Wide Open Spaces
Happy weekend! We've been in the midwest since Wednesday afternoon and are really enjoying ourselves. Vacation is nice. Sometimes, I forget how nice when I haven't gone on vacation for a while.
Wednesday morning was an early one with a 4:30 am wakeup call and a 6:15 flight. I wore my Keens for traveling and they were awesome. Even got a compliment in the Salt Lake airport.
Wednesday night, we headed out on the town near Pete's brother Jon and his wife Cheryl's place. It's so nice to be able to walk to restaurants, bars and shops - almost too convenient (we walked to lululemon and I bought some new running shorts).
The group (minus me) - Cheryl, Jon and Pete
Dinner was intended to be tacos at northstar, but after 1.5 hr wait, we bagged that idea. Someday, we'll be back.
Drinks and flatbread pizza and then on to more filling pizza at Piece. Full belly.
Thursday we headed over to the manfriend's sister's and then parents' house. I was more than ready for a little sweatage after 24+ hrs of no exercise. Busted out 4.75 miles before dinner.
This morning, I headed out for a run before everything got going. Pete's parents live on a lake so there's always a nice view.
I finished 10 miles running past cornfields and wide open spaces.
Half of the crew went golfing while the others of us just hung around the house and went walking.
We got back to the house after meeting everyone for lunch post golf trip. Some people got to yard work and others (myself) took a nap.
The manfriend wants to own a riding lawn mower someday. This chore was his dream come true.
So far, our trip to the midwest has been really nice. Highlights have been: seeing Pete's family, festive drinks and exploring Chicago. Getting a taste of the big city makes me REALLY want to move to one.
Well, time to get ready for dinner. We're heading BACK to the golf course (near Pete's parents' house) for dinner because it's "the place to be." Oh life in a small town.
Any fun plans for your weekend? Tomorrow is our Michigan engagement party - fun stuff!