This was the weekend I didn't want to end! It could have kept going and I would have been on cloud nine. Although I guess the reality check and getting back to earth isn't so bad either, as I am feeling so fantastic right now.
It all started Friday night with a bit of relaxation and a good movie at home. No plans and no where to be! It rarely happens.
Saturday was spent lazily on the river, tubing with 30 of my friends and family. It was quite the sight! I couldn't have asked for a better day. I was smart and drank lots of water before hitting the river, since I knew I would be enjoying a few Twisted Teas on the journey. I was also smart and remembered to apply and reapply my 30SPF throughout the day, resulting in sun but no burn. There has never been a time till then that I had gone tubing and had it not result in a burn. That alone made it amazing. That night was a relaxing night of horseshoes and dinner well into the night at the woodfield with the same friends and family.
Sunday was a lazy morning, I slept in until 11:30! It was absolutely glorious. The rest of the afternoon I was in the garden, snipping the garlic scapes, weeding the much neglected gardens, planting more chard and lettuce, and making garlic scape pesto with Mom. I can still feel the tightness in my legs from all the bending over. It felt so good to get back into the garden.
Then came Monday, the 4th of July! Since I am not always supper excited to watch the parade, I jumped at the opportunity to be in the parade with my work this year. It was HOT. I walked from my apartment to the start, just about 1 mile, and the walked and ran in the parade, clocking in at just under 2 and a half miles. It was SO much fun. I got to see people I haven't seen in forever, visit briefly with friends and family, and enjoy the festivities all while moving and rockin' out. We had a small BBQ at my dad's, lots of cards, and some great conversation on the porch.
Do you see why I didn't want it to end? It was a truly perfect weekend!