After a night of delicious eating the evening before, a nice early morning walk sounded absolutely perfect for starting off my Sunday. Luckily, I wasn’t alone on that one…
Around 8am, our large group gathered in the lobby of the hotel in order to get ready for a little cardio. After a few minutes of chit chatting (and asking the poor man in the lobby to figure out how to use my camera to take a group photo) we all headed outside.
The weather was absolutely perfect…brisk, a little overcast, and not too windy. It was almost fall-like!
While a majority of the group went running as soon as we crossed the road to get to the river, there was a small group of us that stayed behind and walked.
Thank goodness for walking buddies.
We ended up walking about halfway over the bridge but then decided to make our way back so we’d be back in time for breakfast.
We couldn’t miss out on that, right?
I was one of the first to arrive, so I took advantage and browsed the scene before making my choices, since there was a lot to choose from.
Fresh fruit, muffins and pastries,
French toast, egg tartlets,
And even an oatmeal station, with tons of dried fruit and granola.
I, being the indecisive gal that I am, basically took a little bit of everything…
And let my just go ahead and add that I am so thankful for the fact that I do not have breakfast buffets at my disposal on a regular basis. I would probably be the size of a house.
Please tell me I’m not the only one with no self-control over breakfast buffets?
I made myself a cup of iced coffee (which was great, since the coffee was super strong) and loaded up with some fresh fruit, a blueberry muffin (didn’t have much of that), this delicious egg tartlet,
and a small cup of oatmeal, donning dried fruit and a generous helping of granola that was made by the hotel.
Did any of my fellow HLS attendees try that stuff? WOW.
Breakfast also included some round table discussions…I’m not sure how many people really got in to talking about the various topics, but I know my table had a very informative session on hair and hair products.
Shortly after breakfast, I said some goodbyes, headed back up to the room, and got my things packed up to head back home. I will honestly say that I really wasn’t sure if I was going to attend HLS this year – just for the sake of being lazy and wanting to be home – but I’m so glad I decided to go.
I’m guessing that that would have been just a teensy bit less fun.