It was a week-long celebration for the fiancé that involved a lot of eating, knowing that after Labor Day he would start an elimination diet. We had brunch at Arrowcreek Country Club, a place we were considering for our wedding, and dinner at The Depot with many of his friends. We also went o Red Lobster, his favorite chain restaurant, and participated in a puzzle room that was super fun for the fiancé, but really annoying to me since I couldn’t figure anything out.
Yes, I know. Summer 2016 is just around the corner, but I’m still talking about Summer 2015! It was a great one, so that’s why I have been behind on my posts… it seems I was always busy running, eating, traveling, and eating again.
I actually had a list of restaurants to try, but didn’t make through all of them. Here are a few though:
Great Full Gardens – again. Always healthy salads available. Love their rewards program too.
Laughing Planet – again. Another healthy favorite.
Hummus Fresh – with B. and a surprise visit from my friend K. They have salads, wraps, and juices.
Suite 103 – great food (tofu green curry, lamb shank, Mediterranean shrimp), lots of hiccups with service, but food was amazing.
Z Bar – My favorite 1944 Mai Tai (rum and orgeat syrup).
Centro – again. They were out of some items… Awesome waffle bananas foster.
Reno Provisions – meatloaf and polenta again. Can’t go wrong. (Unfortunately, they closed in the fall…)
Jus – juice bar. Great on a hot summer day after a run.
The Depot – okay food, okay service, nothing to rave about. The building, however, is pretty cool.
Villa Donato – great Italian food, but service was horrible.
Sushi Pier 1 – buy 10 get 1 free. Love all you can eat!
Moo Dang – good Thai place in Midtown, but there are better ones.
Café Deluxe – amazing café with lots of healthy options.
Asiago’s – new pizza place in Tahoe. Awesome Greek salad with mint dressing.
Latin Soul – this Lakeside Inn restaurant in Tahoe has an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse night!
With all the food, I had to keep active, but sometimes it was too hot to run, so, instead, I went to the beach in Lake Tahoe, on hikes on Mount Rose and Tunnel Creek, to the river with the dogs, and even swimming at the public pool. Plus, got to try acro yoga again with the fiancé.
Although after I came back from Ireland and Texas, there wasn’t much traveling for a while, we did have a lot of fun in Tahoe and Reno. Fourth of July was spent barbecuing with friends and watching the fireworks in my neighborhood. I went to an Elton John concert in Tahoe, and did many outings with my Little Sister such as to the Rib Cook-Off, Art Museum, Circus shows, etc.
Other summer adventures included making candles, going to a Paint and Sip night that inspired me to paint even more, celebrating birthdays with friends, the annual Shakespeare Festival in Sand Harbor, and a rope’s course in Tahoe with work!