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Just Another Day in the Mountains

by Meghann on June 18, 2009

It has been another rather adventurous day in the North Carolina mountains.

First thing this morning my Sister and I did a collaborative boot camp type work out on the lake deck. We did not really have any routine and were just doing random kick boxing and playground style moves. It was fun, we would do 15 or so reps of one move and then one of us would shout another move such as jumping jacks and we would do reps of that until someone shouted something else.

After working up a sweat it was nice to have a big ole bowl of fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal to come back to.


In my bowl

  • 1 Peach
  • Blueberries
  • Non-Fat Plain Stonyfield Yogurt
  • Cinnamon Puffins
  • Crumbled Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

I also snuck a piece of bacon on the bowl.


I have been enjoying my southern breakfasts, but there’s nothing like a great big bowl of fruit and cereal to make me happy.

The rest of the morning was spent on another boating adventure. I made it in the water and did a little knee boarding and water skiing, but decided I would be much happier on the dock in this position.


After this photo I literally passed out for a good hour. Nothing beats napping in the sun next to a beautiful lake. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Lunch was very orange and brown today.


I started with just Carrots & Almond Butter, but staring in front a fridge while starving at the same time always lead to me filling my plate up. Before I knew it a Biscuit, Orange and left over Potato Fries made their way on my plate as well.

I did discover that Biscuit with Almond Butter + Carrot is a great combo!


This afternoon we actually took a suggestion from a reader – by the way thanks for all the recommendations everyone! – and hiked up Whiteside Mountain.


It was a BEAUTIFUL hike that led us to gorgeous cliffs with great views of the mountain side.




As always Abbie was my brave little girl showing everyone how its done.


For all the Scooby lovers as well


Abbie and I decided to make a video just to show you how great the views were.ย 

(If you are reading on Google Reader you are going to have to click through to the post to watch the viedo)

Hmmm… sorry about the sweaty no make up/ icky hair look, but I hope that gives you an idea of how pretty it was. ๐Ÿ™‚

When we made it back to the car the dogs got their traditional rub down.


My Sister handed me 1/4 of a Peanut Butter Cookie Luna Bar to munch on.


My Dad could not resist pulling into a Wendys on the way back, so I joined the family in ordering a junior vanilla Frosty.


I can not tell you the last time I had a frosty! It was great. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that they offer vanilla now because I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream. I always appreciate the junior cup serving size, it was the perfect little amount.

The clouds have moved in and it’s starting to thunder here, but I think we need a few relaxing hours inside to catch up anyways. I also think a shower is in order. Lake water + sweaty hike = a smelly situation!

1 Anne P June 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I am loving reading all your vacation posts! It looks absolutely amazing there. Must go sometime!

Also, I freakin LOVE frostys. YUM!!

2 mayapamela June 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm

So great that your sister and you can improvise routines like that! You’re going to have a great time training together for the marathon.

3 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm

ah man! I have to go to NC some time!! Looks gorgeous!!

mmmm frostys! yum!

If you get a sec meghann, check out my giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Run Sarah June 18, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Wow, what a view! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

5 smallchangesaddup June 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm

The video is a great blog addition, it looks so beautiful there. I really need to convince my sister to join in workouts with me!

6 HelpMeghanRun June 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Oh, your vacations posts are one of the highlights of my day! ๐Ÿ™‚ So jealous of your nap in the sun by the water. Bliss.

7 Pearl June 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm

gorgeous views!

8 Niki June 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Great views!! Looks like such a fun vacation!

9 doublescoop3 June 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I’m jealous of all the fun hikes you get to go on! I live in Brooklyn and the biggest incline we have is the Williamsburg Bridge. =)

10 Casey @ Double Scooped June 18, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Oh and I’m also jealous that you can take your dog on these hikes…my pup would be at the top of the mountain and back about 16 times before I even took my first step.

11 ksgoodeats June 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Looks like lots of fun! I used to dip fries in my Frosty’s ๐Ÿ™‚

12 jentrinque June 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Looks great, and yes, this week we are having killer thunderstorms every day, but I’m glad mostly the days have been sunny!

13 Danielle June 18, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Oh wow I would love love love to be there!

14 Courtney June 18, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Love the video, those views look spectacular :] cute pigtails!

15 Emily Eats June 18, 2009 at 6:52 pm

This looks like a great holiday you’re having! The lake sure does look pretty. Great adding the video ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a good day!
~ Emily.

16 Rose June 18, 2009 at 7:50 pm

LOVE passing out in the sun. As long as I have sunscreen!

17 Brandi June 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm

beautiful views! glad you guys are having fun.

I think they do have vanilla frostys all the time now, but I could be wrong. I haven’t had one in a while, but my grandma is obsessed ๐Ÿ™‚

18 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) June 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Loved the video, great views! You’re making me want to head up to North Carolina asap. ๐Ÿ™‚

19 caitlin June 18, 2009 at 10:18 pm

i want to be on your vacation! and the mountains look fabulous. but i miss you!!!

20 Ryane June 18, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I know you already have a handful of sibings, but if your parents are ever interested in adopting one more you could totally pass on my number! Seriously, your family vacations always look so fun, relaxing and YUMMY!
Enjoy the sun! The northeast = SEATTLE the next couple weeks : (

21 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) June 19, 2009 at 10:29 am

The next time I take a vacation, I want it to be a very active one like yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

22 Melissa June 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm

sexy girl! It’s weird, I was craving a frosty for the first time in years last week. I tried to order the junior, explaining that I would pay for the small, but I wanted to the junior size. The girl was really obnoxious about it, but eventually agreed. I guess paying more for less seems weird, but I didn’t need twice the amount to satisfy my craving!

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