Another weekend in the books that officially felt like summer! You know, the kind of summer you had as a kid.
We drove over to Central Oregon Saturday morning after I had cranked out about 7 miles to camp and look at more wedding venues. Mixing a little summer fun with work made it much more enjoyable. The venue searching can be fun, but is also stressful when all you can think about is the $$$.
Why do dogs love sticking their entire heads out the window so much? Ridiculous.
My parents' campsite outside of Sisters, OR. They have a trailer (not shown), which makes camping more convenient, especially for meal prep and sleeping, but we brought our tent.
Dueling bikes! Dad on the dirt bike and Pete on the mountain bike.
The manfriend and I checked out a few new venues to both of us and a few that my mom and I had already looked at. Honestly, they all have good qualities about them, but I'm not sure if one of them is calling to me at the moment.
Loved this big deck and the adirondak chairs!
Big open lawn for ceremony, festivities, etc.
Overall, it was a good process and I'm really glad that I had set up appointments at a few locations. I feel like we have a better idea of what we want, but am still not certain on anything.
We really want our guests to be nearby and not go home after the reception or to a hotel across town. And we'd love to have most of the party continue on after the reception. I think that has a lot to do with location of hotel in proximity to the venue, the guests and the nearby establishments.
On the running front: Last week was a step back week for me because my body needed it and this week will probably be fairly steady, but not high mileage as we leave for the midwest on Wednesday!
Sunday we stopped along the McKenzie River Trail on our way home for a short run. I had Jonah on the leash, which I do NOT recommend (she was trying to keep up with Pete who was ahead of us). We lasted about 4.2 miles, which was fine for me and exhausting for her. Not as much time on the trail as I would have hoped, but something is better than nothing!
My goal while we're on vacation is to run almost daily, knowing that my runs won't be super long OR hilly, but that I'm keeping my mileage up. Less than three weeks until the 50K!
Best summer memory as a kid? My mom is an elementary school so I have many fond memories of fun outings we'd do because she was home - to the cabin, the county fair, the pool. Oh and riding bikes with friends to each others' houses.