Air Show, Oktoberfest and GoT Weekend

Happy Monday, y’all! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I thought I’d pop in this morning with a quick weekend recap and say hi since it’s been a bit!

Before we begin, I wanted to wish the United States Air Force a very happy 70th birthday! Thank you to all of the Airmen who serve our country, put service before self and somehow manage to iron their uniforms, shave their faces and refrain from painting their nails according to the seasons daily.

Let’s begin!

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Friday

Felix and I started our morning with a three mile run around our neighborhood with the pup. It was still dark out and kind of chilly, so I broke out my favorite Lululemon top before heading out.

I work, work, worked all day and then made it home around 5 p.m. before heading back out with my dude to the Merriweather for Sturgill Simpson!

The magazine I freelance for graciously offered me two tickets to see Sturgill Simpson and Fantastic Negrito at the Merriweather and I happily accepted! You might remember Felix and I catching John Legend there a few weeks back.

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The Merriweather is a really cool space that’s amphitheater-style, so you’re able to bring a blanket and a picnic while you enjoy the show.

Felix and I had Whole Foods takeout (my favorite) on our blanket while we lounged and listened to both artists do their thang. It was a really lovely way to end the work week and kick off the weekend!

Saturday

Saturday morning began bright and early with coffee and homemade oatmeal breakfast cookies (a recipe I used from Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life) before making our way to Andrews Air Force Base for the Air Show.

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Felix was adorably excited for this event, which made me super excited as well. I don’t know the first thing about aircraft, specifically military aircraft, but Felix knows it all, so I had my own personal tour guide for the day.

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After walking around and looking at a bunch of different planes like one of my favs, the A-10 Thunderbolt (aka the Warthog), we met up with a couple of our friends and continued to enjoy the day!

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Felix snapped these for me to use. He has a good eye, doesn’t he? The first picture is beautiful, I think!

We got to catch a bunch of flight demonstrations from various airplanes and even some impressive parachuting performed by the Golden Knights. The control, as Felix pointed out, that these men had while literally falling out of a plane was incredible.

My top favorite demonstrations were the F-22 demos, and, of course, the USAF Thunderbirds, which I’ve never experienced before this weekend!

They were in perfect unison, flying upside down and somehow made it look easy.

We left Andrews around 4 p.m., and after a day of hanging out outside in the heat and learning about planes, I was beat.

On our way back home, we made a quick stop by Sweetgreen for takeout salads and plopped down on the couch to eat and watch Black Hawk Down. It was a military themed Saturday for sure and a fun one at that!

Sunday

Sunday started with an early morning workout at our gym. We did a thirty minute leg and ab circuit consisting of leg lifts, planks, Bosu ball squats with a kettle bell, single leg deadlifts, wall balls, sandbag lunges (so tough, but so good!) with some rowing in the mix. It was a good one! I love starting the day with a sweat.

Because there were a couple of games on the agenda for the day (Manchester United at 11 a.m. and Saints at 1 p.m.), we went straight to Trader Joe’s for groceries after leaving the gym.

TJ’s has their fall display out already! So many pumpkins, gourds and mums!

Back home, Felix watched soccer while I began cooking and cleaning and then we swapped when the Saints game came on at 1 p.m.

On the menu this week: falafel with hummus and pita, black bean burgers, mushroom enchiladas, and veggie bowls with either tofu or tempeh.

Speaking of cooking, are you guys interested in seeing pictures of the meals I cook along with recipes? Let me know, and I can start adding that to the rotation!

The rest of the day consisted of running a couple of errands, buying one million bags of holiday M&Ms at Target and ended with a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones with Port City’s Oktoberfest (my absolute FAVORITE) while simultaneously ironing and folding clothes before calling it a night.

It was a fun weekend!

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Have you ever been to an air show?

Did you do anything fun or exciting this weekend?

Would you like to see more detailed workouts and recipes on the blog?

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10 Comments

  1. September 18, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I grew up in Chicago and every summer they have the “Air and Water Show” along Lake Michigan with a ton of military plane fly overs and water rescue demonstrations which is pretty cool. I’d love to see recipes that you make, it helps me expand on my recipe selection.

    • September 19, 2017 / 8:42 am

      That sounds so awesome! I LOVE Chicago! I visited for the first time last year and completely fell in love with the city and people. And more recipe posts! Got it! Thanks so much for the feedback, Maureen!

      • September 19, 2017 / 8:52 am

        I’m so glad you love Chicago! I get so happy when people tell me that 🙂 You’re welcome Kaitlyn. Have a great day!

  2. September 18, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    I’ve loved going the the Air Show since I was a kid! Also we spent our weekend getting adjusted to our new base 😄

    • September 19, 2017 / 8:43 am

      Yes! I could definitely see this becoming a tradition for us. It was so cool, and I learned a lot! Good luck getting adjusted! Where are you stationed, if you don’t mind me asking? New places are so exciting!

      • September 19, 2017 / 8:47 am

        Cannon in New Mexico…just left England

          • September 19, 2017 / 8:50 am

            It was we want to go back there or back to Japan either would be great!

  3. September 20, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Love this! We had our Air Show last weekend but the weather cancelled many of the planes that were coming to come in.

    • September 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

      I’m sorry to hear you didn’t get to see some of the demos! But I hope you had fun regardless. 🙂 I also just checked out your blog and noticed you’re currently in Japan?! How cool is that!

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