, and Lizzy and I linked arms to drink it like people do when they’re getting married. It was super cute, and made an awesome photo. Make sure to look at all the photos to see the series of photos that Brad took for that because the dogs interact a bit and they are cute!
On our way back to the car, we stopped for a fun photo shoot. We flipped our hair all different kinds of ways, and Brad took pictures of us with our hair doing fun things! We even got into a Charlie’s Angels pose! Our photo session was then crashed by someone who obviously was still feeling the effects of something he took the night before. He was wearing a green bathrobe and carried a purple plastic bag with him.
He proceeded to sit down with us and take out some lipstick that he had found on the floor. He twisted it to get about 2 cm of lipstick sticking out, and then he broke it off in his hand to try to apply to his lips. Lizzy was brave and helped him. It was a very strange encounter. Brad got pictures of all of this, and the best ones were closeups of Lizzy’s face as we were interacting with him!
Next we went to the Homestead Aquatics Center in Chapel Hill. It has been built since we moved away, but we knew the area well, as we used to take Sabrina to the dog park which is next door!
We set Brad up at one end of the pool with his new camera and tripod. Kitten laid on a towel next to him and he held her leash, and Hestia stayed in his lap. Brad was having a great time snapping pictures of us!
He got so many great photos that I don’t even know if I can describe them all! He took several series of shots rapid fire of us jumping in the water. We had a GREAT time! We did flips in the pool, handstands, swam laps… Lizzy even did the butterfly!
The handstands were, um, interesting…. Lizzy (who teaches swimming for a living) was able to do a perfect handstand with her legs together and everything. You can scroll through the series of pictures and see my legs flailing around as I tried to do it! It was pretty fun!
Lizzy taught me how to do a turn under water! It was all really really fun. But also quite tiring. When we were done swimming we went over close to Brad and posed in fun poses for him. We did a picture of us kicking water behind us, we put one leg up on the pool side, we turned our backs to the camera and looked over our shoulders. It was awesome, and Brad got great pictures.