Happy Wednesday friends!
I totally forgot to ask you yesterday how your Labor Day went! I hope it was wunderful.
I had a fun weekend, but before we get into the details and pics, I wanted to remind you of the Jumbo Giveaway going on right now! The prizes include shoes (of your choice!), a running skirt and Artic Zero Ice Cream. There are five prize packages and will be five winners. It's the biggest giveaway in Running in a Skirt history, so make sure to check it out!
Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day weekend was filled with a good assortment of rest and fun this year!
Friday night the Hubs and I went out for dinner. Our regular sushi place closed on us, so we tried out a new place. I'd have pictures to show you, but it was a total bust! It was the saddest sushi I've ever seen. We are now on the hunt for a new favorite place.
Luckily the evening was redeemed with this face! Even in his old age, the Rhett-ster is such a ham.
Saturday started with a three mile run, which felt great.
I didn't have any plans, so the day ended up being an errand and get stuff done around the house day.
The hubs had to work, but I did meet him in town for lunch to try the new BBQ restaurant in Asheville, Buxton Hall. I normally would dread going to a BBQ place, but Asheville restaurants always have something for a vegetarian/pescatarian to eat. They had several choices for me, but I settled on trying some of their sides. The highlight was the mac & cheese with the BBQ chips crumble!
The day was capped off with Vegetarian Nachos and watching the Gators first game of the season. It's been a rough few years to be a Gator fan, and I was so happy with the way this game turned out! Hopefully our new coach will get the team back to wear they belong.
Sunday started off with a morning flight to Chattanooga. My Grandma Bea hasn't been feeling well lately, so we went to spend the day with her.
It was a really pretty flying day. There was fog in the valleys on the way over, and some really pretty clouds and sunset on the way home.
We even saw a rainbow at the Chattanooga airport before we took off!
Bea has been having a tough time for the past few months, and I really hope she starts feeling better soon!
Monday started off with another gorgeous three mile run at the Biltmore Estate. The Hubs had to work part of the day, so I spent the afternoon cleaning up the garden for fall. In the evening we had a couple neighbors over and made our famous cedar plank grilled salmon.
It turned out amazing AND we have leftovers for the week.
It wasn't the most exciting or flashiest long weekend, but it was just what I needed!
Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for a tasty, guilt free fall snack using sweet potatoes.
I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.
How was your weekend?
Do you have a college football team?
Umi in downtown Hendo has great sushi Julie.
ahhh!! I forgot about them! I used to go down there eons ago and always enjoyed it. Thanks for the reminder!
Jess @hellotofit says
My weekend was awesome! Took Monday off, which meant extra downtime to get revved back up. Love that you all can fly around in your free time 🙂 and I want some of that BBQ!
Glad you had a good weekend too!
What a lovely labor day weekend, hope your grandma feels better soon!!! Love your dog, btw...that face....SO CUTE!
Thanks! He's a nut!
Mary Beth Jackson says
Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! Hope your grandma is feeling better, nice you have fly over to see her! and yes, Go Gators!!!!!!!!
Yay!!! Wasn't that game awesome!!!
jill conyers says
Hi Julie. I hope your grandma feels better soon. It's a blessing that you cold go spend the day with her.
Thank you! Yes, I'm very blessed!
That salmon looks incredible! So glad you got to spend some time with your grandmother.
Thanks Jen! I really appreciate that!
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
Sounds like you had an eventful weekend! Love, love the pictures. I haven't heard of that BBQ place. We love BBQ, so we will check it out soon.
Yes! It just opened. Elliot Moss is the chef/ co-owner! Also run by the Chai Pani folks 🙂 It's a winner!
Heather @Fit n Cookies says
I hope your gram starts feeling better. I'm glad you got out for another flying adventure! So fun!!
Thanks Heather. It is fun!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
What a bummer about your favorite sushi place, but that BBQ looks good! I so wish I could have mac and cheese - le sigh. Oh well! I hope you have a great week!
We have to drive to the other side of town for sushi now 🙁 Small town problems!!! I bet another one will open up.
Have a great week!
Mandi Korn says
We have yet to visit Asheville since moving here and are hoping to go soon. Your site is great because you are giving me the heads up on places to go. I love your pics in the plane, I have yet to fly (Im 38yrs old)…ahhhhh, Im fascinated though of your perspective from inside looking out, thats the photographer in me. Love your post:o)
I agree! It's so much fun to take pictures out of the plane. Flying is a lot of un. I hope you get to do it someday!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I love that you can just take off and fly like that! How nice that you got to see your grandma!
Joanna @Makingmine says
I loved your Instas from the weekend! It looks like you had plenty of adventures! Thinking of your grandmother
Thank you so much! I appreciate the thoughts!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
Hope your grandma is feeling better! As my daughter is now at Indiana-we are all now hoosiers!
You have to support that!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I'm sorry to hear about your grandma - hope she feels better! It's nice that you are just a quick flight away though.
Thank you! Such a blessing!
Dan Steadman says
hope your grandma gets to feeling well soon...our weekend was me running the Apple Fest 8k (36:11 fourth in my age group, good race seeing as I am in marathon pretrain mode and just wanted a good tempoish run), Sunday yard work after church, Monday we hit up the Hendersonville Apple Festival and a good time was had by the boys...and then they had soccer practice Monday night...as far as our college teams..
I am a huge UGa fan (sorry Julie)
My 4 year old is a die hard Alabama fan...seriously he gets upset if one of his Alabama items isn't clean and we have had the discussion 'no son you can NOT wear your Alabama National Champ shirt to church...even told his teachers Roll Tide a few times
Haaaaaaa..... How did that happen? You should hide that jersey 🙂
Congrats on a great Apple Festival race time! Such a great race!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Veggie plates at southern restos are the bomb. Love that you can fly down/around so easily, though I wish it was for a happier occasion--keeping your Grandmother in my thoughts.
Thanks Susie. I feel really blessed that we can get around so quickly.
Blane Sherer says
Thanks for sharing your Labor Day weekend.
I hope your Grandma Bea improves.
I am sure she loved your visit.
Thank you! I hope so too 🙁