Sunday, April 10, 2011

go! St. Louis Expo

Friday I attended my first ever race expo. The expo was for go! St. Louis Marathon and family fitness weekend. The expo was held at Chaifetz Arena. I decided to attend the first day right after work hoping it wouldn't be too busy. I'm sure glad I did!

It wasn't a huge place by any means. I wasn't sure what to expect but I thought it seemed a little cramped. I would have hated to see what it looked like on Saturday. Eek!

I really didn't get a chance to look around at things because I had Crash with me. I did buy some Chomps and Shot Bloks in flavors I haven't really seen, so that's cool.

Crash insisted on sitting in the seats after we toured the tables. He is so silly. I would take a photo and he would tell me to take it again because it wanted to say cheeseburgers. He also wanted me to take a photo of his ouchie.

Please notice that my arm is starting to look a bit trimmer. Woot. I love the gym. I miss it so much. I can't wait to get back.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Night Out, Not a Night Owl

Alyssa threw a birthday party for her hubby this past Saturday evening. Mr. 'man Clan and I hadn't had a night out in quite some time, so we decided we would definitely attend. The party was at Ethyl's Smokehouse & Saloon. I had only been one other time for a couple of drinks. It was incredibly smokey the time we went. I don't mean smokey from the meat. I'm talking smokey from the cigarettes. I was a little nervous, but still excited to go.

We arrived around 7. I talked my younger brother into coming for a drink. I don't get to see him a lot so it was nice to sit and chat a bit with him. Mr. 'man Clan's friend lives a few miles away and decided to come up too! All in all, it was a great night. The bar didn't get too smokey until later, so that was a huge relief. I wish I would have taken more photos though. :o(

Alyssa and her hubby

My brother and me

We left the bar and headed over to Waffle House per the boys' requests. I wasn't too thrilled about going. I was sleepy and my tummy wasn't feeling so well. The nachos, potato skins and 3 beers did not settle well. Actually, my tummy had been upset all day. I usually love a trip to Waffle House. Mmmmmm. I love my smothered, covered hashbrowns. Delish.

The boys

Can you tell he was tired of me taking photos??

I failed to get a photo of Mr. 'man Clan and me together. I am very sad about this now. :o( Oh well, there will be other times, I'm sure.

We had a great time, Alyssa! Thank you again for the invite.