Weekend recap – Denver time!

Hi, friends!  Thank you for visiting me here on the blog today. How was your weekend and start of the week?  I am home from my trip and enjoying all the baby snuggles!  I had initially planned to do one post about my Denver trip, but it was such a packed weekend, and I have so many pictures to share. I decided to break it into two, one today and one Thursday.  I did also share lots of adventures on Instagram stories over the weekend.  So for those of you that follow me there, this will be the full scoop (if you don’t follow me, let’s be friends, @maketimewithpizzapullups).

So let’s get started with that weekend recap. Friday I ended up getting off work a little later than normal, but it was hubs to the rescue. He ordered the babies and I pizza, which arrived just after we got home. It was awesome, instead of stressing about dinner, I was able to just relax with the babies.  The hubs is the real MVP.

After the kiddos went to bed I packed.  I am a super last minute packer, but with only going for a couple days, I was able to get everything ready pretty quickly.  Here are my travel snacks, I always like to have an assortment. I try to make sure I have a water bottle with me as well, the shaker cup is perfect in case I want a quick protein shake.


On Saturday, I was up bright and early, I flew out of Phoenix, which is about an hour and a half away from Tucson, and left my house just before 4:00 AM.  It was rough getting up and out the door that early, but totally worth it. It was an easy commute, with almost no traffic on the way to Phoenix., and I was able to zip right through security at the airport. Before I knew it my lovely friend Sarah and I were enjoying lunch at a roof top restaurant.

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The weather was perfect, my burrito bowl was delicious, and I could not have asked for better company.

After lunch, we did some walking around her neighborhood, before going tubing with a group of her friends. I couldn’t take a camera out on the river but look at this beautiful view.


The tubing was such a blast! My only prior tubing experiences had been of the very calm, floating variety. The place we went had faster-flowing water and some small rapids, so it was invigorating and a bit of an adrenaline rush.

Afterward, we went to have a bite and a beer at a nearby brewery. I had such a good time getting to know Sarah’s friends and they were so warm and inviting. I was hungry and dug right into this Mexican-Asian fusion burrito bowl.  Vietnamese style pork, with rice, cabbage, pickled veggies and multiple sauces. It was so, so good!


After a quick stop at Sarah’s to freshen up. We then headed out for the evening. We had a bit of a bar-hopping/exploring evening. Here is my lovely friend in front of our first stop.


I didn’t get many pictures from the rest of the evening, but we mainly wandered from place to place, chatting and catching up. According to my Fitbit, we actually strolled about 5-6 miles over the course of the evening!   We ended the night at an arcade bar.  It was all older games that I remembered from childhood, I had a blast.

What did you do over the weekend?  Do you pack in advance or more last minute?  I have always packed pretty last minute.  Which is weird, because I tend to plan/prepare way early in every other area of my life.

Now I am off to prepare for the week, get in the first workout of The Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up and watch Game of Thrones.  Any other GoT fans out there?

Tomorrow I will be back with a day in eats. The second half of my trip will be up Thursday.

Hope you have a great day!

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21 thoughts on “Weekend recap – Denver time!

  1. Ahhh I am a HUGE game of thrones fan! And this episode was sooooo good! I was cheering the whole time! Can’t wait for the next one 🙂
    Have a great day!

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  2. I love Colorado and hope to move back some day so I love checking out these pictures. I’ve done white water rafting but never tubing. That sounds like a blast!

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