Friday, October 14, 2011

When Minnesota met Utah

This one time this super cute girl named Ann came to Utah to visit some of us crazy Utah bloggers.  A joyous time was had.  First, we headed downtown for some tasty eats at Faustina.  The menu looked delicious!  We all had a hard time choosing.  I opted for a tasty salad and wasn't let down.

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Smoked Chicken Sonoma Salad.  Yum.

After that, we went over to the LDS Conference Center for a tour.  The building is HUGE.  It is the size of a city block and can hold 21,000 people in the auditorium.  It also has a very nice roof with natural gardens and fountains.  Gorgeous!

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In the Auditorium
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Downtown SLC
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Such a great view from the roof!
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Love this girl!
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Thumbs up because Salt Lake rocks.  The end.
After we left the conference center, we headed down to Temple Square to walk around and see more sights.  This may have happened:
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The guy walking around Temple Square at the time thought we were insane.
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Totally worth it.
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We can be normal...sometimes.  :)
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She can say she has officially been to Utah now.  This tourist photo cements it!
After leaving temple square (and changing into more reasonable footwear!) we headed a bit further south to Gardner Village for Witchfest.  They have lots of fun Halloween decorations and shops to browse.  I've never been during Halloween and it was fun to see all the decorations out and about.

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So many witches to see!
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And it was BEAUTIFUL weather for walking around!
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This also might have happened.  Love this photo.  
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These hats were awesome.  My double chin?  Not so much...
 It seriously was a super fun day.  Sadly, I had to leave Ann, Jen and Ash to head to a baby shower downtown.  One of my really good friends is expecting her first child in November, and she is super cute pregnant!  I haven't seen some of the girls that came for years, and it was a lot of fun to catch up.  They were all dancers in college and have super enviable bodies.  After eating dinner with them last night, it was clear to me how they maintain such svelte figures.  First, they continue to be active by working out frequently.  Secondly, they hardly ate anything!  Most of the girls ordered lettuce wraps and then ate only about 1/4th of the meal.  That's about 200-400 calories total for dinner.  And they said they were stuffed, and they genuinely acted like they were.  As a serious foodie, I couldn't help but be a bit shocked.  It was definitely a wake-up call for me.  It was clear to me that food was just fuel to them and nothing more.  They thought it was delicious, but they weren't consumed by how tasty it was and how satisfying each bite could be.  One day I hope to have a similar relationship to food!

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I'm in the middle!
Overall, it was a great day.  This weekend will also be wonderful.  Tonight I am watching Hocus Pocus with Running Roommate aka JESS and relaxing at my house.  Tomorrow I am waking up to meet Julia and maybe Rachelle for tasty Cafe Rio lunch and then going to dinner and Thriller with Ash and Ann.  Lots to do and couldn't be more excited!

What do you have planned this weekend?


  1. I want your weekend. It sounds awesome!! Enjoy Thriller. And Cafe Rio, although that is a given =)

  2. yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOUUUUUU!!!!! it sounds like everyone may be coming to lunch now so it will most likely be super epic!!! cant wait to hear every single detail about your MARATHON!

  3. Had SO MUCH fun today (& Thursday). So glad we finally met! Anytime you want to get together... call me!!

  4. Looks likena great bunch of ladies. Looks like you all had so much fun. Nice day for all of you.

  5. Hey Lady. Get your butt back on dailymile :) we miss you!