So when I left off Saturday’s recap, I had just crashed into bed after a crazy long day of sessions and activities. I slept like a baby and woke up ready to tackle Sunday. But unfortunately the day had a sad start because we had to say goodbye to Amanda who had an early flight. But on a more positive note, I think there are some plans in the works for her to visit Sam and I in Ontario in the nearish future!
After our goodbyes, Sam, Gina and I met everyone else in the lobby for the 5K run/walk. I was hoping to just slowly jog or walk most of it, but I somehow ended up running with the front of the pack. I blame Sam! But we actually only ended up running about a mile, then stopped at a park where we took some pictures and then walked back to the hotel for breakfast.
Breakfast was a buffet similar to Saturday morning’s, but without the really good egg scramble… darn! They did have some awesome hash browns though, so those made up for it.
Following breakfast, everything started to wind down since lots of bloggers were catching their flights soon. So after packing up (and somehow fitting all my new swag in my suitcase!), I headed out to explore with Sam and Gina. I was excited because I love to explore new cities, but this was my first time being out in Minneapolis on foot all weekend! We bumped into Katie and Ashley, so the 5 of us grabbed lunch at Mason’s, a casual restaurant and bar in the downtown.
It was described as a pub on Urbanspoon, but it was a lot more upscale inside. I loved the wooden tables and the drinks served in Mason jars.
I went for their flatbread appetizer with mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, basil, and balsamic drizzle. It was good, but not as big of a portion as I expected – luckily I had a bunch of swag bag snacks to fill up on later. Almost everyone else got the house made veggie patty on a salad, which they all raved about.
Sadly I had to head to the airport right after that. I was bummed to leave, but I know I have next year’s Healthy Living Summit in Madison, Wisconsin to look forward to. Start following @HLSummit on Twitter and stalking their website to stay up to date on next year’s event – I expect to see you all there! ;)
To wrap up this post, I want to say a big thank you to the Hilton Minneapolis, all the sponsors, and most of all the event organizers for making this weekend possible. It was a blast!
What’s your favourite thing to do in new cities?
Are you going to HLS next year?