Girls Gone Wild Sans Gluten

Considering we have lots of self-esteem, Spring Break 2k10 is NOT really the spring break you might imagine, especially since it takes place in Naples, Florida. The Varsity baseball team as well as lots of old people are sharing our vacation destination.

 

Case In Point

 

It is my first Gluten-Free Vacation, which at first seems a little sad, especially in a place fraught with family traditions full of glutenous delights. However, I am traveling with none other than my GF inspiration, Betsy, who knows her way around vacation food!

Also, we are both passionate about reading, writing, Africa, gender issues, the color green, OD-ing on Lilly Pulitzer in college, chocolate, pedicures, tanning (outdoor of course), flexibility, traveling not-so-light, the Indigo Girls, cats named after Cats, sweet potatoes, clear carbonated beverages, Joe’s jeans, slow-and-steady running, coffee, peas, the outdoors…just to name a few.

We had an amazing day yesterday (Dear Reader, sorry if you are reading this at your desk. Love, Moxie).

Here’s my top ten list in reverse/chronological order.

1. Wake up: no alarm. Glorious.

2. Breakfast on the porch: Gluten free cinnamon english muffin (should English  be capitalized?) Betsy brought from Sally’s Bakery with cream cheese and homemade Jam. Delish

3. Coffee shop time: Finished paper on Sexuality and Identity for my gender class and turned it in (!) at Panera over hazelnut coffee. (side note: I read some great books in preparation for the paper that I will write about in a later post.)

4. We went grocery shopping at an organic market, where we bought food for the week for under $100. Amazing. Granted we both packed things like 4 eggs, 1/4 package of granola, airplane peanuts, half a half gallon of milk, 1/3 bag of farmstand spinach…so we had the basics covered, but STILL. If you don’t count booze (which we don’t) it almost meets the $7/day rule. Not bad, especially since it’s all organic.

5. Lunch: Chicken salad on greens, vegetable chips, sliced Gala apple. Perfect beach lunch.

6. PLEASURE reading at the pool:  It’s still a little chilly/windy for the beach. I just started (per Betsy’s suggestion of course) Barbara Kingsolver’s newest novel, Lacuna. More to come on that as well.

7. Run/Walk on Gulfshore Blvd. North:  Flat, sunny, breezy…it was perfect run/walk weather. And I’m allegedly running a 10K in a week, so it’s time to get started.

8. Sunset Happy Hour: We watched the sun set over the Gulf after raiding the liquor cabinet (thanks, Dad). Betsy prepared an amazing plate of apps for us. Parmesan cheese and dates on Glutino crackers (or plain), farmstand carrots and hummus. It was a perfectly clear, Green Flash night!

9. Dinner: We recreated a recipe we made last week at my house. GF pizza (dough I froze and brought from home) with goat cheese, caramelized onions, pears, and rosemary. It was awesome, and we have leftovers for lunch! Salad with watermelon beets, Crasins, red onion, and balsamic. Red wine, of course. We drank Bliss, an organic Cab. Bliss actually describes it well.

10. Reading and journal time before an early bedtime…(Betsy stayed up to watch Duke whamp UNC)

It’s going to be a good week.



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8 responses to “Girls Gone Wild Sans Gluten

  1. So many things to say. You both like peas? Interesting! 4 eggs on an airplane? Weird/funny. Organic wine. Never even thought about that. Will have to try.

    Have a great week! Can you spell jealous much?

  2. SBGF gals,

    whoop to the whoop power!

    Live it up, ladies, and glad to hear you are letting the good times roll…hopefully the good tides are rolling too…

    Look forward to seeing you both upon your return from BLISS, and I’m glad you can enjoy a friendship before the Lions face the Wildcats in that game involving sticks, woven string, and balls…

    HALLELUJAH for you both and your time to BE.

  3. I am one of those pitiful readers sitting at his desk, wishing I was in a beach chair. I have no tan, no chance of getting tan, and no windows in my office. I hope the two of you live it up. Enjoy!

  4. Emily: it’s a quote from Best in Show! I guess my humor doesn’t reach everyone.

    MM: yes, I am more “out there” these days. Glad you noticed.

    Chili T: Wish you were here!!! Betsy asked me about our plays…but don’t worry, I was savvy enough to only tell her about Cat 1…

    Mr. Lonely: Wipe away your tears, we’ll be back soon!

  5. G-Free and Super Mox,

    Ya’ll are FABULOUS and I trust you’ll continue to relish the days…

    I’m living vicariously through you, but am trying to learn your ways; plan to spend the day on my bike, in prayer, with my guitar, writing, and all under the big blue.

    Love to you both — look forward to hangin’ upon the return from Nape country!

  6. p.s. ladies, be sure to spend part of your sandy days listening to Patty Griffin’s latest: Little Fire (featuring Emmylou Harris — MAGIC)

    p.p.s. Bets — LET’S GO, DUKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I’m with Emily, here…….4 eggs on a plane??? Really, girls??? They must have been special eggs.

    Sounds like your beach time is going splendidly!!

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