Friday Five: I Heart Vacation!

This will be a short and sweet Friday Fiver as I am still enjoying my time in California. ย But oh what a time it has been. ย I knew I needed a vacation but didn’t realize just how much until I landed ๐Ÿ˜‰ For today’s Friday Five with my gals, Courtney and Cynthia we went “Free Friday”. ย I’m immersed in BlogFest right now and you’ll get a full recap of that next week but for now I’m sharing a few highlights of my week!

ONE: ย Flying over the mountains as we descended into LA was glorious… after a long flight I immediately went in to relaxation mode: ย mountain

TWO: ย My Happy Place…ย PacificOcean

THREE: ย Mmmm… the food and drink. ย I’m *trying* to be good in that department but when you’re with great friends and checking out new places, the struggle is real. ย But yay for Grilled Chicken Greek Salad and a Hollister Brewing Company Hefeweisen special brew.ย Hollister

FOUR: ย So excited for IDEA Fit annual convention and BlogFest. I’ve already acquired so much swag I may have to ship myself home in the mail ๐Ÿ˜‰ย IDEAFit

FIVE: ย I’ll talk more about all of this in my recaps next week but Diane Nyad was the keynote at the IDEA Fit opening ceremony and she is amazing y’all. ย Simply amazing…ย DianeNyad

Hope you all have an awesome weekend!! TGIF!

62 Comments on Friday Five: I Heart Vacation!

  1. I’m so excited to hear more about IDEA and BlogFest! It sounds like your vacation is going really well and I’m still totally jealous you’re in Cali!

  2. Oh wow, you got to hear Diana Nyad in person, that’s so cool! She’s such an impressive woman, such accomplishments and determination over decades.

    Have a great rest of vacation!
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  3. Sounds like a great vacation! I’m enjoying the Summer Vacation too. Though with all the kids at home fulltime I sometimes feel like I need a vacation!
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  4. Seems like you’ve have a great vacation thus far! Can’t wait to hear all about Blog Fest!

    Btw, I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Be sure to check it out!
    http://dancingtorunning.com/2014/08/13/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
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  5. What a fantastic trip! You combine all things perfect – beach, blogging, drinks and fun!
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  6. Can’t wait to read your IDEA recaps! Hope you continue to have fun, and have some more down time planned before you head back home!
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  7. I’m so happy you’re havin fun out there! I can’t wait to hear all the sage wisdom you’re learning as well ๐Ÿ˜€
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  8. Can’t wait to hear about Blogfest! Have a great rest of your vacation ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. I keep saying that I NEED to attend a blog convention. I can’t wait to see your update so I can live vicariously through you! Hope you have an awesome time!
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  10. I always tey to eat healthy too while I travel but like tou said it is jard when you have a bunch of friends together. Can’t wait to hear your recap about the IDEA. I’ve always wanted to go to one of these conventions.
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  11. Very cool.

    And nothing wrong with shipping stuff home. I end up doing that most trips to Walt Disney World.
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  12. These pics, Mar – AUGH! So amazing! And Diane Nyad?!? Are you kidding me? I was jealous before, but now I’m REALLY jealous – ha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you are having a great time; can’t wait to hear all about it! As usual, thanks so much for this amazing link-up!
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  13. It sounds like you’re having a great vacation! I love the photo of the mountains from your plane.
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  14. I would have to agree – vacation does not suck.

    Glad you are having a fun time!
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  15. Thanks for those first two pics…feels like I can be there vicariously through you!
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  16. What an awesome sounding vacation! Can’t wait to hear more about the Blogfest and the IDEA Fit Convention!
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  17. Can’t wait to hear your recap of the IDEA convention and blogfest. I have been seeing lots of pictures from it and it looks like a lot of fun!
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  18. I’m stalking that convention EVERYWHERE on all social media outlets! I want to be there!
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  19. Oh how I miss those mountains! And that beach! I’m so glad that you’re having fun and I’m excited for your convention recap!
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  20. Enjoy your vacation. I love California!
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  21. So glad you are enjoying yourself on vacation! Sounds like a lot of fun is being had. Looking forward to hearing how the convention went! PS Hefeweizen is one of my favorite beer styles ๐Ÿ™‚
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  22. Diana Nyad is incredible. I hope I’m even half that much of a badass when I’m her age.

    Looks like you’re having a wonderful time. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  23. Ship yourself home to make room for your swag – ha! I can’t wait to hear more about it. I wish I could have gone!
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  24. Looks like a whole lot of fun!!!!
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  25. Ahhh sounds like a great vacation you’ve got going on! Enjoy!!
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  26. Love the airplane pic! Can’t wait to hear more about IDEA!
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  27. can not wait to catch up and hear alllll about it, brf ๐Ÿ™‚
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  28. Love your pics!! Can’t wait to hear more about Blogfest- so many pics on social media.
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  29. Love the pictures! Have a great time while in CA!
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  30. I could have listened to Diana Nyad all day! She is an amazing woman and great speaker!! Next time, I hope I get to meet you!!
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    • I Know – she was freaking brilliant!! I should have paid more attention to who would be there so I could seek you out!! Next time ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you enjoyed it.

  31. Sounds like an amazing vacation.
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