Whirlwind

Saturday it hit me that this amazing experience is almost over.  I have 3 days left at my internship, a visit from my grandparents, a job shadow down in Alabama… then it’s all over.  How could this have happened so fast?  I took my workout outside to soak in every second of this city that I could.

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Sunday morning was spent at Barry’s Bootcamp, I’m really going to miss that place.  It’s truly a workout like no other.  Then it was time to spiff up the apartment before my Mema and Pop arrived!  Once they got here we took a look around downtown and then it was off to bed early for me.

Monday after interning we went to the American Picker’s store, had lunch at The Pharmacy, and then to the country music hall of fame!

American Pickers

American Pickers

Boots, boots, boots

Boots, boots, boots

With another day of interning done, Tuesday I squeezed in another workout at Barry’s then met Mema and Pop for lunch at Demo’s.  Great italian downtown!  Then we walked around again downtown in some of the shops before relaxing at Tootsie’s for a while!

Mema & Pop

Mema & Pop

Our favorite, Nicole Rayne

Our favorite, Nicole Rayne

Wednesday, was my last day at News 2 interning.  I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by! I’ll be sharing my video soon, so be watching my Facebook!  Mema, Pop, and I had lunch at Merchant’s mmmmmm and dinner at The Hard Rock Cafe.  I guess we do a lot of eating!

News 2 This Morning

News 2 This Morning

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

Thursday it was time for Mema and Pop to head to their next stop: Branson.  And for me to head to Birmingham!  I enjoyed having them in town so very much.  My drive was about 3 hours long and then it was time to explore!  I had lunch at Dreamland BBQ (ohhhh my goooodnes) did a little shopping, went to the botanical gardens, the Peanut depot, and the Vulcan all before heading downtown to my historic hotel, The Tutwiler. Everything was so gorgeous!

Dreamland BBQ

Dreamland BBQ

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

View from the Vulcan

View from the Vulcan

Downtown Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham

Maybe you’re wondering why I was in Birmingham… a really good reason, I promise.  Friday I job shadowed at ABC 33/40 with James Spann. It was the perfect day.  I arrived around 10:30 and got to meet the morning and the weekend meteorologists.  Watched the 11AM newscast, went out to lunch with one of the interns that was from Georgia, and then James arrived shortly after!  I had such a blast talking with him.  He was very much like my dad, playing pranks on people, cutting up and having a great time the whole evening.  He had some awesome advice for my future, as well as some of the most encouraging comments I have ever received.  I’m so thankful to have him as a reference, and am so looking forward to what the future holds.

The James Spann

The James Spann

From Nashville,
Shelby