I headed down to Baltimore on Friday after work. Thank goodness I didn't leave before the best visitor EVER came to see me!!
|This is Brooklyn she owns my running friends Kate and Dave :)|
I had a test on the following Tuesday so I knew I would have to study in the airport just like I did for Color Me Rad Tampa.....LOL My flight was delayed but only by an hour so not too bad.
|More Business Law......|
After getting up to shower and pack on Saturday we went to breakfast and headed up to Philly. We went to a diner in Rockville that was AH MAZE ING! I had the vegan coconut caramel french toast with strawberries....OMGOMG!
After breakfast we headed up to Philly, we were staying at the Marriott right near the Reading Market. Once we got there we called Dave. This is a fun part of the story. Dave and I were friends when we were in 2nd and 3rd grade in a small town in upstate NY. I moved to Long Island right after 3rd grade was over but thanks to Facebook we reconnected awhile back and when Gabby moved to Maryland we decided to do the Color Me Rad in Philly and I posted about it. Dave said he wanted to join us so we finally met up again after 30 years!!! He took us to pick up our packets and then showed us around Philly for the day. I wanted to see the building with ants on it and he delivered.
He then took us to see this awesome place called the Magic Garden we didn't go inside but just the exterior is amazing. I have never seen anything like it.
After that we met up with some of my friends Aaron and Lyra who moved to the Philly area not too long ago so we had dinner. We then wandered around China Town for awhile. It was just really nice to hang with friends. We had to get to bed pretty early because we needed to get up early for the run. I remembered the traffic from both Brooklyn last year and Tampa last month.
Got up early grabbed some tea from the Starbucks in the lobby and headed over to the Please Touch Museum. There was ZERO traffic so we were there early. We were meeting two more friends but we found them fast and headed to the start line. It was cloudy and it sprinkled a few times but it was great that it was not sure hot like it was expected to be. This was Dave's first ever 'race' so he was super excited we all were.
The run itself was really nice, the trail it was on was great. The color station volunteers were awesome with the color and encourages us to roll in the color on the ground and also left some of the boxes unattended so we would have our own little color fights.
We hung out for awhile after to take pictures and just hang out before Stefanie and Kevin were leaving.
|Best college roommates EVER!|
|3rd grade to 40 Thanks Facebook.|
After the run we headed back to our hotel to shower and change. We then went to get cheessteaks, ice cream and wander Philly for a bit longer. Gabby and I then headed down to Baltimore. We had some snacks, hit the aquarium and then she showed me where Charm City Cakes was. Then a quick flight home and back to work Monday.