Columbia

I’m back again! This time from an extended weekend out of town to Missouri. My husband and I helped move some of our best friends up to Columbia as they are pursuing higher education at Mizzou/Universty of Missouri. I’m so proud of them! (Selfishly though, I wish they didn’t have to move.  Don’t know what we’re going to do without them around here.)

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 I had never been to Columbia before, and I must say I kind of fell in love with the place! Not only was it beautiful, but there was zero humidity, zero bugs, and pleasant 70-80 degree temps in the middle of August. A refreshing change from Arkansas!

My favorite thing about the city though, was the historic university. We got to stroll around campus on our last evening there, and oh my goodness, the architecture of some of the buildings was so gorgeous it literally took my breath away. Here’s a few of my favorite Instagram shots from our walk taken by my lovely friend Laura:

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The whole place felt magical.

We also took a walk downtown and stopped in the best little coffee shop and roastary, Lakota Coffee Co. I had the most delicious double shot Mocha on the recommendation of my friend Chris, who is pretty much the authority on good coffee.

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I just loved the interior with the brick walls, original art and rustic furnishings! It felt cozy & collected.

Our walk took us even farther where we found the Columbia Public Library. The building itself was a piece of contemporary art! It was designed by Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture.
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What a grand adventure it was and a special time with our friends. We will of course be visiting them as much as possible and I look forward to covering more ground together on our next trip!

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