Last week my sister and I had tickets to go see NKOTB. Cue fun connections from my freelance days and I managed to snag tickets to a meet & greet and upgraded our seats.
I remember when I was younger, my sister went to a show with a couple of our cousins in Saratoga, NY – I was too little to go so I writhed with jealousy at home alone with my parents while she got to see the heartthrobs in the flesh.
20+ years later. We get a re-do. But better because man have those men aged nicely. I’m convinced that boy-bands are akin to fine wine – they get better with age. At least looks wise.
I haven’t listened to NKOTB in quite a few years to be honest, but Nelly? He’s my jam (especially when I run) and his opening act definitely brought me back to some nights at Our House East in Boston. TLC and NKOTB were both amazing throw back shows and the love, the love for Boston from the hometown boys? Was amazing and made me fall in love with Boston all over again just like I did the first time I walked onto Northeastern’s campus nearly 14 years ago.
Aside from that aspect of the trip?
My sister and I shopped for bridesmaids dresses for her August 2016 wedding. I tried on a lot of duds but THE dress is purchased and on order. Excuse my short-armed selfie attempts but really – the shoes. Check out those shoes.
I saw my grandparents and man, my Nana is not doing well. Alzheimer’s is an ugly disease folks. Ugly. But was still amazing to have a couple of short, sweet visits with my grandparents. Having not been home all that much since making my own home with the Hubs in the mid-atlantic, it always surprises me how much they’ve aged since I saw them dancing and smiling at my wedding back in 2009.
I drank delicious beer. Hello Switchback and Fiddlehead.
Two of my favorite Vermont brews.
Had delicious pizza and a real creamy. Summer in Vermont is the best time ever. Aside from the holiday season on Church Street. Nothing beats those lights on a snowy December evening.
Finally, Sunday before leaving, I hit up a spin class at CyclePath on College Street in downtown Burlington. What an awesome workout. I haven’t taken a spin class outside of your run-of-the-mill gym (like 24 Hour Fitness or Premiere Fitness here in Annapolis) so getting to hit up a cycling studio was a lot of fun. Super high energy and really state of the art. I will definitely be revisiting them when I’m up next and if you’re around Burlington and looking for an awesome workout? Check them out – AND be sure to get a smoothie from the JuiceBox after class.
Ultimately, a successful #tripnorth. Good to be home with my boys and into week 4 of triathlon training!