Wednesday, May 8, 2013


If you don't know, I attend Appalachian State University in Boone (well technically, I finished up yesterday). I love this little town so much. As I sit here trying to write something about how I feel about this place, I can't. I don't know if words could ever do my feelings justice. Here are some of the reasons I love this place:

Blue Ridge Parkway

Arial view of Boone and the campus. 

Campus in the Fall 

Durham Park at the campus entrance
Belk Library
More campus views. 
Kidd Brewer Stadium 

Double rainbow over the stadium

Arial view of the stadium

Claim to fame :) 

That river. 

Weirdly enough, I'm going to miss the snow. I have amazing memories associated with the snow and I love a good snow day spent watching movies, pigging out and cuddling. 

Notice the beer in the snow coozie...

My back porch a couple years ago

Others teams normally can't handle our snow


On top of all the gorgeous in this town, I owe it a lot. Mainly for all the wonderful people I met here. And of course, Christian. Had I not come to visit one day in April 2010, I never would have come here or met him. 

Now to end this post, here are a few things I won't miss about this town. 

The Appalcart. This is our bus system and it's free. Free is great but ohmygod  the drivers are awful. Almost every day I'm pretty sure my life is ending and it flashes before my eyes.

The inconsistent weather.  In January, we had floods, record breaking winds, spring weather and a blizzard in the span of 4 day. FOUR DAYS.  It's the hardest thing to prepare for. I love snow in the winter (October - February/March here) but that's it. 

Living situations. Boone is small and on top of a mountain. Therefore, there isn't a lot of space for new apartments. This leads to very high priced apartments for not-so-nice places. My apartments haven't been the worst ever but they've definitely been over-priced. I'm ready for Charlotte and some nice apartments, already!

Potholes.  This may seem weird, but they are everywhere. It killssss the alignment on my car. 

Roadwork. We joke in Boone that there are four seasons: "almost winter", "winter", "still winter" and "roadwork". The second the snow stops, the roadwork begins. It makes driving anytime between 10:30am and 2pm and again 4pm til 6pm the most frustrating thing in the world. 

Sorry if this was boring, but this town is so special and unique that I had to give it a post of its own. Now I'm off to pack and clean all day in between episodes of Scandal because I. AM. DONE! 

Happy Hump Day! ;)


Katelyn said...

The campus looks so beautiful!

Leslie said...

That campus looks gorgeous! I see so many bloggers who talk about Boone.. it makes me want to visit!

Lauren said...

Aw, that campus looks beautiful!! xo