Sunday, July 18, 2010

Look at Auburn

Unknown Mami
or rather the city of my college years

Today, I'd like to show you all around Auburn, Alabama ... where I spent 4.5 wonderful years ... where I met my husband ... home of the Auburn Tigers, and known as 'The loveliest Village on the Plains'

"The Deserted Village"

1 Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain, 

2 Where health and plenty cheer'd the labouring swain,
3 Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
4 And parting summer's lingering blooms delay'd:[...]
-Oliver Goldsmith

I love walking around downtown Auburn.  It has the charm of a small town that comes alive on a quiet summer Saturday.  Summer is the best time to explore a college town!

Cheeburger Cheeburger ... they serve their kids burgers in paper Cadillacs and have Trivial Pursuit cards on the table to play while you are waiting 

Here you will find arguably the best cup of hand squeezed lemonade ... also possibly the most expensive ;-)

Here are some 'charm' pictures I found on the streets of downtown

The marque bell tower on campus.  I would love to walk all over the town and take pictures, but my battery died ... which was probably a good thing considering we had a wedding to go to that evening.  Perhaps one day because this town is truly beautiful and charming

Orange and blue flowers in front of Samford Hall


Kirby3131 said...

I love to walk around town and take pictures - that's about the only way I get out of the house LOL

Auburn looks like a lovely place - thanks so much for the tour. Hope you enjoyed the wedding!

Kristin - The Goat

RNSANE said...

Well, this was quite a surprise! Though I've lived in the San Francisco area for the past 33 years, I am from Columbus, GA, graduated from Columbus High School and have great memories of Auburn and summers spent swimming at Lake Chewalca. My first college football experience was the GA - Auburn game and I always rooted for Auburn unless they played GA. My brother and nephews all went to GA Tech.

Sadly, my mom suffered a stroke when I was home in Columbus in Feb and is now in assisted living near my brother in Atlanta so, at 65, I don't know if I'll ever see Columbus or Auburn again. I enjoyed this visit.

Amy said...

I have a good friend that went to Auburn. I recently traveled to Tuscaloosa for business and he came to see me but kidded that he'd need to wear a disguise.

Joanna Jenkins said...

The campus bell tower is fabulous! Auburn looks like a lovely place. I've never been before so thanks for the tour.
Happy SIMC,

Life with Kaishon said...

Your town looks so fun. Very charming and southernly sweet : )

I always love your posts. You make me smile! And whenever I click over and see that blog header I just feel happy!

Unknown Mami said...

You really make me want to go for a visit. It looks like a delightful place.