daily walks.

Posted on: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Father of the Bride house | Ann-Marie Loves

Since moving to Pasadena (and being 40+ miles away from my gym), going on daily walks has become my primary form of exercise. While it’s not always as exciting or challenging as my favorite Zumba classes, it’s been the perfect way for me to get out of the house, spend some time in the sunshine, and keep my ever-expanding body in motion. It’s also been a fantastic opportunity for me to explore this big, beautiful town on foot. I’ve discovered new neighborhoods, cute restaurants + shops, and even the Father of the Bride house!

Most weekdays, I’ll wait until John is just about to leave work and then I’ll head out and walk as far as I can go before he reaches Pasadena and picks me up. With a good podcast, a big bottle of water, and knowledge of the key code to the Starbucks’ bathroom along my route (ha!), I usually fit in a 40-60 minute walk, which is just long enough for me at this point in my pregnancy. By the time John finds me, I am very happy to see him and his air conditioned car ;)

I’m already looking forward to the day when I can take my daughter along with me and show her how amazing this city really is!

  • annamari

    That routine is just too cute. :) I love this post. And that house.

  • rachel

    never take that kind of beautiful view for granted. i moved from ontario, canada where fields of green and beautiful trees, flowers and buildings were aplenty, to the desert of las vegas and OH HOW I MISS canada and it’s beauty. i wish i had appreciated it more when i still lived there.

  • Claudette

    I love that movie! I think I mentioned it on your IG post, I accidentally stumbled upon filming of Father of the Bride and met Steve Martin’s double…weird that he has a double since he didn’t really do any dangerous stunts on this film, but it was a pretty cool experience. I absolutely love that house! It’s actually a dream house of mine…lol! I love Pasadena and would love to live there if it wasn’t for the fact that all my conveniences weren’t in San Diego (where I currently live). What an awesome place to walk and even more what awesome findings come alone in your walks! Aloha!

    • Ann-Marie Morris

      Steve Martin had a body double?? That’s kind of hilarious! (And awesome for you!) If I couldn’t live in Pasadena, San Diego would definitely be next on my dream list, so I think you’re a lucky gal! :)

  • Melissa

    Looks like you’ve got some beautiful scenery to look at while walking. How fun that you found The Father of the Bride house, it really is gorgeous!

  • caroline

    i used to pass by that house ALL THE TIME when i lived down there, and i used to love it!

  • Katie Pritchard

    I love your routine. SO nice and sweet.

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    I used to live up the street from that house and SO miss Pasadena. My favorite city on earth. It’s not perfect but I can’t wait to come back

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