Even though I'd only met a couple of the ladies, I've been reading all their blogs for a while. I felt like they were friends. You know the saying, "runners are all friends you haven't met yet"? We all excitedly planned for our trip away. We also wracked our brains to come up with a hashtag for our weekend. Holly's blog name gave us the inspiration...
It was a #holottafun!
Marcia and I met at the airport early Friday morning. Even before our early morning flight took off, our phones began blowing up with texts from the group, who was already in Florida. I had planned on reading Cory Reese's book for this month's book club, but we never stopped talking from the moment we met up in the terminal until the time our plane pulled up to the gate in Panama City Beach.
|Marcia and me en route|
After a pre-race dinner of pizza, we went back to the cottage for an early bedtime. Everyone was up early the next morning to prepare for the race. We took pre-race photos and lined up. The horn sounded and we were off! I won't share too many details of the race on this post because I'm going to recap the race in a separate post on Wednesday.
|Front L-R: Judy, Marcia, Darlene, Tricia|
Back L-R: Holly, MaryBeth, Me, Karen
|Post race cocktails: MaryBeth, Me, Marcia, Tricia|
|Love these ladies!|
After lunch, it was back to the beach for the sunset, some photos, and more laughs. Dinner was at an oyster bar. You know when the sign says "we shuck 'em, you suck 'em", it's going to be epic. In true southern style, we started with a basket of hush puppies that were the size of baseballs, y'all. There was also a 2-for-one drink special to help us kick off the evening.
|Me, Tricia, Holly, MaryBeth|
|Tricia, Holly, Me|
|What happens in PCB stays in PCB...|
|L-R: Holly, Karen, me, Judy, Marcia, MaryBeth, Tricia, Darlene|
Party animals that we were, by 9:30 we were ready to call it a night.
The next morning, we recapped the evening over donuts and took a walk on the beach for one last time.
|It wouldn't be a trip to the beach without a yoga pose...|
I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap as well as Ilka and Angela for the Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup! Have a great week!