Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun Weekend Trip

I had a mini vacay of sorts this weekend!

My roommate and I headed down to Connecticut to her parents house. The main reason was that we were going to the Dave Matthews Band concert on Saturday night in Hartford. We have been going to Dave shows since we became friends in college...and we totally used to be those people who went both nights...and maybe more than 1 city. I guess we've "grown out of that a little"...only 1 show a year :) It's still fun but it's expensive, and this weekend we even had thoughts of ditching it because the thought of being smooshed in with thousands of drunk people just didn't sound as appealing as it had in the past haha.

Friday night we helped out at her Dad's company's 125th year anniversary party...a pig roast! It was pretty fun, unfortunately I was working the registration table so no camera.

Saturday, I got up and decided to go for a nice run around the neighborhood. Her parents live in a really cute neighborhood with lots of scenic "New England" houses.When I got back I was searching the cabinets and made myself a little cereal was quite a "Vanilla" breakfast, but in a good way :)

I've had Heart to Heard but not the others. They were all really good, but I'd prefer the TJ's Vanilla Almond one to be more of a granola type in some plain yogurt; it was the sweetest.It was a GORGEOUS day! We had plans for manis and pedis. We are both in our friends wedding this coming Friday and this was the only time we could squeeze in a pedicure. We walked down, hit up Starbucks for a treat, um hello Mint Mocha Chip Frap Lite!! I haven't had a Frappucino in ages...SO GOOD!

This was heaven:Sitting in a massage chair, a glorious pedicure, Body + Soul magazine, and my Starbizzle. Does it get any better??

Well it continued with the awesomeness, when I moved over to the manicure area and the TV on the wall had on the Food Network. How did they know?! I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Barefoot Contessa while getting my nails did.

We then continued our walk to a super cute place for lunch called Truffles. Dining Al Fresco of course!I chose this to sip:Delish...peach, but not sweet.

I also ordered the Mediterranean wrap: Baby Spinach, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Provolone, and their Zesty Mediterranean Spread.

I got it minus the cheese, and added their Garlic Lemon Hummus.It was AWESOME!! I think the spread was like a tzatziki...tangy and delicious.

I love how it came with little side bites. I ate half of the pasta and a bite of cake. I loved the flavor of the wrap that I actually was NOT in the mood for cake!? Weird for me.


Later we were headed to the concert. We were running a little late to meet a bunch of my cousins who had been their tailgating all day. We weren't really in the mood to tailgate so we got their closer to the time to go in.

However, I did get an urge to drink. Now let me preface this by saying that I HARDLY drink ever...maybe at weddings, and I do enjoy tailgating at homecoming, but other than that sometimes I'll have a glass of wine or beer but may not even finish it.

Well, I had a random urge to get ever so slightly buzzed haha. I also didn't want to drink a lot of actual liquid which...that = shots.

I may or may not have purchased a little bottle of Patron, a lime, and a few packets of salt hehe.Well yeah I had a few shots...but it hardly did anything, weird. Oh well probably better that way haha. I did have a beer when I got there, did get a little buzzed, but that was that.

It was so fun! Such a great show!! As usual :)

This morning we got to take her dad's convertible out to breakfast. It was such perfect weather again!(that was such a gorgeous house!)

This weekend totally felt like a mini vacation!

Well tomorrow we CLOSE on our house!!!! Crazy!!! Tomorrow by this time I will officially be a homeowner?!?! Craziness.

Back to the grind least it's just a half day for me ;)


  1. Glad the concert was good. I went to a DMB concert in college. Lots of fun but it was also outdoors in the summer in Phoenix - not a good idea. I'm not as big a fan now, but I still enjoy the Ants Marching Song and Everyday.

  2. Good luck at the closing!

    I used to go to multiple Dave concerts as well! I went to one last year on my birthday. It was one of my favs.

  3. A ton of people I know went to Dave on Saturday! I live in CT and it's a huuuuge event for everyone in my town, haha!

  4. What a fun weekend- I'm totally jealous of your fun pampering and the concert! Fun stuff

  5. Sounds like you had a great weekend!! Glad the concert was good :) Love DMB!

    That Med meal looks so good!!

  6. Early congrats on the house! So exciting!

  7. ahh girlie all my friends went to the DMB concert on Saturday =)! Thats awesome! glad you enjoyed it and the rest of your weekend!

    happy monday, Bridget!

  8. I can definitely relate to "rethinking" the concert. There are times that I consider doing things like I did in college and for some reason it doesn't seem as fun. I am glad you enjoyed the concert! DMB is classic!

    Congrats on being a homeowner and the tax incentive.

  9. Patron girl!? You roll in style.

    I'm going to Dave this summer! And I'm supah excited for it :) I neeeed to get their new cd! Is it good??

  10. Looks like a great day to spend the weekend--with DMB, a Frap, and a pedi!