You know those weekends you really hate to see end? This was one of them. S and I headed West for Rock ‘n’ Roll LA and our anniversary. The weekend was so much more than the amazing time we had there. We have family out there so we got to hang out with them in addition to an amazing race weekend. So let’s start at the top….
First off, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law are amazing and they have the insider track to all the fantastic West Hollywood/LA action so Friday was mainly about getting to relax, have lunch and just chill like a local, which in LA is different from just about anywhere else I’ve been. Seriously, these restaurants are busy all day and you can turn your head and see just about any famous person you can name eating right there next to you! It’s crazy but we had a fantastic day Friday just chilling. We went to lunch at Joan’s and then poked around Magnolia Bakery. I MIGHT have had an amazing Red Velvet cupcake but you’ll have to check my IG feed to see if I’m telling the truth.
After some shopping at The Grove, we headed to eat at a place I forgot the name of but it was totally trendy and I’m pretty sure I spied a few reality tv “stars” amongst us. Can you tell how Midwest I am?! Either way, it was great to just sit down with family and talk, it didn’t matter where we were, I always love just sitting and talking but a little people watching isn’t so bad either.
Saturday was all about the expo and getting ready for race day! We checked into our hotel downtown and headed to the expo where I was excited to meet up with members of my Team Chocolate Milk crew and browse some of my favorite brands. Seriously, I could walk an expo all day. I love them!
After getting our fill of the expo, we headed back to the hotel where we spent the afternoon, relaxing poolside. Please don’t hate me for saying this but it was just nice, to be sitting there with S and not worrying about where the kids were. It felt like we were adults again, not just parents. There’s a difference and every now and then it’s good to be reminded of that.
After another amazing dinner, I laid out my clothes as we all do and because this was a Halloween race, it had a little twist to it. Check out what I wore in my IG feed.
So that’s where I’ll stop for now, the race itself and what came after it deserve a post of it’s own. So for now, just enjoy these special moments with my husband and I that we parents rarely get. Visualize yourself drinking white wine and sitting poolside with the sun beating on you in that warming way. Feel it?! Yeah, I still do. So enjoy it for the time being and I’ll be back to tell you about the race itself soon enough!
I have to thank my husband for letting me hijack our anniversary trip for a race. He is amazing and goes along for the ride. I’m pretty sure one of these days I’ll get him to run a half.
Did you race this weekend? Did you get to have any special adult moments?