The summer of 2003 - was Emily's 21st birthday. Earlier in the year our good friend Candace had gotten married and moved to North Carolina (husband in Army/Militiary). This was such a special trip for a few reasons.
-my first plane ride
-only like 2nd or 3rd trip not taken with parents
-the fun we had!
After half a day of flying we get to North Carolina. Eddie and Ace pick us up from the airport and proceed to drive another 2 hours to their house. Eddie started grilling out while Ace, Em, and I made a beer run. Emily challenged Eddie to a toe to toe battle with crown and coke. Not the best plan, however I have to say she held her own for most of the night. *most*...well the next day Eddie took us to a water park at a lake. We climbed tall wooden towers in the middle lake and swung out on ropes and zipped down ziplines. This was by far my favorite day. Later we went to a little hole in the wall bar where laughed and drank and played darts. Needless to say the next day we slept in and re-cooped. That night we went to a dance club. One side of the club was hip-hop and the other country. We danced and took shots. When we were leaving this guy just kept calling out, "angel, my angel". The order and exact details are a little fuzzy....due mainly to alcohol at the time and the fact that its been almost 10 years. I was so happy to get to see our dear friends. Eddie- by far one of funnest people ever! A trip I will never forget...