My Mini Summer Vacay Has Come to an End

What a wonderful three days! From wine tasting to hiking, lazy beach days and today I laid by the pool in Palm Springs and got PAID for it because it was our staff retreat!

Let me take you back to yesterday’s beach trip ending! We slept in until 9am!!! Latest I have slept in, in forever!!! First things firs I had my Starbucks and said good bye to our beautiful room and the view! Thanks MOM:)

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After checking out of the hotel we went in search of some good morning eats! We decided to try Killarney Pub & Grill, were “Irish” why not?!


I ordered the Spanish Omelet. It had many substitutions, all egg whites,no cheese and extra tomatoes. It came topped with salsa and yummy avocado! I tried to be good but it came with Irish potatoes, how could I turn these down!

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After a very filling breakfast we headed back to the beach to do some more lounging!

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I did a lot of reading;) 

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I was soon inspired to do a little Bikini Body Workout! 

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Hubby was not as inspired;)

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For lunch I was craving FRUIT and something HEALTHY! So we went over the Jamba and I got a Regular Berry Fulfilling Smoothie and some how it came in a LARGE, no complaints here!

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We said goodbye to the beach and headed out to our last Mini Vacay meal! My Mom wanted Seafood so we tried out Crabby’s , she had heard it was pretty good.

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I wanted fish and some veggies, this was a very easy choice!

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I went with the Ahi Ahi burger with more substitutions of course. I changed the bun to sourdough bread, and had it dry leaving the tarter side on the side. Instead of french fries I asked for veggies, oh this tasted soooo amazing! It’s funny how my body craves fruits and veggies if I deprive it, you could say I am addicted!

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I was sad to leave the beach but today I got to go right back to lounging in Palm Springs! At the end of the year our whole staff takes a retreat to Palm Springs to relax and unwind after a crazy busy year!!!

Some of us first laid out in the pool, and then I got restless go figure and decided to be adventuriouse! Two other teachers and I decided to go for a 4 mile walk to get some ice-cream!!!


We had heard how Lappert’s gourmet ice-cream shop is a wonderful Hawaiian treat! Lappert’s Ice Cream is classified as "Super Premium" which means it is the smoothest, richest tasting Ice Cream money can buy! We were all about it, especially after our hour walk in the 90 degree heat!!!


There were so many flavors it was soooo hard to choose!!! I sampled like every flavor before deciding to go with the Cinnamon Carmel, and Kaui Pie!



Great choices!


We enjoyed our ice-cream on the patio and then headed home!


Wowzers it’s been a great three day weekend!!! I got home early today and was able to clean house!!! I love vacations, but I hate all the laundry and cleaning that comes when I get home:( I am glad the house is clean because now I can relax, well after I teach kickboxing tonight!

I will be back to regular posting tomorrow. I have some exciting news to share with you all tomorrow morning so stay tuned!!! Can’t wait to catch up on all of your blogs, what’s going on in the blog world?!

P.S. Did you do your squats,pushups, and sit-ups today?!!! How’s the challenge going out there???!


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