Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Weekend Recap

This past weekend I traveled to Cleveland OH for a conference and was definitely looking forward to getting away and having a bit of "me" time. I arrived Saturday afternoon and checked into my hotel which was located right downtown in the Tower City area. Once settled into my hotel room I headed out to explore a bit and grab a drink as it had been a long day of traveling. I decided to try out a place nested along East 6th St. called Lolas. It had a pretty good crowd and a bar that looked like it was made out of Himalayan rock... pretty cool. I ordered the Grapefruit Gimlet... shocker with my grapefruit obsessed but it was amazing.

I've never been a big go to the bar by myself kind of person and would be lying if I said I wasn't a bit nervous. I ended up sitting next to an older couple and had the best time talking with them. They were absolutely adorable college sweethearts and the best part was turns out she's an older Alpha Xi Delta. This led to more talking, more drinks, and before I knew it I had had a few one too many. Not the great idea before a conference when you have to be up at 6 but I don't regret it one bit. It was so interesting talking to her and her husband and learning about her chapter and how the sorority was when she was a member. 

Saturday was long long long and made for a pretty early night that consisted of finishing my book and ordering room service. 

If you haven't read this book, I highly suggest it! I actually started it Saturday morning while waiting for a my flight and polished it off that same night!

Gotta love a good room service meal, I ordered the Caesar salad with herb encrusted salmon... seriously amazing. 

Sunday was more sessions at conference followed by an evening flight and making it back to Richmond around 10. Overall the weekend getaway was great and filled with lots of relaxing, networking, and taking in a lot of new information from the conference. 

As for this week I have some flex time due to attending the conference which leaves me with extra hours to leave early a few days this week! I have a few spin classes planned, a catch up date with a friend, and fun outdoor music event to end the week on Friday. 

Here's to what I hope will be an easy quick week!

Yours truly,


Mrs. Type A said...

Are you an AxiD too? I am!

Delta Daisies said...

New follower and reader here! Love your blog! I have read Girls in White dresses! I loved it!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

That bar looks so cool!! Glad you had a good trip!

Emily said...

I have always wanted to just go to a bar and have a drink by myself but always get to nervous! Kudos to you for going and I am so happy it was a great experience for you.