Vacation Observations Part Tres
My tour of the Northeast (from Boston to Connecticut to New York to Rhode Island) is coming to a close tomorrow, and with that, the end of my summer travels. This trip has had me on overload with good food and good people (hence the very sporadic posting). Here’s a brief overview and some observations of the last week:
- I attended my first Bachelorette party this weekend (at Lucky Cheng’s in NYC). I took at least a hundred pictures, none of which are even mildly appropriate to share with anyone. Ever. It was that good.
- I talk a really big game about staying “on track” while on vacation. All of that moderation flies out of the window when I come home and am face to face with foods I simply cannot get anywhere else (and since I only travel home about once a year now, I soak up every meal I can get here).
- Exercise is a lot more fun when you switch it up. Walks on the beach, light runs in new neighborhoods: just enough to keep me energized, not enough to feel bored or exhausted.
- Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the memories that come with eating certain foods. Prime examples:
Ice cream from Brickley’s (where my college roommates and I treated ourselves at least three times a week).
Freaky fajita burger and sweet potato fries and The Contender pizza from Crazy Burger. The exact meal that Nick and I shared on our first real date. And our first Valentine’s Day. And pretty much every trip to Crazy Burger thereafter. Clearly, the tiny hole in the wall holds a special place in our relationship. And while Nick couldn’t be here to share the meal with me, I was lucky enough to have one of my college roommates (and best friends), N, along for the ride:
- Last, but absolutely not least, spending time with your best friends is really all you need for a successful vacation:
See you from Maryland, kids!
What’s your most recent vacation observation?