here i am! one more monday down.. the last working monday in may, actually. i cannot believe how fast this year is flying by.
as i mentioned, my weekend was jam packed. you already heard about my date night on friday.. so i will dive right into saturday.
the excitement started bright and early when marshall & i loaded up the pups and headed out to strut your mutt. strut your mutt is an annual fundraising event. all proceeds go to no more homeless pets of utah. we weren’t able to go last year, but we did go in 2009.
marshall always walks penny and i always walk randy. this has 100% to do with the fact that penny has a huge crush on marshall and cries her little puppy eyes out if she is more than 3 feet from him at any given time.
don’t believe me? watch this video of her crying when marshall had to run ahead to get a trash bag (because randy dropped a deuce before even entering the park. he’s a joy.)
yeah. total baby.
there were SO many dogs. actually, the term “SO many” doesn’t even describe how many there were. naturally, i was in heaven. there was actually an abnormal amount of basset hounds.. i was surprised.
we registered upon arrival and then headed to the expo. yes, an expo. for dogs.
we snagged a few pupcakes for p & r.
before we knew it, it was time to strut!
the course was about a mile.. pretty strenuous if you are a basset hound.
it was so fun to walk with SO many other dogs.
i sort of think dog watching is even better than people watching.
obligatory family photo post-strut.
a few hours later, marshall & i headed out to salt lake sans pups. we had a very special purchase to make, but needed fuel first.
toasters is a new-to-us sandwich shop right downtown on 300 south and 50 east. it was such a nice day, so we ate outside.
i had an iced americano with soy milk.
i chose the turkey avocado on whole wheat ciabatta. go figure, i always get the turkey avocado.
what made this sandwich special was the balsamic sauce.. it was SO incredible. it took the sandwich to a whole other level.
marshall had the prosciutto sandwich, which also had the balsamic sauce. again, the sauce is what made it SO good.
we made friends with a cute dog that kept begging for chips.
he had some pretty impressive tricks!
after our meal, we went and made aforementioned very important purchase. said purchase won’t be here for 5 to 7 business days, so i will blog about it later.
we then met up with some friends for some festival action. we had not one but TWO festivals on the agenda.
first up was the urban arts festival.
this was the first year they have held this festival so it was pretty tiny. it was fun to check out the local artwork, but there wasn’t much going on so we didn’t stay long.
next up was the living traditions festival.
this festival is a celebration of authentic and traditional folk and ethnic arts.. but really, it’s a whole lot of different ethnicities of food in one spot. the only reason we went was for dinner, as the rest of the festival was kinda meh.
it’s all about the food anyway, right? i waited in the vietnamese line because they were churning out some amazing looking chicken kebabs.
by the time i got to the front of the mile-long line, they informed me they were out of kebabs! ugh. i settled for a chicken bowl over vermicelli noodles.
this was actually really delicious! i wasn’t so sad about missing out on the kebab afterall.
marshall channeled his heritage and got some mexican.
we all sat on the curb and ate our selections. it’s fun that we could all get such different cuisines all in one place. plus, the food was tasty and authentic!
after filling our bellies, we went back to kristen’s porch and enjoyed the warm evening outdoors. i wish summer would get here already.. but it was cold and rainy again sunday. oh well, i will take what i can get when it comes to sunshine!
thanks for reading such a long post.. when there are 3 events in one day, it’s bound to take awhile to talk about!
what was the highlight of your weekend?
xo. janetha g.