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Weekend Warrior

Wow what a crazy weekend.  Last weekend was one of those weekends where you look back and say…um where did that go?  How is already Wednesday?

Rewind to an entire week ago, I went home on Wednesday evening.  The drive from NJ normally takes about 6 hours.  It took me abut 6 hours but it felt like it was never ending.  I thought I might be really close to VA…then realized I was just getting onto the NJ turnpike  (ie: 20 minutes into my drive).

Tim’s parents arrived Thursday night.  His mom was coming to look at wedding dresses with me and his dad was coming along for the ride.  Since Tim and I are getting married down in Norfolk, VA we wanted to show them more of the area, venue, etc.  It turned out to be a jam packed but really amazing weekend.

Friday we looked at wedding dresses.

Saturday morning we did the Strider Mile (Tim’s father, myself and dadLOLZ). It was a lot of fun.

After the race (eating and showering), we went and explored downtown Norfolk.  I cannot tell you the last time I was there for something other than a road race.  I went to Nauticus way back in summer camp.  The last thing you want to do in summer camp is learn anything.  My memories of Nauticus were “I want to nap on the bus”.  We probably went to Nauticus 20 times during camp…which is 19 too many.  This time we went and it was a lot of fun.

Because who doesn't want to be a mermaid...

Because who doesn’t want to be a mermaid…

It was enjoyable to go again 10 years later.  Dad gave us some cool information about the ship there (DAD spent 30 years in the Navy so knows a bit about that…).  We walked around downtown afterwords but then it got extremely hot.

The Battleship

The Battleship

Tim's parents and I

Tim’s parents and I

That night we went to a Kenny Loggins concert (sings Footloose).  It was really enjoyable.

My parents and I

My parents and I…Can you tell it’s past my bedtime? 

Sadly Tim’s parents had to leave on Sunday morning.  I had a great time and I’m sure I will see them soon.  I’m lucky to be so close with Tim’s family as well (of course)as my parents.  It was a great weekend with all four of them and we were only missing one person to make it perfect.

I left VA on Tuesday and headed back home to NJ (still weird to say). My orginal plan had been to leave on Monday but I was so exhausted that was not happening.  I could barely keep my eyes open on Sunday, let alone pack.  I could have packed on Monday and left later in the day…but then I found out I could hang out with Katie if I left Tuesday.

Katie and I

So that was more of an incentive to be lazy on Sunday and most of Monday as well. 

Whew that was tiring just typing it out.  After a nice long week long (very productive) vacation, it’s nice to sleep in my own bed.  Running shoes and feet await me at work.

Questions for you:

So old, but how was your weekend?  Any plans this weekend?

What was the last concert you went too?

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