Monday, January 8, 2024

Weekend Recap - Pitt State Edition

Happy Monday, friends!!! We snapped back to reality REAL QUICK last week with me heading back to work and then a weekend out-of-state track meet.  

I worked on Friday morning and then after lunch Luke and I hit the road for Tulsa, OK.  We stopped at Ted's Escondido Cafe based on several recommendations and it didn't disappoint.  Y'all know that when I go pretty much anywhere and we have to eat out I generally try to eat somewhere local and think that it can make even a pretty "mundane" trip a little more memorable. 

We LOVED the tortillas and queso to start, I had the fajita enchiladas (OMG!) and then we HAD to indulge in the free sopapillas at the end which didn't disappoint.

I booked a room at the Hyatt Place downtown Tulsa solely based on the rate and the fact that it seemed a bit more of a "destination" than other options and I was hopeful that we could find something fun to do downtown when we got there.  On Wednesday when I was double checking the location and booking info I saw that the hotel was about a block away from the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and when I checked out what was happening the night we were there saw that Hairspray was in town.  Luke would probably have chosen a movie in the room BUT he's a good sport and so he obliged me ;). 

On our way into Tulsa we saw this MAYO sign from the highway and he was commenting on it since he HATES mayo and so imagine our surprise when we got up to the room, opened the shades and saw that we had a perfect view of the sign ;)

Overall we loved the hotel.  The room was super spacious and clean, everything was comfy and overall the hotel was REALLY nice for the price.  Breakfast was included (something I always try to look for) and was fine and really my only complaint was that the only parking was street parking or valet.

We hung out and watched some TV for a bit and then got ready to go see Hairspray!

When did this happen, y'all???

I'd seen Hairspray before but not in YEARS and had forgotten how much fun it was.  The cast was SO GOOD and the music is just the best.


We booked it back to the hotel since it was pretty cold and gross out but had to stop and grab this pic because MAYO ;)

We were up bright and early Saturday morning to head the rest of the way to Pitt state...

... and let me tell y'all, traveling with one teenager is a dream!

Since we were right there we drove through the University of Tulsa just to check it out - we're not in the "college tour" phase yet but aren't going to pass up a chance to see campuses and get a feel for the "vibe" if we're there, you know? 

We got to Pittsburg late-morning and I got settled in on the bleachers while Luke met up with the rest of his team for warmups and let me just say WOW. hahaha. 

The facility was incredible and I was blown away by the level of talent at the meet.  Luke has ran in a few middle school track meets for school which have been pretty much with other local private schools.  This meet had almost 900 athletes competing from high schools all over the country (mainly Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, etc) and it was mostly club teams and then athletes who entered independently.  

We didn't leave the track complex until after 8:00 pm and it was such a fun day and great first experience for Luke.  Proud of him!!!

When the meet wrapped up we headed to Brick + Mortar Social House with the kids and parents from the team who were spending the night in Kansas.

We didn't get to the hotel until after 10:00 and Luke and I pretty much crashed immediately after showering.  We were up and out of the room by 7:00 am and on the road by about 7:30...

... and despite some fog(this was as we were walking to the car) and having to wait for the ice to melt off of the car we pretty much made our goal.

We drove two hours to Starbucks, grabbed some banana bread and lemon loaf and a hot tea and then booked it the next 3.5 hours home.


Not sure where this track thing is going to lead or how long he's going to be loving it but I'm here for just about anything that gives me some extra time with him even if that means 11 hours of driving and 8 hours of bleacher sitting for about 3 minutes of running ;)

We weren't the only ones out and about this weekend ;). Friday night G and Dave headed to the mall for a little daddy-daughter time...

I'm not sure there's anyone else Dave would go to the mall for ;)

And Mason got to spend some time with a WHOLE BUNCH OF HIS BESTIES  - bless this mamas heart for hosting all these boys!

HAPPY Monday, friends!!!


  1. Wow! What a fun and exciting weekend! The weekend with Luke looks like a great time! And I know Griffin and Mason had a so much fun as well.

  2. What a fun weekend. I had to laugh at the hours driven, bleacher sitting all for 3 minutes. My daugthers are competitive cheerleaders and we have driven up to 9 hours one way and have comps we fly to all to watch them on the mat for 2.5 minutes. But the memories we make on those trips are worth all the long drives and 12 hour days at the competition.

  3. I love the picture of Dave & Griffin! There is no end to the things Dads will do for their baby girls!!

  4. Your track experience is exactly how I feel about swim for our two. Our oldest is headed to high school next year and I would literally drive/fly anywhere to watch him swim because he's having such a great time with it. Drive six hours and swim a total of (hopefully under) 4 minutes...ABSOLUTELY! LOL! It's insane, but amazing at the same time.


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