Weekend in Vegas: Pool, Party and Pure Nightclub

What a weekend we had celebrating our friends’ upcoming wedding! We took a road trip to Vegas for a double bachelorette party and had an amazing time. Seriously, if you don’t live less than four hours from Vegas, I feel for you. It’s so easy to pop over for two days—because that really all the time you need there—and then get home before The Walking Dead starts. We hung out by the pool at Paris, had a huge and delicious family-style meal at Carmine’s in The Forum Shops and then partied ourselves silly at Pure Nightclub in Caesar’s. I can’t wait to go back (and will be soon for Britney)!Vegas EDITED 1148353_10102115323771097_1065615514_nVegas EDITED 2 Vegas EDITED 3Vegas EDITED 4 Vegas EDITED 5 Vegas EDITED 6 Vegas EDITED 7 Vegas EDITED 8

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Photos of the Day: Vegas Desert

We made it out alive! But just barely. There’s nothing that makes you realize how old you are more than a night in Vegas. There are more pictures to come later, but I handed these in for my photo assignment this week. These are the edited versions (which we’re not allowed to do for class) because I didn’t adjust my white balance and everything turned out a bit blue. Lessons learned!

We stopped at this funny gas station around the halfway mark that had moving, talking, um, statues? Robots? Not sure what they were, but they urged me to try to the brisket sold inside. (Nope.) We had a great weekend!

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Three-Day Weekend Adventures—And We’re Finally Race Ready!

Sometimes you have a Sunday that comes so seamlessly together that it is just lovely and relaxing and totally unexpected. And then someone sneezes next to you WITHOUT COVERING THEIR NOSE and you want to yell at them about manners.

But, anyway, this past three-day weekend was pleasant and perfect. My running partner and I started it off with our final long training run before the marathon (three weeks!). And it went so well. All of our training kind of came together and by the end of 22 miles, we just knew we’re ready for the race! I can’t wait, guys!

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Usually after a long run, I’m dead to the world for like two days, but I woke up Sunday morning feeling happy and excited for a day I hadn’t planned yet. And let’s not kid ourselves, I was also sore, but I could walk. I hit the bookstore for a my Sunday morning book pick. I’ve been trying to read more and watch TV less, and it’s going well. So I picked four books and settled into a nice sunny spot on the Barnes & Noble balcony at The Grove. I read through a few chapters, enjoying some hot chocolate, and a guy came to sit next to me and started sniffling. Like every 10 seconds. Like, I almost got up to get him a tissue (wouldn’t be the first time I’ve done this. I may have an issue), when he started sneezing WITHOUT covering his nose or mouth.

WHAT.

Now, I’m pretty, um, let’s call it “careful” about germs. So needless to say, this is making me silently freak out. But add in the fact that the marathon is three weeks away (and I had already spent four weeks of our training being sick with a never-ending cold and then bronchitis) and I was just not having it. I politely walked away, but ho-ly goodness—why do people do this!

Anyway, not to let it ruin the weekend. I worked on some craft projects (more on that in a future post) and then went wine tasting with friends. Also got some sweet flowers and chocolate from my hubby. So relaxing and chilled out. Ready for another three day weekend!

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Wind Farms and Whimsy: A Weekend in Palm Springs

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Even in the stifling heat of August, Palm Springs, despite its smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-the-desert location, is a fantastic little place. It has lots of charm and character and, even better, wind farms! I was at a bachelorette party Saturday and Sunday, and we spent most of our time swimming and sunning and kind of playing pool volleyball. Great times! I also felt the need to include a photo of this really cute fabric-covered camera (film camera. With a giant flash. Love!).

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