Weekend Recap: Sunday in Macon

As those who know me can attest, I am not a spur of the moment kind of gal. But when I got a Groupon email about Styx tickets in a town just an hour and a half away, I knew I had to act. For some reason, Christopher loves Styx. They're fun, but not my favorite rock group {Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, and The Eagles tend to top my lists}. But with such a steal on tickets, we decided to make a day of it and go.

I've spent some time in Macon throughout my life, and it holds a special place in my heart since it is where Phi Mu was founded at Wesleyan College in 1852. I've been to the college and seen a lot of the historical items they've collected throughout the years, but had never visited the grave of one of the founders who is actually buried in town. So to go along with our semi-spontaneous trip to Macon, we stopped by Riverside Cemetery to check out the grave of Martha Hardaway Redding, one of the three founders of Phi Mu.

We then went to eat at The Rookery before the concert which was so yummy! Homemade chips and pimento cheese as a starter, and one of the best burgers I've had in  a long time with pepper jack cheese, guacamole, and bacon on top. After dinner we made one more Phi Mu related stop at the Cannonball House. This beautiful antebellum home has a lot of history itself, but it also carries on the history of Phi Mu by recreating the original Philomathean Society room in its front parlor and is home to many original Phi Mu artifacts. 

The concert was held at the Macon City Auditorium which turned out to be the best location. It's a beautiful building, and much more intimate feeling than the coliseum which turned out to work in our favor. Thanks to our Groupon tickets, we ended up with fifth row seats. Awesome, right? Turns out, not as awesome as my sweet-talking fiance who ended up snagging spots right up at the stage right before the concert started! Check out some of the awesome pictures from the evening: 

And to cap it all off, Christopher even got a guitar pick at the end of the show! Now if only Mondays were this exciting...

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  1. This would be my dream trip (well, one of them) because in all my years of being a Phi Mu, I've never been to Macon. And on top of that, I love Styx . . . AND pimento cheese!
    Yep, a perfect day for me!

    1. I laughed at first, as most people who know Macon would not put it on their list of dream trips, but I totally agree with you for all those reasons! I'm super picky about pimento cheese, but this one was excellent. Not too spicy or slimy.


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