Penny's Passion: Weekending -- The One Before Halloween

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekending -- The One Before Halloween

Boy -- this was an action packed weekend and it was a blast!  The weather played right into our hands with temperatures in the high 70s/low 80s.  It was so nice to have the sun out -- especially considering it's the end of October and you could walk around in short sleeves.

We kicked off the weekend Friday night by seeing the play Dirty Dancing.  Now, I usually love a good musical.  This one honestly was a bit disappointing.  Don't get me wrong, I loved hearing the songs from the original movie and scenes that made me reminisce how cool I thought Patrick Swayze was.  But something was just lackluster.  Despite the performance, we still walked away at the end of the night with fun memories.  Anyone else seen it?  What are your thoughts?

Saturday Eric and I decided to grab some lunch at Wasabi Sushi Bar.  This place has the freshest sushi around and we love eating there.  They have locations in downtown St. Louis, Edwardsville and Fairview Heights.

We swung by the site of the new Home Goods store just to see if they might be open early, but no such luck.  I had to wait until Sunday for the doors to be unlocked.  So excited to finally have one of these stores close to me!!

Saturday night Sherri, Tracy and I headed to the Central West End for their Halloween party -- and a party it was!  We stopped by The Tap House to start the evening.  This place has about 480 different beers from at least 25 different countries on hand.  Even someone like me who doesn't care for beer was able to find one I liked!

They have an amazing costume contest with the winner taking home $1,000.  It was fun to see so much creativity on the costume department.  We ran into some pretty cool get ups.  
Travelocity Guy was there.
And so was Uncle Eddie

On Sunday, Eric and I headed to Kimmswick, Missouri for their annual Apple Butter Festival.  And so did about a million other people.  It was CROWDED!!  We didn't stay very long.  The highlight was the drive down and back.  The fall leaves were beautiful and seeing them made the trip worthwhile.

We ended the night with having Ian and Kayla over for dinner.  I love seeing these two!  Dinner was fun.  I finally tried the crack potatoes recipe I had been seeing everywhere.  If you haven't tried these yet, you're really missing something.  They are G-O-O-D!  I'll be sharing the recipe for the salad later this week.

It's hard to believe that this is the last week in October.  When I walked in Walmart today I noticed their sign saying there are only 60 days until Christmas.  Really?!?!  Hope you are able to make the most of your week and enjoy the last week of the month.

Check out the below blogs to see what they were up to this weekend.


  1. Crap, 60 days til Christmas?????!!!!! If that isn't a reality check, I don't know what is! LOL. Sounds like you had a pretty splendid weekend!
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

  2. An apple butter festival sounds so good- too bad the lines were really long! Love HomeGoods too!!