Weekend Adventures

This past weekend was a pretty good one. A bunch of my friends came to Blacksburg to visit for the weekend, and I got to hang out with them Friday night and during the day on Saturday (Barry had to work all weekend). Officially, we were celebrating my best friend’s 27th birthday. So things got started Friday night with some shenanigans at a mutual friend’s house. We were all friends in college, and it’s so much fun when we get together again.

I stayed up way past my bedtime on Friday night so I was pretty tired on Saturday. After a 5 mile run on the treadmill, I headed up to Blacksburg again to hang out. We were all tired so we kept things low key. First we watched Top Gun and then we headed to this new place that opened recently. It was really neat and I’ve never been anywhere like it before. It was a combo restaurant, movie theater, bowling alley, and arcade.


It was mid-afternoon and we were all starving, so we decided to have a late lunch in the restaurant first. I got a “grownup grilled cheese” which was a grilled cheese on multigrain bread with avocado and tomato. Surprisingly, everything was really reasonably priced despite how fancy it looked in there.


Once we were all fed and watered, we headed upstairs to the arcade area. Initially, the plan was to play air hockey. We did that for a bit, and it was really fun.


From there, we got sucked into the arcade. My best friend and I went around and played a bunch of games. It was a lot of fun, and we only spent about $10 each. I don’t think that’s so bad for an afternoon of entertainment. There were a lot of traditional arcade games, but one game we played was called ‘sink it.’ Kind of reminded me of a game I used to play in college…

Fourteen ping pong balls to sink in ten cups.

I headed home Saturday evening to spend some time with Barry (we didn’t see each other at all on Friday since I got home so late). Then on Sunday morning I headed back to the Blacksburg area again – this time for a long trail run at Pandapas Pond. I think this is still my favorite spot for a trail run! I got in 10 miles without any wheezing. More on that Wednesday.

pandapas pond poverty creek trail system

Yesterday evening, Barry and I had a nice Easter dinner of pot roast. It was a bit of a tough Easter, though, because it was also Sara’s 28th birthday. It’s hard that her birthday is so soon after losing her. But we know that she got to celebrate Easter in heaven with her Savior.

Did you celebrate Easter this weekend? If so, what did you do?
Have you ever been to a combo restaurant like the one we went to on Saturday?

8 thoughts on “Weekend Adventures”

  1. Nice Easter morning breakfast followed by an afternoon of exploring Sully Plantation and Balls Bluff Battlefield. Glad the weather is finally getting nice enough to get back outside.


  2. We ran in an organized trail run at Algonkian Park on Saturday morning. It was a lot of fun even if I did fall! And, we got to meet Mike Wardian while there!

    We had a nice Easter with the kids all here for dinner. 🙂

    1. I saw pictures from that on social media! So cool that you got to meet Mike Wardian. I’m looking forward to reading your trail run recap 🙂

  3. That sounds like a great weekend! What is that restaurant/arcade called?! I think Julie, Kelly and I will be coming to Blacksburg in June for the cheese festival!

    1. It was a good one! It’s the new CineBowl place (I think that’s the official name…). It’s at the First & Main shopping center. Y’all should check it out!

    1. It was a lot of fun 🙂 They can kind of be a money suck, but this one used cards that you preloaded, which helps limit adults and kids alike! The bonfire looked like a lot of fun. I’m surprised no one roasted Peeps instead of traditional marshmallows 🙂

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