Sunday, February 8, 2015

quick road trip

Last week was pretty much perfection. Yes, I had to do parent teacher conference which was two pretty long days. However I got both Thursday and Friday off and it was glooooorious. Mark and I decided to use my day off and we headed up to Logan for a little visit. I have been there a few times since we moved back from Maryland but Mark hadn't been theres since before we got married. Mark's best friends still live up there and I have friends up there as well. I feel like all we did is eat?? That's ok, we missed a lot of the classic Logan restaurants. Here are some pictures, sorry they are so so blurry. I brought my real camera up but it sat in my purse the whole time. 

First stop was Twizzleberry with my blog friends Laura and Madeline so we could be friends IRL. We literally took no pictures together, I took this of my cup because it matched my nail polish. We are the worst bloggers ever. 

 After ice cream I rushed to meet with our big group of friends for dinner. We went to ice cream before I had dinner so I was feeling a lil weird, so I didn't go all out at one of my favorites, Center Street Grill. Their sandwiches and burgers are huge-mongous and delicious but I felt full from Twizzle so I tried something new. It was still pretty good!

 Here is Conor, the bearded man.

That night we made the half hour drive to Crystal Hot Springs. We didn't take any pictures because honestly, we were worried about getting our open wounds in the hot springs water. There was a whole new breed of white trash hangin out at that place. It was terrifying. 

When we got home I didn't even go to bed till 2:30! I was so friggin proud of myself. I haven't stayed up past 10:30 in I have no idea how long.

The next morning we made Herms a priority. Herms opened like my sophomore or junior year of college and CHANGED. THE. GAME. It's the go-to on Saturday mornings. It was totally packed. I ordered their special, a white chocolate and cranberry pancake. It was delish.

"Hiiii, we're the friends"

instagram menus, yo

After Herms I went to the bookstore and spent more money there than I had since Freshman year. Now I feel properly swagged as an alumni (ew, sorry I used the word swag)

By this point I needed a nap and a shower. Thankfully my boss from when I worked at Kiddie Kandids yearsssss ago was out of town and offered me her house. I confirm that taking half the day and hanging out there was the best decision I made it 2015. THANKS ROBIN! 

That night I met up with some sorority sisters (including my little, shweee!!!) and we went to Takara. It was sooo delicious.

Then we did something weird. We went to Mardi Gras. It was actually way more fun than when I went as a freshman. We went to see our friends Kitfox, the ones who are doing the Kickstarter, and they were so awesome. I hadn't heard them in quite a while and they had people who were on their way to grind at the big dance party stop and listening. I think that's the biggest thing anyone can accomplish. Their kickstarter only has ten more days and they have halfway to go. If you donate any amount you get their EP! So go do that HERE.

We showed up early so instead of waiting in lines for the entire night we got to do basically everything. That includes the Oxygen Bar (weird, not worth it? Confusing that it's such a hit) and the exotic reptile station. Mark and friends held this huge snake but I was like "uhhh i'll stay right back here"

Okay? Okay.

After the concert, we headed to the casino. If you didn't know this about Mark, he is weirdly lucky. He always wins, always. He won big money on our cruise ship, he just wins. He is so lucky! Which is why I don't let him gamble hardly ever. But since this was fake money I let him go all out. He never lost, not once. This was after he won twice and so by the time the end of the night rolled around his money pile was like four times this. He was pretty excited. 

It was a super fun weekend! I'm so tired, I stayed up till about four the night of Mardi Gras. So, because of that, I am about to go to bed...haha. Praying i'm not too tired tomorrow.

Next weekend we are going to Mark's cabin. I will try not to be picture-stupid this weekend and actually take pictures. For some reason I have gotten really shy about pictures lately. I will work on it!

Also, this weekend I got three new people to start listening to the podcast, Serial. Success.

Thanks Logan, UT. See ya soon, maybe.

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  1. 1. my real camera sits in my purse all the time so i understand you.
    2. all we do is eat as well so i understand you.
    3. i love that you guys were friends irl and didn't take any pictures. authentic friendship right thur.
    4. i need to know everything about that oxygen bar.
    5. i am camera shy too, so i understand you.

    1. Thanks for understanding me on multiple levels! The Oxygen bar was super weird. We had hoses that connected into different flavors like peppermint, wintergreen, cinnamon, etc. It was supposed to give you a high??? But I was like "Well as cool as it is to sit here and smell all this stuff....can we go??" haha

  2. It was fun to meet you!! We'll have to do it again. I finished episode 3! Feeling slightly obsessed already and I got my mom to listen to it too so you kind of got 4 people! Also, I NEVER think about taking pictures so... We can make that a goal.

    1. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! That makes me so happy. Next time we hang out we will get on the picture train

  3. Stephen and I went to an oxygen bar in December because it came free with a massage, and ya...I didn't get it. I was like "am I supposed to feel high right now?" That prob would've been cooler. I didn't feel any different haha

    1. Haha I know! But then these guys next to us were freaking out and were wanting to buy an Oxygen bar instead of a hookah and I was like uhhhh

  4. this post gave me so much nostalgia for logan - center street cafe? i want a pastrami burger now please! herms?? now i'm craving a cinnamon cream cheese pancake. logan is the most magical place, and i'm so glad you have all your "swag" now. great, now i just said the word swag.

    "then we did something weird. we went to mardi gras" that sentence made me seriously laugh so hard. i can't imagine taking my husband to that now, because i just don't go crazy like i used to - but i'm glad you had fun! also, the oxygen bar was always so weird/cool. you just feel like a rebel, ya know? anyway, i just love that you visited logan. i feel connected to anyone that went to utah state because it was the best time of my life. logan rocks.


    1. Mark had the pastrami burger actually! He loved it. That cinnamon pancake is huge! I remember when they gave away those pancakes for free to students. Those were the days.

      LOL thank you for understanding how freaking weird it was for us to go to Mardi Gras. I will tell you what, the people watching was prime. We just laughed so hard at how seriously everyone was taking it. It was so awesome. Go visit!

  5. A weekend filled with food? Sounds like my kind of weekend! :) We're going to Logan this weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day . . . maybe we'll have to check out some of these places!