Last Saturday was all about new adventures and island themes, starting with taking the Path train to Hoboken, New Jersey! In the 5 years I've been in the city, I honestly haven't had a reason to go to Hoboken before. Don't judge. It was interesting to say the least, especially since the L train was a shuttle bus all weekend. But I made it!
As luck would have it, Megan's daughter, (if you remember from here and here) Chloe, was having her 1st birthday party the same weekend as The Rock-n-Roll Philadelphia half marathon. It was perfect incentive. So, we celebrated Hawaiian style (where her parents are originally from) complete with a food truck serving Hawaiian deliciousness!
Then it was time to check into the hotel and brave the expo. Luckily, it was right across the street from where we were staying. The bib picked up area was super crowded, but we made it through super easy.
Have I mentioned I love the shirts?!
Then it was time to play in the Run Happy Island! I had been looking forward to it since they changed themes from the circus. We got our passports and experienced all the native habits:
Feeling the Ride.
(Hi, Pam and Sarah!)
(Hi, Pam and Sarah!)
and Gait, which I did not get a picture of, boo.
Once our passport was stamped, we visited the marketplace to see what our souvenirs would be! Pam and I got a tote bag, Sarah got a tshirt. We had already won the sun visors from the mountain climbing.
Full disclosure: originally, we just got our passports and went to see what we won. That's where I fell in love with the giant isolated tote (along with the foam finger, which they had run out of and wouldn't give me the display ones. Boo) and found out I needed to get all the stamps to win that. We saw the lines and vetoed the idea right away. But then we decided, what else were we doing? and had tons of fun.
We walked around the expo quickly, but stopped to grab matching crown bondi band, headbands. There wasn't much time after that, since the expo was closing and they were kicking us out.
Amazingly, we got reservations at an Italian restaurant in the area for dinner and headed to bed early.
What's your favorite part of an expo?