Tuesday, September 7, 2010

vacation bliss.

my labor day weekend was splendid. main reason? no plans and it was wonderful. i loved being able to do anything i wanted, whenever i wanted. the weather couldn't have been better and it was pure bliss. let me recap for you...

since i didn't blog on friday, thursday night was spent at the good ol' Washington Sports Club, where i did the eliptical for 40 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of bike resistance. still feeling sore from wednesday's run, i ended my night with a few good stretches and heating pad to my back. Friday night was filled with dexter season 1 (awesome show) and grilling some halibut. i must say with great dissapointment that this was our least favorite meals. although extremely healthy, we overcooked the fish just a tad and should have added more seasoning. ah well, you win some you lose some. we did manage to save the night by making awesome homemade bruschetta as an appetizer. thank goodness for that. (pictures below)

Saturday we awoke to a gorgeous morning and went for a mile run on some trails. after hitting the closest starbucks for my usual skinny vanilla latte, we cooked some belgian waffles and relaxed on the deck. completing our night we watched WVU beat CCU (of course) at the bar and enjoyed a few drinks with good friends.

on Sunday we couldn't believe our good weather luck and didn't want to miss a second of it. so we scurried off to eastern market in dc, a trendy and hippie market in the middle of capitol hill is by far one of my favorite places. they have booths, among booths of handmade crafts, locally grown produce, fashion and jewlery. i walked away with a groovy sterling silver ring, purple fox tshirt from http://www.sharpshirter.com/ and a caribbean straw hat. we finished the morning taste testing peaches and drinking a few bloody mary's. then after a few hours of napping and relaxing in the sun, we cooked shrimp tacos for dinner. PERFECTO! so easy to make and so scrumptious. (pictures below from DC and our tacos!)

wrapping up the amazing weekend, we spent monday morning hiking scott's run, a nature preserve in mclean, va. tyler hiked it several times as a kid so he knew of all the good trails. it leads into the potomac river and has a really cool waterfall. we hiked a total of 2 miles and i'm feeling it today. my calves and quads are on fire and it feels so good. (pics of our hike below)

homemade bruschetta.

grilled halibut w/seafood seasoning, mediterranean couscous and grilled zucchini and squash in olive oil.

grilled shrimp tacos with sour cream and lime slaw with black beans seasoned with cumin

eastern market pics:

labor day hike to scott's run.

1 comment:

Brittany Nicole said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! The pics from your hike look great..I always forget about hiking!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Bruschetta too and yours looks delicious! BTW, what kind of seasoning are you using on your fish? We've been making Tilapia a lot recently and using a lemon-herb marinade that we like so far.

And that market you went to sounds fun! Post some pics of the ring and shirt you got!

PS - GO Mountaineers! So glad it's football season again!


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