Service, Hot Chicken, and Good Music

We started this week off by being a part of the 2nd annual Magic City Miracle, a community service day hosted by the United Methodist Church. Last year we, along with our small group, delivered baked goods to local firefighters and this year we repainted two offices at Birmingham Aids Outreach. It was such a fun service project for a wonderful organization.







After painting, we had worked up quite an appetite. So, we headed a few blocks over to Railroad Park for Trucks by the Tracks- a festival like event featuring the best of Birmingham's food trucks and live entertainment. Although I do love my Birmingham food trucks, we headed straight for one food truck that came all the way from Nashville called Biscuit Love. We ordered the Princess (biscuit, Nashville's own "hot" chicken, honey, housemade pickles and mustard). When we walked up (more like sprinted since we came close to the end of the event), we were covered in paint. John and I told the lady working the truck how we had been painting all day but had come just for their food. She was so thankful that she gave us free hot chicken! How awesome is that?



We scored a spot  in front of the talented Birmingham musician Gip Gipson to enjoy our delicious meal. Gip is a former railroad car builder who now spends his time playing the blues and running Gip's Place (a true juke joint) in Bessemer. He is an awesome guitarist, singer, and a Birmingham legend. So, it was quite the treat to catch him and his band playing as the final live entertainment act of the day. 

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Monday night we had the opportunity to see another great live act. After dinner we went downtown to Workplay to catch one of my favorite musicians, Gregory Alan Isakov in concert. He and his band hail from Colorado and rarely tour east of the Kansas state line. So, I was ecstatic when I found that he was not only coming out east, but to Birmingham.  The show was phenomenal and he played all of my favorites.



Tuesday, we continued the live music trend by seeing Local Natives in concert at Iron City. The show in one word was "electric". The band was so talented and they never ran out of energy. I loved every minute of it and will definitely be seeing them in concert again if the opportunity arises!


















Wednesday, I took a break from the "concert-goin" and spent time with John grocery shopping. Since we only grocery shop once a month, it's quite the event. Thursday, I was thrilled to have a girls' night at La Paz with my sweet friends Lauren and Jenny. We met to party plan since we are hosting a couple's shower for another one of our friends, but got to catch up with one another in the process. Good conversation paired with La Paz's  Skinny Girl Margarita made for a wonderful way to top of the day.


This weekend looks to be as fun and eventful as this week! Here's to new memories and great times with the people that I love! 

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