Hellooooooo blog world. Are you all having a great Monday? Is there even such a thing as a great Monday? Well, despite the fact that crawling out of bed this morning to work out was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done (slight exaggeration, I admit) the rest of my day is going well 🙂 But let’s recap the weekend, shall we?
Friday evening started the weekend off with a bang as I went over to my friend’s apartment in DC for the aforementioned Olympics party. She was a great hostess and provided us all with red and blue drinks, red white and blue pretzel M&M snacks, and popcorn torches.
Then we filled up our drinks and sat around watching the Opening Ceremony and the Walk of Nations. What did you guys think of the ceremony? At first I was a little underwhelmed, and frankly thrown off by the story-telling aspect of it all. Eventually though, I realized that I liked all the choreography with the kids on their beds and enjoyed the dances at the end especially. I think it was definitely one of those things where at first you are like eh I don’t know about this and then later when you see recaps you’re like that was so cool! Haha, what did you guys think?
On Saturday morning Fabio and I woke up bright and early for attempt number 2 at reaching King’s Dominion. The result?
This time we left early enough that the traffic was minimal and we reached King’s Dominion by around 11:00 a.m.
While we were en route to KD, I read some yelp reviews on my phone so we would be prepared for the best rides (it was a long car ride ha). One review suggested buying the Fast Lane passes which, while pretty expensive at $45 a pop, let you bypass all of the lines. On a Saturday in July, we thought this was a pretty crucial luxury and, since Fabio bought the tickets via a Groupon and saved us some money, we decided to go for it. Although we felt a little guilty for spending so much on the passes, we hardly ever go to amusement parks and we decided we might as well live it up! YOLO!
Let me just tell you, it was so worth it. We didn’t wait in line anywhere for more than ten minutes and we were able to ride all the rides we wanted (some even twice). For one popular ride, the Volcano, we overheard the people in line behind us say that they’d been waiting for over an hour. We sheepishly grinned at each other since we’d been in line for only 5 minutes (and were about to get on) and had already ridden the ride once already. Woopsie! Best $45 I ever spent.
Once we had been there a little while, our stomachs started to rumble and we decided to grab some lunch. We first walked into an air conditioned “grill” hoping to find something good to eat, but after getting one whiff of the oil and fried foods we high-tailed it out of there in search of something a little more figure-friendly (although I do love fried foods on occasion, the smell of this place was GROSS). Suddenly we rounded the corner and saw
heaven Subway!! Woohoo!
After riding around on a few more rides, including some water slides, we eventually called it quits and headed home. We were exhausted from all the walking around in the sun! We had a fun evening watching the Olympics on the couch with Jack, and even indulged in some delivery Chinese food for dinner (beef & broccoli + General Tso’s = the perfect lazy evening).
On Sunday morning I hopped out of bed and took Jack on a quick two-mile run. When I returned, I whipped up some whole wheat pancakes for breakfast.
Then Fabio and I headed over to some tennis courts near us to practice our game (I counted the run and the tennis as part of my cardio of choice for Tina’s best body bootcamp).
After hitting the ball around for a while, it became apparent that we are not very good at tennis. In fact, I was snapping some pictures of Fabio when he accidentally hit the ball over the fence and hit a lady in the neighboring court!!
Lol! Obviously he apologized to the lady for hitting her and retrieved the ball. I think we need some more practice haha!
Later on Sunday afternoon we did some cleaning & chores around the apartment, before eventually going for a two-mile walk up to Trader Joe’s for some groceries. Naturally we stopped on the way home for froyo.
Then a few hours later for dinner I made us some skinny buffalo chicken wraps and crispy baked french fries. They were awesome!
Then we spent the rest of the evening relaxing and watching the Olympics! They were pretty much playing 24-7 the entire weekend, which was nice. The gymnasts are definitely my favorite, and I could live without the basketball games thankyouverymuch. Seems to me like I have to sit through enough basketball games without the Olympics lol.
Anyway, how was your weekend? Did you go anywhere fun? Flip upside down on any roller coasters? Or maybe you found an excuse to turn an errand into a stop for froyo 😉 Do tell!