Holy frick I love vacation! It’s Saturday, so everyone must at least have the day off from work, this won’t seem too much like bragging! As promised I am doing a mid-trip update from the islands. There is a lot to say, and I am still pretty sick (boo!) so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves for the most part. I will say this –
- I am on vacation
- I get really really hungry whenever I fly
- please, please, please, remember that this is not a Self blog, do NOT eat like me!
Thursday, plane day
We had a 9:55 flight so we had a rather low-key morning, sleeping until 6 on a travel day is almost unheard of. A and I shared this juice while in the security line.
And I packed a snack (last serving of Mary’s Gone Crackers, 1Babybell mini, 1 clementine) for the first flight.
The clementine was super sour, almost like a lemon, so we ended up throwing it away.
I also packed this sampler from Emergen-C in order to stay hyrdated and bolster my immune system for the airport.
I also snacked on these airline biscuit cookies.
A always asks for two when he flies and I always make fun of him, but they were pretty delicious!
During our 4+ hour layover in Atlanta we got lunch at Panda Express.
I had steamed veggies with eggplant tofu and mandarin chicken.
A few hours later we got suckered in by a Freshens stand.
That was a “small.” I want to mock the fact that they call that size a small, but I have to be honest and say that I demolished it. I got a swirl of sugarfree praline pecan and fatfree white chocolate mousse. This was the pinacle of holy yum. I always see this place when I fly but never stop, stop! The praline pecan is not to be missed.
Going much much further downhill in food choices I ate this entire bag of trailmix on the final flight.
And promptly ate the cookie A’s mom handed me when I got off the plane.
And then I made a plate of goodies that A’s family set up for us at the house.
Tons of fresh fruit, two crackes with hummus, two slices of cheese and 1slice of turkey. And then I fell into a food coma and got the best night of sleep ever 🙂
Friday, St. John
Friday morning we took the car ferry over to St. John (the island next to St. Thomas) with A’s parents. I don’t want to brag, but realistically, the pictures don’t even begin to do it justice.
I snacked on a Lara bar during the car ride.
We spent most of the day driving around the island sightseeing, A’s dad did an 8mile (uphill!) race last month and he drove us through the course. I was feeling pretty sick so I actually was a party pooper and curled up in the back seat to sleep. I did wake up for some key moments though –
and lunch at Skinny Legs.
I ordered a side salad with grilled Mahi.
After lunch, and some more driving, we stopped in at Trunk bay for anther nap, this time on the beach! Here was my view –
After that we packed back into the car and headed back to St. Thomas. A and I left his parents at that point and went back to my house. After some solid hanging out time with my mommy and daddy (seriously I have such a fun family, I couldn’t be happier with how while A fits in with all of us and how much fun we have together) we got dressed for dinner at my all time favorite spot – Lotus Sushi!
A ordered separatly, but my parents and I shared several things. You can assume I ate 1/3 of each plate shown.
Dim Sum Gow Gees – crispy wonton dumplings filled with boniato potato/ jalopeno/Asian veggies/tamarind chutney.
Asian Trio – wasabi guacamole/togarashi black bean hummus/Asian salsa/wonton chips. (came with a basket of chips)
Soho House roll – smoked salmon/spicy blue crab/Asian slaw/scallion cream cheese/entire roll tempura/spicy yum yum& amai yuzu glaze.
Green Apple Pad Thai – crumbled egg/toasted peanuts/green apple croutons/pad thai sauce with chicken.
Chai Foam Chocolate Mousee.
After we took my parents home A and I met up with some old guy friends for a drink.
I actually had two of these – coke and Cruzan dark rum.
From there we moved the party to a beach to reminese. The boys finished off most of five 6packs but I stuck to aloe juice.
Just was well, I wanted to be a safe driver at 4:30am!!!
This morning, we needed to sleep in! It says something about how draing my job is that I can go to bed after 5 in the morning on vacation and wake up 1000000X more rested than I do at home! I got my morning off to a healthy start,
I topped my banana oats (1/3C oatmeal cooked with 1small banana) with a splash of 2% mix and a big spoon of chunkey pb.
And then we got down to the serious business of decorating Easter eggs!
From there my parents took us to lunch at Deli Deck, a place in Havensite. All of things I used to order were gone so the menu pickings ended up being pretty slim. I got a buffalo chicken sandwhich.
I never eat the bun, but here is what was left when I was done.
My mouth was on fire so I bought a Fuze Refresh before I came to the library to write this post!
And now I’m here. It’s been a fabulous time so far, in spite of the incredibly bad food choices I’ve been enjoying along the way! I’ve got more fun to have so I’m going to split, hope everyone is having a great weekend!
What are your plans for Easter?