Weekend Updates- Friends, Family, and Billy Joel
Posted on July 27, 2015 | By firstname.lastname@example.org | 12 responses
I’m back from a few days of barely touching my computer, which always comes as a nice break when that happens! It was a great weekend, although I failed at taking adequate pictures. So I’ll recap as best I can, and save my weekly training recap for tomorrow since this will be a long post as it is!
On Thursday afternoon my friend Karen drove down from New York, picked me up in Baltimore, and we drove to Northern Virginia to stay with our other friend, Jaclyn. (We all grew up together on Long Island.) We left Baltimore at 4:45 and the traffic was awful. It was after 7 by the time we finally made it. We got a tour of Jaclyn’s new house and the grabbed dinner while catching up on life. Karen is engaged, and Jaclyn is expecting her first baby in September, so there was lots to talk about!
On Friday morning I woke up super early (no surprise there) and headed out for a run around the neighborhood. Jaclyn has this awesome sunroom off the back of her house and I laid out there for a while after my run until we were all ready to head back to Baltimore.
Before we left, Karen gave Jaclyn and I gifts to open- which turned out to be a card asking us to be her bridesmaids along with a cute mug and nail polish! We were so excited and honored!
After some more traffic, we made it back, and headed to my community pool. We hung out there for a few hours, and headed back to my place to get ready for dinner.
Karen wanted to have some crabs while in Maryland, so we did some research and decided to go to Bluestone. (We wanted to go to the inter harbor, but didn’t want to risk the possibly of more traffic). We had a great dinner and Karen got to enjoy some crab cakes! After dinner we had another drink at home and called it a night.
On Saturday morning Rob and I headed out for runs and my friends woke up as we were getting back. We hung out a little more before they hit the road. Then we got some errands done before it was time for part 2 of the weekend- Billy Joel!
My sister and I met our parents down in the city and were planning to grab dinner before the concert, but there was a lot going on that day and we couldn’t find anywhere to eat without a wait. So after almost an hour of walking around, we ended up eating at the stadium. There were alot of logistical frustrations, but by 8pm we were in our seats with a beer in hand ready for the show.
We didn’t know who was opening, but it ended up being Leann Rimes and she was pretty good. Billy Joel came on at 9, and did an amazing job. This was the third time (at least?) I have seen him and I am always amazed how I can know so many songs by one artist. We had field seats and everyone down there stood for the entire show. My feet were killing me by the end of the night!
And here’s a video of part of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” if you are interested!
So now it’s Sunday night, and I’m pretty exhausted from such a busy but fun weekend!
How was your weekend?
How often do you go to concerts?
Are you still in touch with your friends from childhood?