Vacation goes by too quickly

The rest of the week just flew by. I was barely home, but I feel like I accomplished a lot.

On Wednesday, I drove out to Menomonee Falls to meet up with my friend Danielle. We walked on trails for an hour and 10 minutes, picked her one daughter up from daycare and then went to lunch at Nino’s Italian Bakery and Deli. It was our first time trying it and we were pleased we did!

Danielle and Kiersten

They had a great selection of sandwiches, plus Italian desserts, fresh bread and a small selection of Italian groceries.

Nino's in Menomonee Falls

I had a delicious blood orange San Pellegrino.

Blood Orange San Pellogrino

Lunch was a veggie panini, which hit the spot after working up an appetite on that long walk. The panini had giardiniera (pickled vegetables) on it and I may add that to my paninis at home once in a while.

veggie panini

These girls were a lot of work to have lunch with! Danielle’s three year old has tons of energy and is so curious about the world!

Danielle's girls at lunch

We all grabbed cookies for dessert. I picked out two small Italian ones–a black and white and an almond. Both got touched by the three year old a couple of times and while eating her own cookie, she asked me about ten times, “Can I have some of your cookies?”

italian cookies

After lunch, we went back to Danielle’s house and chatted. I played with her cats, who loved the attention.

Sinatra

Then it was off to Woodman’s on my way home! I bought a huge cart full of groceries. I was pleased to find the Clock Shadow Creamery quark and BellaVitano Merlot cheese. Hooray for Wisconsin cheeses!

Quark from Clock Shadow Creamery

BellaVitano Merlot cheese

I also stopped by REI on my way to meet Danielle and picked up all of this for only 40 cents, thanks to my REI dividend.

Justin's nut butter and Clif bars

On Thursday, I went to spend the day with my parents. Mom and I took a trip to Costco, where I had to get new passport photos taken. Let’s say they didn’t turn out that great, but I am glad I have my request for my name change done and in the mail.

I was hungry by the time we finished shopping, so I got a really yummy turkey, provolone and pesto spread sandwich at Costco. Mom and I also indulged in some swirled fro yo from there. The amount we got was huge, so I had to bring half of the sandwich and the fro yo home with me.

Costco meal

mom and frozen yogurt at Costco

After our lunch settled, my mom and I headed over to the brand new YMCA in Mukwonago. My parents had already been to it before, but it was my first time checking it out. I didn’t bring a camera to take photos, but it was gorgeous and made me wish we lived closer to that gym vs. our own. Mom and I walked/ran the track, lifted weights, I showed her a few machines and the kettlebells and we even played basketball for a little bit. Their pool has a big water slide, a lap pool, section for walking in the water, a whirpool and a separate water aerobics pool. I hope to check that out next time we go, but I am not a big swimmer.

Two days after that workout, I am still store from doing squats with the kettlebells. I really enjoyed using those again and wish my YMCA had them. I guess I can use dumbells to do similar moves though.

I can’t believe I only have one more day off and then it’s back to work!

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One response to “Vacation goes by too quickly

  1. BellaVitano Merlot was free with a Leinenkugel’s 6-pack purchase at Woodman’s this summer, such a great deal…and one I took advantage of a couple times :)

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