My 27th Birthday Roadtrip

Yesterday was my 27th Birthday! Holy crap. I spent the most of the day (eight hours) in the car, driving to Pittsburgh with Chris. It actually wasn’t that bad! It went by fairly quick.

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Pretty, no?

Anyway, we got in town at around 5:30 and decided to go for a walk around Chris’ parents neighborhood to stretch our legs. We ended up stopping at a place for a birthday treat! The Cake and Cookie Spot had just opened recently and they had cute little cake shots! It was something I’ve never seen before so Chris and I got three to share.

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Chris got Oreo, I got the peanut butter cup, and we shared the chocolate birthday cake. They were so cute! I loved that they had layers of frosting. Such a good idea.

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Happy birthday to me!

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The Cake and Cookie Spot on Urbanspoon

We made it back to the house with time to change before heading to dinner with Chris’ parents at Salt of the Earth. I loved this unique restaurant the last time we came to Pittsburgh so I chose it for my birthday dinner!

I started with a glass of Riesling, of course.

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Since I wasn’t starving, I didn’t get an appetizer, but chose the tofu as my main meal. It was served with a carrot purree, fava beans and asparagus. Delicious and unique! The flavors went really well together.

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Chris got the rhubarb for dessert–it was so interesting! He let me share a few bites! The rhubarb was served with basil ice cream (so weird but good!), white chocolate mousse and shortbread cookies. At first I was skeptical but the flavors actually worked well together!

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All in all, it was a great end to my 27th birthday!

Salt of the Earth on Urbanspoon

This morning Chris and I decided to get a run in, but unfortunatley it is steamy here in Pittsburgh. The temp was probably around 75 degrees with 70% humidity, not pleasant for a run! We went to Shenley Park Oval, an community track for people to run and walk on in Shenley Park.

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It was a great place to run! But SO. HOT.

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Tomorrow we might try some of the trails. I want to get one more run in before the half marathon on Sunday!

I’m off for now–we have some fun Pittsburgh adventures planned today!

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