Groupon – I’m definitely guilty of getting a little trigger-happy and then forgetting about them until 6 days before they expire.
“LOOK AT THIS FUN THING I GOT US, BRI! WE’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS!!!”
… <8 months later>…
“STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING WE HAVE TO GO TO _____ RIGHT NOW SO I DIDN’T WASTE $____ ON THIS DAMN GROUPON COME ON LET’S GO.”
So I booked two seats on a day trip out to Catalina, an island 20-some miles off the California coast.
Friday we woke up to torrential rain. I swear it only rains in SoCal when we have visitors or fun things planned.
Once we were settled into the (dry & warm) Flyer cabin, we cruised away from Newport and found a break in the weather.
An hour later we docked at Catalina where we were met with a mostly cool, somewhat drizzly, randomly down-poury day. Not ideal for exploring land on foot, but we found ways to keep ourselves entertained :
All day people kept asking us if we were “there for the race”. I’m all, “RACE?! WHAT RACE?!! WHERE DO I REGISTER???”
Luckily it was one of those silly ones you need a bike and a wetsuit for, so Brian was off the hook of getting hostaged into a last-minute overnight trip. Something about $900 hotel room and not being able to change our boat tickets back to the mainland or something…
Oh and the fact I don’t swim.
Regardless, I ate up the fact that everyone thought we looked like triathletes. And then I ate an entire order of chips & salsa.
And then we went home and I PR’d the 10k. The end.
We’ll be back Catalina – Like maybe in March for this??