As we got into bed last night, I told Cody that yesterday was “the perfect Saturday”. We woke up to no alarm clock (~7:30 AM), I made us oatmeal for breakfast, I sipped on my coffee, and we lounged for a good hour or two before we decided to get up and get going. Cody had some work he wanted to do, and I had a run to knock out, so we parted ways for about an hour and got our stuff done.
I decided to go to the gym for my run yesterday… I didn’t feel like dodging ice outside, and my treadmill in our basement didn’t sound very appealing either. The gym gives me that extra ounce of motivation I need when I’m just not feelin’ it. I usually will blast some upbeat tunes in the car on the way to get me pumped for my run once I get there. It works every time… I had an AWESOME 5.5 mile run. Seriously. Like one of those runs that I felt on top of the world. I would’ve kept going if I only had me to think about, but the hubs and pups were waiting for me at home.
Once I got home and cleaned up, I made Cody and me some tuna melt sandwiches on wheat with a side salad. We decided over lunch that since we didn’t have any other obligations and it was such a beautiful day that we should get out and do something fun. We agreed to drive out to the outlet mall by Park City (about an hour from our house). Park City is one of my favorite places… The shopping is great, the scenery is gorgeous, and it’s away from the city.
Even though the drive was long, the views made up for it. The skies were clear and blue, and the snow was bright and beautiful.
It was a chilly day (about 30* F), but with the sun brightly shining and coats on, it actually felt really nice. (This is even coming from an Arizona gal! ).
We went to some of our favorite outlet shops… Banana Republic, The Gap, Nike, Old Navy, and PacSun. Cody got a new pair of jeans, and I got a top for super cheap. I love bargain shopping. I wish I could’ve bought the entire Nike store though – love that place!
Somewhere in there we stopped at Mrs. Field’s Bakery so Cody could get a couple chocolate chip cookies (which I stole a bite or two from!), and I got a coffee.
We shopped around until about 4:00 PM, and then decided to head back toward home. I hadn’t planned anything for dinner because I had no idea what our plans would be, so we decided to put a Texas Roadhouse gift card we had to use. If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know this is one of our all-time favorite chain restaurants. We got there around 5:00 PM and got seated around 5:30 PM which made for an early dinner, but we were both pretty hungry so it worked out fine.
I immediately downed a roll (the best rolls on earth!) and chugged down some water because I was dying of thirst! It was hard not to eat the entire roll basket because I was so hungry, but I held off and sipped my water until dinner came.
I got the grilled chicken salad with tomatoes, egg, and bacon. DELICIOUS! One of the best grilled chicken salads ever in my opinion.
Cody got his usual 12 oz. ribeye steak with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. He gets this same meal every single time and couldn’t be happier with it.
We ended the evening with a movie we found on Netflix called “Memento”. It was… intriguing but strange.
Whew – lots of words in the post, but just had to fill ya in on a great Saturday! Hope the rest of your weekend is a great one my friends!
- What did you do yesterday?
- How would you describe “the perfect Saturday”?
- What is your favorite chain restaurant?