Weekends with Leslie and Ross are always so much fun!
My sister and her boyfriend are the perfect couple to hang out with me and Ryan because our little foursome seems to have the exact same interests and sense of humor.
Leslie, Ross and Ross’ adorable chocolate lab, Kona, arrived at our house in Ocala around lunchtime yesterday.
Since we were all hungry, Leslie and I set up a a little make-your-own sandwich buffet.
I made myself a turkey and cheese sandwich on a toasted English muffin.
Perfect fuel for a hike!
My sister really wanted to check out our local hiking trails and since Sadie and Kona were practically bursting with energy, we loaded up the car and drove out to conquer a five-mile loop.
The dogs were in heaven!
Hi Kona! (I still picture her as the adorable little puppy that came to our UCF game day party! Such a cutie pie. She was smaller than Sadie!)
Sadie was feeling less photogenic than Kona (and apparently a lot more rigor mortis)…
We have such a nut job on our hands…
I think someone was campaigning hard to be the favorite yesterday, huh? Daddy 2012!
Our hike took us slightly less than two hours and flew by.
After driving home, relaxing for a bit and changing our clothes, it was time to head out to dinner.
We had a hard time deciding what to order because everything sounded good!
While we waited for our food to come out, we browsed around the store.
Check it out!
Julie’s organic ice cream. We’re a match made in heaven.
Before sitting down at our table, we selected some fun drinks to enjoy.
I fell in love with Ayala’s herb-infused sparkling water the last time we were there, so I had no problem quickly selecting the lemongrass mint vanilla water to try this time. So good.
The guys opted for beer!
I had a sip, thinking I might join them but *bleh* this beer was not my style. The guys loved it though!
For my entrée I order the same scallop salad I ordered last time and shared a pizza with Ryan.
Everyone loved their meals!
On our way home, we passed a field with this bad boy…
Naturally we pulled over to say hello. Crazy, huh? Just another day in Ocala, my friends.
He ended up walking right up to the fence which was a little unnerving. We all jumped back when he swung his horns around after he realized we didn’t have any food. Pretty intense!
Before heading home, we made a pit-stop at Dairy Queen for Blizzards for dessert. I forgot my camera in the car after taking a picture of the bull, but Ryan and I shared a mint Oreo Blizzard (my first time trying a mint Blizzard) and it was fantastic. Highly recommended!
Now everyone is slowly waking up this morning and we have a relaxing Sunday planned that is kicking off with an early-morning church service.
See ya in a bit!