My parents are really good at planning a "retreat" once every quarter. Us? Well, our last getaway was a year and a half ago (you can read about it here). So yesterday, since Chris got tickets for us to see Wicked, we felt like it was the perfect excuse to make a weekend of it...err, an overnighter of it. Wicked was showing just an hour away from our house, but we got a hotel, sitter, dinner reservations and packed the most we could into our quick getaway--which is surprisingly a ton when you don't have a two-year old with you.
There was shopping. We had this insane idea to not bring any clothes to wear to the show and just find something to wear while bouncing from store to store yesterday afternoon. I did find a new skirt and blouse, but I ended up wearing my back-up dress I stashed in my bag as a just-in-case-our-crazy-plan-doesn't-work. I live so far from the edge, I know.
After shopping, we met our good friends for sushi at Takashi. It was delicious. When I am out for sushi, I love looking for a roll that is slightly spicy and has some citrus worked in. This roll, the sunshine, was just. that.
And my mouth just started watering. Somehow I didn't snap a pic of our friends (we love ya, Doug and Aly!), so here is yet, another photo of us. Post sushi. I think we're filling our photos-of-us quota for the year with this post.
And the night was still young! After dinner we walked back to our hotel--that is one fabulous thing about staying right downtown, we walked everywhere--and got ready for Wicked in 20 minutes. And when I say "got ready in 20 minutes," I mean that we got changed in 10 and then spent the next 10 minutes trying to take a photo of ourselves.
The classic mirror snapshot and camera on top of a box on top of a flipped-over trashcan on top of a table with the self timer did the trick. I knew I wouldn't be able to take my camera into the theater (theatre?) so I left it behind and when we got to our seats (they were up there! and not next to each other, but a few blessed souls rearranged their seating so I could at least sit right in front of Chris), I gestured to Chris to take a picture with his phone of the stage.
After the show, there was a line forming outside to take a picture with the Wicked poster... .... which felt weird, but at the same time, I kind of wanted one but would never wait in line for it. We moved to the edge of the sidewalk and although there were lots of people in between us and the poster, we managed to snap (another!) picture of ourselves. #tallpeople
This morning, before heading home, we stopped for breakfast at The Park Cafe. You Salt Lake City people, how do you not eat here at least once a week?!
It could be because Chris and I are participating in a health challenge and today is our day off, but we were savoring and enjoying and commenting on every bite. So good!
Chris got b's and g's and I got french toast foolishness aaaanndddd a new art addiction. They had the coolest posters all over the whole dive-ish place:
When we walked out of The Park and saw this, I turned to Chris and said, "We should really live here."
I'm a sucker for mature trees and parks and historic homes and out-of-this-world potato hash. On our way home, we made one more stop. I'll give you a hint:
And that, my friends, is what we call a great overnighter. More on our Ikea haul on Monday!