Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Our Trip

I've been wanting to post this, but with a busy schedule upon my return and a lovely little migraine that greeted me on top of it I've had hard time getting time to sit long enough at the computer to write this.

 2 weeks ago to the day we got on a plane to California, my first trip into the pacific time zone. I will certainly say I'm making sure this is not my last either. This trip to Cali entailed a wedding, Catherine's brother's to be exact. All in all I'm not sure the whole thing could have gone down better, I'm sure there was obvious good planning before hand and hard work in the days leading up to the wedding, but I'd say it went off without a hitch. My body had a little fun adjusting to the first major time change it had experienced, but that's another story. I met some great people who only added to my great first California experience.

Our trial training facility

Of course while we were there we had to get a little training in, so we visited a local commercial gym. I think I've said this before but for whatever reason when we go to gym's outside of Boston I'm just shocked at the atrocity of the things people consider exercise (not that Boston's any better). The gym itself was enormous and like many commercial gyms their cardio and group exercise class areas dominated most of the real estate. There were a total of 2 squat racks and I'd say probably 4 or 5 different bench's, not counting the benches for the dumbbell area. I was slightly impressed that they had a landmine, although not sure many knew how to use it. Moral of the story when it came time after our pre-workout tasks and warm-up, Catherine and I didn't have much of a struggle securing our equipment.

In all seriousness I'm not that cocky of a person and I could have trained circles around pretty much every trainer I saw. There was 1 guy that commented on the great things that Catherine and I were doing for our workouts. I said thanks, then in my head I thought, why didn't I see you do any of them when you were training your client? I guess we all can't be perfect.

I'll stop with the negatives now, so the day before the wedding the family held an even at a park overlooking the ocean, I know rough venue right? Honestly they considered the weather you see below to be not so good? My response....are you kidding me? I'm wearing shorts and a t-shirt and not worried about catching a cold or pneumonia...and it's October, wanna trade with us in New England. Actually I'm pretty sure that following Sunday was our first little bite of winter, barf.

OK so back to it, at the park they had one of the local food trucks waiting for us, freakin awesome. I had heard nothing but good things about this food. I was given a ticket so I could order, I got the steak sandwich, it was fantabulous, they also had the sign posted I have below, which lead me to believe that these were quality ingredients they were using. My taste buds told me that the ingredients were in fact good quality.

Tamarindo Food Truck
Great bit of wisdom

Yes for you ladies that may be wondering what the actual wedding venue looked like I posted a couple below.

All in all it was a great trip and I look forward to going back and putting my feet in the Pacific once again. Final note, a congratulations to Catherine's brother Chris and his new wife Kelsey on a beautiful wedding and wish them many happy years to come.

That's all I got for this day guys, go out there and get after it!

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