Last night I was transported back to 1983.
I really should not pose next to gorgeous 17 year olds. Also, Chewie photo-bombed us with his butt. Katelyn agreed to babysit the boys until Chad got home from work if she could be on the blog. And if I paid her. Thanks Katelyn!
I met up with a bunch of my friends to head to Tampa for a Loverboy, Pat Benatar, and Journey concert.
We got to the fairgrounds early…
so that we could tailgate.
My top knot was giving me a headache and this girl couldn’t keep her hands off of me.
We hung out and ate and drank and acted as if we were the same age that we were in 1983 as the sun set.
Which earrings are actual 80’s relics?
Finally we walked over to the amphitheater with the crowd.
When we got there we realized that we had totally missed Loverboy. We thought that the concert started at 7:30, but it actually started at 7:00. Oops. Too much tailgating.
Classy bathroom picture.
We got to our seats just in time for Pat Benatar.
Did you know that she has been married to Spider from her band for 30 years?
Kind of makes “love is a battlefield” seem irrelevant. But it was still awesome.
Journey was the headliner and they were great, but it wasn’t the same without Steve Perry. Obviously I had a blast with my girls. Thank you to Paula for driving and to Barb for getting the tickets! I totally zonked out on the car ride home.
There is no rest for the wicked so I had to get up this morning to prepare to sweat out my hangover. I met my friend Theresa (of Active Eggplant) at the Trek Bicycle Store of St. Pete for the Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride.
Theresa and her husband Ryan came up from Bradenton to do this ride with me. Check out Ryan’s awesome tattoo:
The Trek Store had some refreshments and swag laid out for everyone to enjoy before the ride.
My friend and Trek Store of St. Pete owner Anne was leading the 10 mile ride and she gave us all instructions before we headed out.
Theresa, Ryan, and I were doing the 25 mile ride.
Our route was very familiar to me, as it was all on streets that I have biked many, many times.
We even biked through my neighborhood.
It was a stunningly gorgeous day.
Finally we headed into downtown and biked around The Pier.
By the Dali Museum…
We had gotten a little bit of a late start and were also taking a fairly slow pace since it was a no-drop ride (no rider left behind), so we ended up cutting the route a bit short and made it back to the Trek Store at about 19 miles.
Anne handed out raffle prizes.
Theresa and I both won a pair of Bontrager cold-weather cycling gloves.
I also won a really nice bike pump.
All the raffle winners:
Thanks for a nice ride Trek Women, Trek Store of St. Pete, and Theresa and Ryan! I had a great time.
Theresa, Ryan, and I walked down to Harvey’s, which is in the same shopping center as the Trek Store, for lunch.
Harvey’s is kind of a St. Pete institution. It’s always great. Check out the artwork that was hanging on the wall next to our table:
I got the turkey reuben which is what I almost always order at Harvey’s. It’s so good.
I really enjoyed eating lunch and chatting with Theresa and Ryan. Thanks for coming to St. Pete today…you guys are awesome! I wish you lived here and we could ride together and hang out all the time.
After lunch I came home and proceeded to sit here with my legs up for the past couple of hours combing through all these photos and writing this post. I’m exhausted! We do have some fun family plans this evening, though. I need a second wind. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.