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The Long Weekend

by Meghann on May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day. I hope everyone had a long, relaxing weekend filled with friends, family, and sun.


My parents rented a house at our favorite vacation spot (North Captiva – full review HERE) for the long weekend and it just happened to work out that we were almost all able to getaway (we missed you Josh!). Since it’s a private island, only accessible by boat, it ended up being the perfect Memorial Day getaway. We were able to enjoy the beach with minimal crowds, we cooked our own meals, and were all asleep by 10:00pm each night. It truly was paradise.

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I need to vacation like this more often. I kind of dig a vacation where I do absolutely nothing. I really needed this.


By the way, doesn’t my sister look awesome? She’s 29 weeks and was seriously rocking the baby bump all weekend.


And she’s still running 3-4 days a week.


This was her “take a photo of me so I’ll remember how happy I am running” face. #nerd

Kelly and I were able to knock out a 5K on Saturday morning together. At 7am, it was just us, the water, and the sand.




It was really tough to leave. When’s the next long weekend? Fourth of July? Labor Day? We need to find a way back ASAP. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Where’s your favorite vacation spot? ย 


1 Caroline May 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I absolutely love going to the beach- agh! It sounds like you had a pretty great vacation weekend. One of my favorite vacation spots is Marco Island, FL- it’s awesome!
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2 Samantha May 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm

The NC coast is my home but we’ve been stationed outside the US for the last 6 years so I consider it my fave vaca spot! We spent sun and Monday doing scout events and giving back to those who serve, and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

3 Kristen @ Glitter and Dust May 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Wow, that seriously looks like paradise. I love when a vacation forces you to sit back, relax, and take it all in. Family time is always nice too! I would have to say that my favorite vacation spot is Mexico (either Cabo or Tulum) because I love the Mexican culture, colors, beaches, and FOOD! The food might actually fall at the top of the list. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen) May 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm

so awesome about the remote location of your vac a spot! cool that you have to drive a boat to get there! your sister is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚
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5 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 26, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Wow that looks beautiful! We love going to the beach but haven’t been in years, hopefully that will change soon ๐Ÿ™‚
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6 Becky @ Olives n Wine May 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm

I also love quiet vacations that require nothing of me! My husband and I visited Captiva a few weeks ago and will be going to a cabin in Colorado in about a month for a long weekend – the escape from crazy city life will be much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you had a great weekend with your family!
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7 Lauren May 26, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Wow looks like such fun, I wish Massachusetts had those kind of islands!
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8 Cheri @ Overactive Blogger May 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Omg, your vacay looks like so much fun! Since we’re planning this dang wedding, we have not had a chance to get away yet – but maybe if I can get everything wrapped up for the 4th, we will try and pull something off!
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9 Runner Girl Eats May 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I’ve never been to Captiva but heard so many great things. Your sis looks great!!
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10 Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} May 26, 2014 at 9:29 pm

My husband and I LOVE Disney! But we also really enjoy Folly Beach in Charleston, SC! Looks like you had a great weekend! I love those type of vacations and Kelly is looking AWESOME!
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11 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots May 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Love running on the beach, barefoot! I haven’t been to the beach in about a year, and I am hoping that I can go this summer
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12 Courtney May 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm

We are headed to Santa Barbara for a few day in 2 weeks. Not quite as relaxing, I don’t think, but it has sand and sun! I can’t wait!
My favorite spot is probably Florida (but I truly can’t decide between Disney, Ft Lauderdale or Key West)!
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13 The Many Thoughts of a Reader May 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm

That’s on my bucket lists of places to visit. Eventually.

14 Mary May 27, 2014 at 3:20 am

Sounds like the perfect relaxing holiday!
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15 Jessica May 27, 2014 at 10:20 am

HI Meghann!

I’m just wondering if you can tell me where you got that bikini – the one in the picture of you and Derek on the beach. Looks like it’s green with some white in it; the top looks like it has good coverage and is comfy!

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Renae @ MissFit Mixed Chick May 27, 2014 at 10:56 am

this is exactly what my weekend vacation felt like. We did a whole lot of nothing, but it’s exactly what I needed. Some fishing and lying around
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17 Shelly May 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Hawaii!! I wish I could afford to go there every year.
I also like to vacation in FL. Anywhere there, really. I’m from MN, so I love your warm state!
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18 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

Your sister looks amazing! Actually, your whole family does. Looks like a beautiful weekend. I love to get away up to northern Wisconsin, but it has become so hard to do the older I get. So my husband built a fire pit and I am planting flowers in our backyard to turn our yard into a summer getaway. ๐Ÿ™‚
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19 Sara@RunninginPinkProject May 28, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I do love a “do nothing” vacation. So nice!
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