Today, I have an open to close, 12 hour shift at work which I must say, I'm not exactly looking forward to... But what I AM looking forward to is sharing all my delicious eats from my trip with my mom. I'll do a separate post recapping our activities, but for now, it's all about the food. Hold on - there's lots of pictures headed your way!
After my 5k, I went home, took a shower, packed a few things, and we were off! We stopped for lunch before arriving at our destination because I was huuuungry! We went with the Rockbottom Brewery, and while it was terribly slow (I think we waited about an hour!), we did enjoy our food. I tried the ahi tuna salad because ever since going to Hawaii for the first time, ahi tuna has had a special plat in my heart.
As we drove into the restaurant, I had spotted a Haagen Daaz, so of course, we had to check that out! Oh and look at this adorable litlte train we passed!
Breakfast was followed by a glorious visit to the zoo (again, more on that in a later post), which was followed by lunch at the Olive Branch where I ordered The Wizard sandwich.
Then, we were off to the Olympic Training Center! (Which, I will tell you now, was pretty awesome.) After that, we headed to Manitou Springs for lunch and [window] shopping. On the way, I had another cool lime refresher from Starbucks. Officially obsessed.
Neither of us was super hungry for lunch, so we split the veggie plate at a Meditteranean restaurant.
Dinner was at a restaurant that we found our first night there, but they are only open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday so this was our first chance to eat there. The name of the game was Nosh, a lovely, more modern eatery that had a lot of unique options. I even dressed up a bit for this place!