Weekend Recap {Oct. 28-30, 2016}

Posted October 31, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Omaha, healthy travel, Halloween, vegan, dairy-free

Happy Halloween! 

The BF and I don't have any Halloween plans this year. He'll be working late, so I'll be at home giving out candy to the seven kids who stop by our house. 

We had a much-needed weekend out of town. We've both still been feeling like the house is overwhelmingly empty since we put our dog, Coda, down a couple of weeks ago. So we decided to take a road trip for the weekend. 

Friday, Oct. 28

We left for Omaha in the morning. I enjoyed a blueberry mint kombucha on the road. 

Our first stop in Omaha was at the Triumph dealership. The BF really wants to buy a motorcycle. I'm still on the fence. He tried to convince me with a sparkly helmet. 

Our second stop was Subaru where I almost bought a new car. Eek! We intended to just look…again. We've been to Subaru multiple times to test drive the Crosstrek. I suddenly found myself talking to the finance person, feeling a bit of pressure to buy that day and freaking out a bit. So I took a step back and told them I needed more time. 

We had lunch at Ika Ramen and Izakaya in the Benson neighborhood. I had vegetarian ramen, which was really good. 

We also stopped at one of our favorite breweries in Omaha, Benson Brewery. We shared a flight. I admit, it wasn't the same without eating their pretzels with gouda dip. 

We stopped in the Old Market, and the BF spent some time record hunting at Drastic Plastic

We checked into Element, which is our favorite Omaha hotel. It's an environmentally friendly hotel, and it's really modern and beautiful. 

The beds are also the best.

Dinner was at Modern Love, a vegan restaurant. It was so amazing to go to a restaurant and be able to order anything from the menu! 

I had a hibiscus orange wine spritzer and we shared seared brussels sprouts & shiitake bacon on a roasted parsnip purée. So good!

I had mac and shews, which was made with creamy cashew cheese. It also came with cornmeal crusted tofu, spiced pecans, barbecue cauliflower and garlicky kale. It was amazing! The BF had squash gnocchi, which was also incredibly delicious. 

We shared a slice of vegan apple and fig pie with vanilla ice cream and coconut whipped cream. I was so stuffed, but very happy after that meal. 

It was a fun night.

Saturday, Oct. 29

After breakfast at the hotel - toast with peanut butter and banana slices with a hard boiled egg on the side - we headed to the Durham Museum for their exhibit - American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. 

It was a great exhibit! It was really interesting and had fun interactive activities like a dance floor for learning the Charleston and the photo op above. 

We stopped at Upstream Brewing for lunch. I had a mimosa.

And a black bean burger with fries. It wasn't awesome, but it was food and I was hungry.

We went to Nebraska Furniture Mart to chair shop…again. We've been looking for chairs for our living room for two years! We were there for less than an hour and we bought a recliner. I was amazed because Nebraska Furniture Mart is huge and overwhelming. 

We also stopped at Village Point (I bought the new Wunder Under Hi-Rise Shibori Pant in Darkest Magenta at Lululemon) and Costco before leaving town. Costco is the best place to buy health food! Check out my haul above. 

Sunday, Oct. 30

We slept in super late and laid in bed scrolling Instagram for way too long. I finally got up because I had a phone session with a health coaching client. 

Lunch was avocado on sprouted grain toast with eggs. 

I spent a lot of the day organizing my new office space! I've been working on this for nearly a year! I've been cleaning out our spare room, buying furniture and collecting pieces of decor I love since last December. It's finally coming together. 

I realized I hadn't drank much water, so I mixed up my minerals and antioxidants drink mix.

Then we had dinner and carved pumpkins at my parent's house with my niece and my brother. 

We ended the night with a private viewing of Dracula at the World Theatre. It was so much fun and the perfect way to celebrate Halloween.

What are your plans for Halloween?

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