Hey! Whew, it’s been quite a weekend so far. I’ve met really nice people (bloggers), eaten a ton of really good and unique foods, take a zillion photos, and walked at least 12 miles in 12 hours. I thought I’d check in and share some of the DailyBuzz Festival activities before I get too behind.
The festival started with a cocktail party at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. It’s coincidentally the same hotel I was at last weekend for the wedding. I picked up my swag bag
And then headed straight for the bar. It was Friday night, a looooong week, and a glass of wine couldn’t come fast enough. At the event, I met some really sweet bloggers….mostly from blogs I’d never heard of, so now I have a bunch of new ones to check out! I was impressed with the diversity– I met bloggers from many different states, all ages, and all interests. Some people blog daily, some monthly, and some even less frequently. But of course, we all love food, blogging, and taking photos…so I guess we’re not so different after all!
The hotel is really pretty and we had great views of the city.
There was excellent food of course….but I was too busy talking and didn’t snap enough photos. Oops. I made up for it with tons of photo-taking on Saturday.
I only stayed at the cocktail hour for about 45 minutes and then walked across town to meet my mom at the bookstore for Jenna (Eat Live Run)’s book signing.
It was great! She is so sweet in person (as you would expect from reading her blog!) and an excellent writer. I’ve already started the book and am loving it. If you’re looking for something new to read, I highly recommend it
After the reading, my mom and I went to Hayes Valley (a nearby neighborhood) for dinner. The DailyBuzz people gave everyone $50 to spend at dinner and amazingly, this covered both our meals! Nice to have a free dinner.
I chose Dobbs Ferry, a restaurant I pass almost every day on my way to work. It’s relatively new with a good reputation.
We decided to share and ordered two appetizers and an entrée. This is a terrible photo of both of us (sorry, Mom), but posting anyways.
Everything was really good. Not amazing (just being honest), but really good.
We were both exhausted by the time dinner ended, so I went home to hang out with Jared. He was resting up to prepare for his crazy Saturday. Poor guy left the house at 5:30 am this morning for his triple brick– today he’s doing a 40 mile bike ride followed by a 60 minute run, followed by a 40 mile bike ride and a 45 minute run, and then ANOTHER 40 mile bike ride and 25 minute run! I can’t even imagine. Thankfully, someone who isn’t training as hard today far (and will have more energy) is going to drive him home because my guess is that he won’t even be able to move when he’s finished….though he has to be ready tomorrow for another hour and a half bike ride and hour long run. Ummmm, I don’t think I’ll be signing up for an Ironman anytime soon….this does not sound fun to me! ha.
More later on Saturday’s activities! Random Saturday morning photo (yes, in the bathroom….weird, sorry) right before the fun started….
Hope you guys are having a good weekend!
Eat anything good this weekend so far??
Read anything good lately?
Do you like meeting new people in event-like-settings or do you get shy?