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The purpose of our blog is to share our journey through life with family and friends while we leave our mark on this world. Our 20's have been very kind to us and as we enter the 30's we are hoping to continue to enjoy our time in this thing we call life. I should have called this blog "Traveling through Life".

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sand Dunes and Pearl Jam

This weekend we went to Indiana Dunes to do some hiking. The weather was perfect and the sand dunes kicked our butts. Of course we started with the most rugged trail that had several tall dunes that you have to hike up but the views of Lake Michigan at the top were worth it. (I need to figure out a way to rig up a sand dune in our workout room or the backyard if I didn't mind the stares from the neighbors)
The water was freezing but due to the current they wouldn't let us swim anyway. So when we walked the beach I kept telling myself we were in Florida.

Sunday we drove to Chicago from the dunes to see.....you guessed it....Pearl Jam in concert. We both love going to Chicago. This time we stayed in Greektown since we did downtown last time. Our hotel room had a balcony and we had a pretty good view of about half of downtown. I loved our hotel room, it was a nice upgrade from the hotel the night before.
The concert was awesome and we had great seats thanks to Matt's seniority in the fan club. It was a great weekend and if we wouldn't mind giving up money, a backyard, and peace and quiet, we could move there so it looks like that's out.

In the weeks to come we are going to start another Biggest Loser competition so be prepared for me to express many frustrations and a little bit of progress on the blog. Although we have kept off most of the weight from the last one we need motivation to keep going from there. Wish me luck since Matt has been doing a lot of strength training I think I can beat him this time.

5 comments:

Grandma Wanda said...

Fun pictures! And yes you can beat him!

Brooke said...

Gorgeous pics Amanda. I love the scenery shots you took!

Kelly said...

Great pics! Come to Florida soon for the real thing!

Nagel Bagels said...

How beautiful!!! You take really great pictures! I am so glad to hear that you had a great time. I am looking forward to the Biggest Loser! What is the actual date? I am way pumped!!! Love and Miss you tons. P.S. I may have to still your idea of posting aggravation on the blog:)

Amanda and Matt said...

Sara-
We will start our competition the same week as the tv show so first weigh in is Sept 14th. Oh and I had a really great camera to help with the good pics.