Juggling schoolwork, squash, a social life and the blog while at school is somehow usually fairly manageable (unless it’s midterm week). You know what’s not manageable?
Keeping up with that on vacation. Doesn’t that seem odd?
I returned from Florida last night, and while I thoroughly enjoyed my break from work, technology, and yes, even the blog, it sure is hitting in full force today! So, instead of jumping into that madness, let’s do a little recap of my little period of fun in the sun 🙂 .
Being detached from my phone all week meant that I was also detached from my camera. I did, however, manage to snap a few pictures, but I must admit that they are a little random.
We spent most of our time beach walking, biking outdoors, spinning, and last but definitely not least, eating.
On Thursday night, we went out to Meat Market, the new “hot spot” in town. While all of the food was delicious, one of the highlights was the cauliflower appetizer. For $8, you could order a full head of roasted cauliflower, covered with cheese and herbs. I think we ordered 2 for the table, and they were both completely demolished.
Also- classic me: standing and eating a bowl of snacks. This happened every single day, without fail.
Check out the view from the gym one afternoon when we were working out:
This is what the beach looked like earlier that day…
But fortunately it cleared up by the next day, and we were able to enjoy a nice bike ride outside in the sun 🙂
One of the most fun parts of the trip besides the food was dressing up to go and eat the food!
This picture was taken at Alex’s friend’s house where they were having a house-warming party. See the deck we are standing on? They built it over top of the swimming pool! How cool is that?!
Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday was also a dress-up occasion, and we made sure to take a few pictures before we ate our meal. Good thing, because I practically had to be rolled out of the building! Let’s just say
dessert dinner was a success!
Workouts: Velocity Cycle Studio
Doesn’t this place look inviting?
Ha! Just kidding… we didn’t go in there! It actually looks like a building that’s about to be condemned…
Instead we went to Velocity, a spin studio run by a guy named Chris Fix, who has quite possibly the most amazing collection of workout songs. Seriously, if you’re looking for great workout music, check him out on Spotify, under the username Chrisfix2. You won’t be disappointed!
Velocity is basically just a large room with a ton of bikes- nothing too fancy at all. However, the music was blaring, the instructors were motivating, and in the end, that’s all you really need. Alex and I left both classes we attended dripping in sweat, and with smiles on our faces. (Okay, the smiles may have taken a few minutes after the stretching period to emerge…).
Another random highlight from the trip was walking Sarah’s rabbit, Lily S’mores. Yes, walking a rabbit. And yes, her name is Lily S’mores. Although I am no extreme rabbit lover, I have to admit that Lily was quite an endearing little bunny, and I couldn’t help but take a liking to her.
Well that was quite the random recap, but most of the major events are there! I also have to go to class now, which can hopefully excuse the random-ness of this post!
How was your Thanksgiving break? Did you get up to anything fun?
Have you ever walked a rabbit?
Do you find yourself less productive on vacation, when you think you would have more time to do things?