Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mini Vacation - All the Fun Things

Thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes on yesterday's post. Mike dropped his bike off to get it checked out and he is enjoying all of the soft foods and drinks right now while he is recovering. I don't want this to be a sad blog for much longer, but we also lost a member of our family today. Our bird, MJ, had a lump/tumor and when we checked on him this morning he had passed away. It will be weird not having a bird in our house after having them for 8 years. We love you, MJ!

 MJ <3

Now on to the fun things that we did while away for the B.A.A. 10K!

We took our bikes out for their maiden voyage while in the Albany area visiting Mike's parents (and celebrating Mike's mom's birthday). We did about 27 miles and it went pretty well! We also took our bikes out for a short ride when we got to the Coast Guard base with Crystal

We went to visit The Knob with Crystal and Joe.



Love him!

While visiting Crystal and Joe it just so happened that they had two other friends visiting at the same time. We all went out to dinner and played "Heads Up" (a game where the person has to guess the word with clues from everyone else). We were REALLY loud in the restaurant, but we had a great time!

 The whole group

We also got ice cream!

Mike, Crystal, Joe and I went for a 2 mile shake out run prior to the 10K along the canal in Cape Cod.

First run together not during a race

We <3 Saucony

We walked around Boston Saturday afternoon/evening with Crystal, Amber and Greg. 

We saw Bunker Hill

We are elites

So are the guys!

Mike got to spend some quality time with his girlfriend, Atlanta.

She loves him


One of the things that Mike and I wanted to do was go to the beach, unfortunately we didn't bring bathing suits. Crystal and Joe had some that we could borrow, so we spent Sunday afternoon at the beach.

The beach!

My arm looks huge in that bottom left photo

This was a wonderful trip and a great way to end my first break of the summer. I have to go back to work tomorrow, and while the last couple of days off didn't go the way that we wanted, it was nice to have Mike home with me. 


  1. Looks like a really fun trip! Hope you get another one really soon!

  2. What a fun weekend trip! Sorry to hear about your bird passing away.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Fun getaway pics!

  4. Love all of the pictures. You guys just look so good! Sorry to hear about MJ :(

  5. So sorry about your birds. Pets are just like family, but glad to hear you had such a great trip.

  6. Aw, sorry about your bird. And I hope Mike continues to recover quickly!! The trip looks awesome!