So yesterday I posted the TOP 7 REASONS WHY ELBY MAKES A TOUGH TRAVEL BUDDY…but I must clarify, I LOVE ELBY. Elby is a true delight…hence the reason I have 10 reasons why she rocks and ONLY 7 why she doesn’t. So let the list begin:
#10- Driving Elby is like being a turtle. (You travel with your home on your back.)
#9- She get’s the party started. (When we pull up to a park and everyone looks, you know we are about to bring some LOVE! Sometimes I consider getting a fog machine just so when I open the door we can make a bigger entrance…!)
#8- You always make new friends. (People can’t deny the LOVE.)
#7- You get to see the nation.
#6- She sleeps 6…can you say SLEEPOVER?!
#5- You always get noticed.
#4- You never forget anything–everywhere you go you have all that you brought…EPIC.
#3- She is one giant, moving billboard: SPREAD LOVE!
#2- You never go hungry (I mean, she has had up to 1,500lbs of Oat Clusters & LOVE!)
And the #1 REASON WHY ELBY ROCKS: SHE IS COVERED IN LOVE!!!
Huge shout out to the moms of Stroller Strides Grapevine! We had such a blast with them Monday morning and their awesome instructor who works you head from toe…inside out: Farrah! Despite getting lost amidst the crazy highway construction, we finally arrived and immediately hopped into a tough workout. As we dodged muddy patches, Farrah ensured that every major muscles was not only working…but BURNING! It was awesome! Class ended just in time before another storm rolled in! It was perfect!
Post workout LOVE:
Love Grown = healthy babies = happy mommies
Farrah is an incredible instructor with high energy and great knowledge on the body! It was such a pleasure joining her and her awesome class!
Below are the 7 reasons why sometimes I question our decision to truck around the nation in a 32 foot bus…
#7. High winds and severe weather make things quite interesting. (i.e. when I get warned that Dallas may receive 157inches of rain, I ask myself, “Does Elby float?!”)
#6. She is like a tortoise when it comes to hills…you just have to sit back, be patient and watch everyone else zip by.
#5. Trees are her nemesis…low hanging branches (found in most parks, city side streets and fun places) are simply not Elby’s friends and holes on the roof are not good.
#4. Parking. Let’s just say finding parking for a 32 foot bus is not easy…and parallel parking adds a whole new element.
#3. There is no such thing as going under cover. Pretty much we scream CHECK US OUT…which sometimes brings over some interesting characters who whip up conversation.
#2. She is noisy–all those bumpy highways leave you feeling rattled after a long day on the road and she really is never quite.
And #1. She is a GAS GUZZLER…but then again, thank goodness we have Sweet Pea the Prius to make up for the gas mileage!
Friday morning we joined the moms of Stroller Strides – Arlington in the most BEAUTIFUL park! It was as if we stepped into a story book! The rolling green hills, windy paths, and secret gardens were the perfect landscape for our fat-blasting, butt-perking, cardio-boosting class taught by Marion. It was the best start to our day! Despite the high winds, we had a fabulous class followed by delicious breakfast! Check out some of the fun and discover more pictures on FACEBOOK!
Running the hills:
The Ants Go Marching:
Maggie and her sweet new baby:
My Moms Favorite Part (aside from the killer workout):
…And the moment we have all been waiting for…the (almost) BIG NEWS!! Well, first, let me gush about how fun it was for Alex to meet up with us! Even though it had only been a couple of days since we departed Denver, I simply LOVE him to pieces! So picking him up from the airport was just delightful!
Also, Alex had never been to Austin, so I was excited for us to cruise the city a bit and for him to see it. We were staying west of the city in these incredible rolling hills that reminded me a lot of Europe. It was so beautiful!
Now for the big news…
TA DA! (Note: you rarely catch Alex out of a Love Grown tshirt…!)
After thousands of requests, hundreds of emails, and numerous tweets and facebook inquires from our beloved fans, we got the opportunity to present the LOVE to Whole Foods. The catch…nothing has officially happened…hence the reason I call it ALMOST big news! But we will most certainly keep you updated!
The best thing you can do is keep requesting the LOVE at your local Whole Foods!
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While Alex was down in Texas we had to do some sight seeing, plus the next day we celebrated my mom’s birthday! The 3 of us ventured south to San Antonio (what is known as the Venice of America) to check out the canals.
We also had some fun putting around camp on some STELLAR bikes spreadin’ the LOVE (check out the box in the back of my basket)!
But eventually the sun set and Alex’s short taste of Texas was over. We dropped him at the airport and made our way to Dallas. YeeeHaw!