This was one of the better long weekends I’ve had in a very long time. If you missed out on the first half of it, you can read the recap here.
The 2nd half of my weekend was just as fun and tiring.
On Sunday morning, after a rough 3.7 mile run in the sticky heat, Lindsay and I took off for a road trip to Burlington and Essex Jct., VT.
Not before a truck slammed on his brakes at a yellow light and made me slam on mine, resulting in this. Seriously though, this was 2 minutes into my drive. The cooler contents spilled every where, and I had to pick ice out of every possible place.
Luckily, the next 2 1/2 hours flew by without any problems arising.
Once we arrived in Essex Jct., I gave Lindsay a little tour around the town. I lived in Essex Jct., from the age 6-12, so it was fun showing Lindsay my neighborhood, the downtown area, and the schools I went to. We were joking about how it felt like the hometown date on The Bachelor.
Our next stop was downtown Burlington, more specifically, Church Street. We had roughly an hour and a half to kill, so we walked Church St for a bit, going in and out of stores.
It was SO gorgeous down at the lake, and it really made me miss living in the area and having this right near by.
When I asked Lindsay what I should do in my picture, a hottie walked by and told me to just stand there and smile. The thought of that made me feel awkward, so I just went with an awkward diva pose.
Around 5, we left Lake Champlain and headed back into Essex Jct., for the Champlain Valley Fair, which my family frequented every year that we lived there. Sadly, it was such a letdown and not as good as I remembered.
We had about an hour+ to kill before the real reason behind the trip, so we goofed around the fair, and I made Lindsay pose behind this cutout. I don’t know why she puts up with me. 🙂
And then, at 6:30, we headed to our seats for the real reason we came to Vermont and the fair.
Kip Moore and Toby Keith were playing an end of summer show at the fairgrounds. Kip rocked the stage for 55 minutes, and I fell in love with him even more than I had been. I’m not a fan of Toby Keith, so watching him perform was miserable. It didn’t help that I had an excruciating headache, but Lindsay was loving it, so I sucked it up… and then I was the girl playing on her phone during the last 1/3 of the concert. Hey, girls gotta do something to stay sane!
The drive home was miserable, and we got hit with random torrential downpours. We split the drive, and by the time I got home at 1 am, I was more than ready for bed.
I woke up with the same headache, and vegged on the couch for a bit before saying goodbye to Ryan and eventually heading to the gym.
I didn’t think I’d make it past a 1 mile run since I felt so nauseous, but I was stuck on the only free treadmill, which had a TV on the screen, and I got sucked into an episode of Castle, and I ended up running 4 miles and walking 1.25. I just couldn’t not finish the episode!
I finished up my workout with squats, forward and backward lunges, and several sets of skaters. Felt so good! I even wore my new shoes, which did wonders on my stability with those moves.
LOVE THESE BABIES!
The rest of my day was spent unpacking, meal prepping, and having a movie evening with Mark. When I arrived, he had popcorn and 3 bags of candy lined up on the counter. I did my duty of picking the red and yellow skittles out, otherwise I left the candy bowl to him. We watched Friends with Kids, which was our favorite, and then The Rebound, which was an easy pick for us since he loves Catherine Zeta Jones and I love Justin Bartha.
Mark and I are on a roll lately with good movie/TV picks, so please refer to us for any future movie recommendations you might need. Rainy movie days on the end of a long weekend are the perfect way to unwind!
How was your long weekend? Did you travel, go to fairs and eat fair food?
I have a big weigh in today with my coach so I avoided the fair food. Such willpower!