It’s Monday, and a happy Monday at that as I have today off from work. Don’t get too excited, as I’ll be driving for about 8 hours today! I spent Friday night to Monday morning outside of Harrisburg, PA, visiting my brother and sister-in-law.
I took a half day at work on Friday, and hit the road, arriving to their house a little after 8. Let me tell you, driving 8.5 hours while on the Whole30 sure was something. It was easy eating wise, as I had my cooler all packed with plenty of meals, but man, the fluctuation of moods sure was something! I would be energetic, then exhausted, happy, then really annoyed. Luckily this only last on Friday, and by the weekend I kicked the mood swings.
We spent Friday night just relaxing, eating and playing a board games.
My energy wasn’t as low as I had expected it to be, but this was one of the times that I was thankful for Ryan and Chelsey’s love of sleeping in! You know I was all about getting as much sleep as possible! We slept until a little after 9 am, and ate breakfast while watching House Hunters.
After breakfast, we headed around the corner to the West Shore Farmer’s Market, which made me feel like a little kid in heaven! The market has everything you could imagine; produce, donuts, pizza, baked goods, & meat.We were there for the produce, and I stocked up on an awesome deal on sweet potatoes. 69 cents a pound! Not only were the sweet potatoes locally grown, but they were so vibrantly orange and tasted better than any I have ever bought in the store.From there, it was on to the gym, and gosh, their women’s gym is oodles better than mine is back home!After our workout, we went home, ate, showered, relaxed, and then Chelsey and I went out shopping while Ryan did grad school work. Around 7, we headed into downtown Harrisburg for their friend’s birthday celebration. We ate dinner at Firehouse Restaurant, before bar hoping until midnight. The night was a lot of fun and their friends are such a funny group!Paris <310 hours of sleep on Sunday. It. Was. Glorious! We all woke up a little after 10, and after a big breakfast, we headed to Hawk Rock for a 3.1 mile hike! Loved making it an active rest day in the great outdoors. It was even 60 degrees out, which is crazy for mid-November! Aunt Mare – they say hi! 🙂
Turns out that we actually missed the trail entrance because Ryan parked in front of it, so we ended up hiking a completely random trail, haha!The views were mostly of the woods, but we did happen upon a stream at one point, and yes, Ryan brought his walking stick from home.
What did you do this weekend?