Hi folks I’ll catch you up on my weekend and then tell you about a cool local event.

Saturday Mr. SOTSS and I, and the pups drove to Virginia and back (same day!) to deliver a sailboat that he had sold.

I like Virginia!

I like Virginia!

Bye bye boat

Bye bye boat

We figured it’d be just under 5 hours but there was some insane traffic that tacked on an extra hour+. Eventually we made it and passed off the boat and then headed back up into Maryland where we stopped in Annapolis for lunch and some play time for the pups.

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I did some research and found this place that had been featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. It was great!

crab dip on pretzel bread with melted cheddar

crab dip on pretzel bread with melted cheddar

crab dip on a burger

crab dip on a burger

I had done a little research to see what, if any restaurants that had been featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives might be nearby. Sure enough there was a place by the water that had outdoor seating and allowed dogs. It was called Davis’ Pub and there were so many choices on the menu I had a hard time deciding. We started of with the Crab Pretzel Bread which was pretzel bread with amazing creamy crab dip on top covered in melted cheddar.

Then I had a burger with more crab dip and fries. And a spiked lemonade. Yeah baby! We also headed over to a park that had a dog park and was adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay. It was HOT and the dogs weren’t to happy about that but they were still excited to be out of the car and able to stretch their legs and get a little exercise.

One of my favorite photos i've ever taken of Chester

One of my favorite photos i’ve ever taken of Chester

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nothing better than being by the water

nothing better than being by the water

My boys

My boys

Then it was about 3 1/2 hours until we got back home. And we were armed for the ride with Slurpees!

The couple who slurpees together...

The couple who slurpees together…

Wearing Mr. SOTSS coveted hat

Wearing Mr. SOTSS coveted hat

And he's out...

And he’s out…

Chester isn't always the calmest in the car but after being out in the heat for a bit he was content to chill

Chester isn’t always the calmest in the car but after being out in the heat for a bit he was content to chill

It was a successful trip.

=)

=)

I had plans on Sunday as well so I didn’t have time for a full length long run but honestly it was so hot and humid I barely made it 3 1/2 miles and wouldn’t have made it for 7+ miles anyway.

shortest long run ever

shortest long run ever

OK, now on to business:

If you’re local (NYC/New Jersey) but especially if you’re on Staten Island, NYRR (New York Road Runners) is spearheading FREE local runs in the park and they teamed NYCrunningmama for the Staten Island Location.

Every Saturday at 9am there will be a 5k open run at Conference House Park starting July 25th (and continuing every Saturday after).

Details from NYCrunningmama’s blog:

“Here are the details:

  • The 5k is completely FREE
  • 3 loop course (no requirement, however, to run all three)
  • Registration opens at 8:30am; run begins at 9am
  • ALL are encouraged to participate
    • Walkers
    • Strollers
    • Dogs
    • No minimum ages
    • No time cutoff
    • Run/Walk 1, 2 or 3 loops (3 loops = 5k)
  • NYRR will help set the program up but it will continue because of volunteers in the community – so please come out and volunteer if you are able!”

So if you’re local come out for one of these open runs! And stay tuned for a giveaway coming in my next post!

Have a great week!

What did you do this weekend?
Do you like road trips?
Most hours you’ve ever driven in one day?

 

4 Comments

  1. The most hours I have driven in one day was 10 – and it was back from Virginia! I also have a coffee mug that I got as a wedding favor with Virginia’s motto on it.

  2. You know who Wilson is/was on Home Improvement? =)

    • Yes! That’s where the smiley face idea came from. G. wanted me to keep his identity private on my blog. Luckily you get to see how adorable and handsome he is on FB. In the meantime the rest of the world will have to accept that he’s always smiling and has blue eyes. =)

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