Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Girls Trip 2015!

Eight ladies and even more luggage requires a BIG van... 
and I was the driver!

Carin, Misty, Lauretta, Heid, Kara, Heather, Michelle and I flew a red-eye to Boston and immediately hit the road heading south to Newport, Rhode Island.  After an amazing lunch at Rosemary & Thyme Cafe, we toured the mansions of Newport.

We headed to Saturday Farm in West Harwich, Cape Cod for the next few days.  It was a meticulously maintained 1790 house with a couple of wooly sheep and a beautiful yard.  It housed 8 of us easily in separate beds with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  It was 1/4-mile from Sea View Park which fed to the ocean path and beach of the Atlantic.

Our 2nd day on Cape Cod consisted of exploring the penisula, driving through all the townships and finding lighthouses along the Cape Cod seashore.  Ate amazing food--especially lobster rolls--and ended up at the tip in Provincetown.

We took the ferry to Nantucket for the day and took an island tour, walked around the cobblestone streets downtown and enjoyed another amazing lobster roll at Cru.

We said goodbye to Saturday Farm on day four and headed to Boston where we took in the Freedom Trail and split ranks with several heading to the Red Sox game and the rest touring downtown.  Since I went to a Red Sox game in July with John and the boys I chose to go with the group that toured Beacon Hill, Mike's Pastry, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Georgetown cupcakes, and shopping on Newbury Street. Everyone met for dinner at Lolita for the BEST lobster enchiladas, grilled corn and crispy fried carne asada tacos!

On our last day, I found my way to a sacrament meeting at the Cambridge 1st Ward and then visited the Isabella Steward Gardner museum of art and gardens before heading to the airport and back to reality.

Just had to share a few foodie pictures because I gained 6 pounds from the multiple lobster rolls, cannolis, pastries and homemade ice cream we found in every town!

I love these gals like sisters and would travel with them anytime, anywhere... Can't wait for Girls Trip 2016!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

September in Full Swing...

 Ended up sticking around for Labor Day weekend so we took the boys to Seven Peaks in Salt Lake for a couple of hours since we had free passes.  They had a blast and even John got in on some of the competitive action!

This is when John saw the boys get all the way across so he decided to try... He made it as far as the picture and then plopped in the water :)

Hillary and Patrick came through Bountiful for about 30 min. on their way to LOTOJA which Patrick was participating in.  Tough bike race of 205 miles from Logan, UT to Jackson, WY.  Glad we got to at least say hello!

I ran the Revell Big Cottonwood half marathon on Sept. 12 that I've been training for the last 12 weeks.  I didn't run with any friends and had to get on the bus by 5:30 am for the 6:45 am race so I was glad John made it to the finish line to cheer me on.

My training paid off and I got a PR.  This was my 3rd half marathon this year and definitely my favorite--beautiful scenery, perfect temperature and mostly downhill!

Garrett got a ROC pass for all the BYU games and after they won agains Boise State with another amazing Hail Mary touchdown, the fans stormed the field.  Garrett took a picture with one of the players and when we asked him who it was, he said he had no idea :)

Best news of the month so far is Hailey was called to be a trainer and she LOVES her trainee, Sis. Cook from San Diego.  She also loves doing missionary work at the fair and deep fried Oreos.