Traveling would not have been my first choice on how to spend Thanksgiving Day, but it was the best we could do. I can’t wait to spend Friday catching up with our NC friends.
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Well, nothing much ever really happens to us in Vegas that needs to stay there. We drank. We gambled (and lost). We ate. We sat by the pool. We saw my cousin Laura and her boyfriend, Jason.
I played this:
And when we got back, we headed to the baseball game. Then we picked up the dogs and Solo looked like this:
And that is about it. Back on track Monday with running and eating.
Run: 6miles / 1:09:12
The meals were even less inspiring. Coffee and a protein bar. Carrots. An apple.
Turkey burger with guac and veggie sticks. A nectarine.
Dinner was 1/2 of a Chicken Avocado Cobb salad with no cheese and ranch dressing. It was GOOD. And the perfect size. When I got home from Girls Night Out (also uninspiring to be honest), I had some snack mix. The company for dinner and RRS was good.
Thurs is our wedding anniversary. 15 years. I can’t believe it has been that long. We are heading to Vegas for the weekend. It will be our first time driving by ourselves. Very exciting. And I just love to sleep in a car. I will try to check in at some point! I am looking forward to sleeping and sitting by the pool.
See, I told you it was uninspiring.
I was reading through lists of fitness blogs and healthy living blogs when it occurred to me that this blog is really all over the place. It started just over a year ago as a way to find some direction and deal with what I was calling a career crisis. But it lacks focus. Just like my career. Go figure.
The idea was originally to chronicle what is was like to live a full life without kids. But that seems to turn into complaining about kids. Or parents. And I just don’t want to complain that much. Not out loud anyway. I have lots of time in my life to workout, go to baseball and hockey games or even just read. But I know people with kids that make time for all of those things as well.
Is it a running or fitness blog? I certainly do talk about my runs. Mostly how bad they are. And I am training and working out just about ll the time. But I wouldn’t say I focus on that.
Is it a travel blog? We love to travel and I enjoy sharing where we have been. But I don’t know that we travel enough to make this just about travel. And we do tend to revisit the same places over and over.
Is is a food blog? Good god no. Or my pictures, when I remember to include them, would be better. I love to bake and have no trouble sharing the recipes. But I am about the worst and most boring eater in the world (no low fat baking here). I LOVE me some chicken wings and ranch dressing. And I can’t seem to say no to an animal cracker. And I eat 5 lbs of carrots a week. I must having an eating disorder (insert sarcasm).
There are two things I do every day (well, more than two but those pictures are not going on the blog). Workout (of some sort) and eat. Except Sloth Sunday. Which used to be Mimosa Sunday. Anyway, that will be the focus. I need to find the focus in my real life to push my workouts and clean up my eating. So there you go. If we are traveling WHILE I am eating and running, that will find its way here as well.
And we are kidless. On purpose. And happy. And we remember most days that we get to do a lot of fun stuff because we don’t need a babysitter or to pay for daycare. Get over it.
Tomorrow, I begin again.
As we planned our recent trek across the country, we knew roughly where we wanted to stop each night. Memphis wasn’t quite far enough so Little Rock was the plan. And we couldn’t quite make it to Albuquerque, so Amarillo was it. Then it was time to find hotels that would accept the pets.
Through a little digging on Yahoo!, I came up with Residence Inn by Marriott. There was a pet friendly location right off the highway in Little Rock and then it became my mission to find one in Amarillo. ACCOMPLISHED!
I had been worried about the hotel rooms after hearing horror stories of cats getting into walls and box springs. So I made sure to check each room before we ever brought the gang in. What a treat! There was nothing left to chance. The underneath of the beds and cabinets were sealed, bathrooms had no holes around pipes, nothing that could tempt a cat that wanted to hide.
They had refridgerators and microwaves, dishes and glassware. Anything you could have needed. And a separate bedroom and living area, in case we needed to segregate anyone. There was happy hour (we passed) and free breakfast (I grabbed a banana).
Now, each location had stated that there would be a ‘non-refundable pet fee.” No problem. It would be worth the price. Little Rock never charged me the fee and Amarillo charged me only half what I thought it would be. BONUS!
If you need to plan a hotel stay with your pets, I highly recommend this chain to anyone. Not all of them are pet-friendly, but if you can find one that is where you need to stay, I would grab it.