The group was attentive, asked wonderful questions, and seemed to enjoy the topic!
My growling stomach was ready for the famous Healthy Living Summit lunch, always known for fresh, delicious, and wonderful food which delights both vegan and omnivores alike. I think Theodora’s photo below captures my noon time feelings perfectly: starving and exhausted.
After lunch I spent the afternoon learning a great deal from Monica and Katy. I’m going to do a few separate posts regarding the highlights from each session at HLS, but if you have the chance, go go www.spokeo.com . This is a very eye opening and scary sight showing just how much anyone can find about you and your family.
By 4pm, our table decided it was happy hour, compliments of one of Kath’s blog readers.
As you can see from the below pictures, Anne plays two roles in pictures: professional photo bomber or photogenic beauty.
Our next stop was Time , a new to me whiskey and absinthe bar at 13th and Sansom.
Katie meanwhile was far more adventurous and chose the absinthe! You’d think we were a crowd of frat boys the way we were cheering her on during her first taste of absinthe!
At 9pm, a group of us finally made our way back to El Vez , where they graciously had a table for 12 ready and waiting.
Words can’t explain the hilarity that ensued with the group over multiple margaritas and lots of laughter.
We enjoyed some wonderful sights along the way, including the Franklin Institute and Love Statue.
We posed for a quick group picture before heading over to the steps. It was wonderful such a large group came out for the morning walk as it was a great chance to catch up with familiar faces like Heather , Amelia , and Brittany .
Heather even inspired me to run back to the hotel with her so we could continue talking. The 1.8 mile sprint was exactly what my legs needed to shake out the soreness after yesterday’s run! Thanks Heather for pushing me that extra bit!
After the sweaty run, a Quaker sponsored breakfast was the perfect way to end the conference. I caught up with Kath, Sam, and others while devouring oatmeal and a delicious new yogurt.
Heather was kind enough to drive Theodora and I all the way back to the last NJ Transit station so we were able to spend quality time chatting in the car versus being cramped on the train. Spending time with them discussing the weekend just left me even more passionate about Healthy Living Summit, blogging, and the amazing friends I’ve made along the way.
If you’d like to see all my pictures from the weekend, head over to my Facebook page !
Question: If you attended HLS, what is one thing you’d like to see again or included next year? If you didn’t attend, what was the best part of your weekend?