Weekend Dilemma’s

Nottingham - Land of Robin Hood

Nottingham – Land of Robin Hood

This past weekend (11-12 May) was a disasterous waste. We didn’t make any plans for Saturday, so we ended up sleeping in like we usually do. By the time we decided to go out and do something, it was already 12pm.. too late to go anywhere far.. so we just headed into Nottingham to hang out. Walked by the Castle and had lunch at the oldest pub in the UK

Taking a long trip back in time..

Taking a long trip back in time..

.. to the oldest pub in the UK

.. to the oldest pub in the UK

Couldn't go to a pub without getting a drink.. or two..

Couldn’t go to a pub without getting a drink.. or two..

Descent sliders..

Descent sliders..

nom nom nom

nom nom nom

Walked around the shops in town.. finally went into Primark (which was like going into Nordstrom Rack on the weekend during Christmas season.. craziness).. grabbed a snack at Homemade… stumbled upon an awesome stag party in the rain (if you can see… they’re all dressed up like Disney characters).. and then headed home.

Homemade Cafe - voted Nottingham's best cheap eats (2012?)

Homemade Cafe – voted Nottingham’s best cheap eats (2012?)

Interior of Homemade.. pretty basic cafe

Interior of Homemade.. pretty basic cafe

SMILE!

SMILE!

Latte .. not so awesome... but they did have free issues of Vice magazine :-)

Latte .. not so awesome… but they did have free issues of Vice magazine 🙂

Boozy smoothie for Minh

Boozy smoothie for Minh

Pulled pork quesadilla

Pulled pork quesadilla

the rain won't bring down this stag party

the rain won’t bring down this stag party

Sunday we actually had a plan.. but it was an epic fail. I was supposed to meet up with a group of ladies for the Rapha Women’s 100 training ride through the Peak District. Minh was coming along too.. either to ride with me or to do his own ride. And since Minh refuses to drive.. he was playing navigator.

Real life puzzle.. how to fit two bikes in a small sedan..

Real life puzzle.. how to fit two bikes in a small sedan..

seats down. wheels off.. tight fit...

seats down. wheels off.. tight fit…

We ended up at the right restaurant, more or less on time, but in the wrong city… We ended up heading back to where the meet-up was supposed to be, then driving a bit of the route to try to find a place to park. After much driving and frustration later.. we just decided to give up and head home. The weather was rainy (as usual) and by this time (over an hour after we were supposed to start riding), I was just over it. Instead of heading home, we hit up the East Midlands Designer Outlets, which was on the way home.

lunch at the outlets.. where's the green?

lunch at the outlets.. where’s the green?

Outlet here are nothing like outlets at home… much smaller and not as many good stores. I did come home with a new Superdry jacket and some chocolate from the Cadbury outlet.. but that was pretty much the weekend. This coming weekend will hopefully be better.

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