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Boston… Finally!

by Meghann on August 14, 2009

I’m happy to say I am officially blogging from Boston. Yay!!

Our flight ended up being delayed at the Orlando airport for an hour and a half. I’ve had horror stories of worst, so I am thankful for the mere hour and a half. Our schedule was still a bit tight so Caitlin and I were a little on edge.

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We calmed our nerves by breaking into a gingerbread cookie she had brought for her bake sale this weekend.

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I demolished the poor little guy’s head.

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Once we were finally in the air we decided beer would help too.

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Mmmm…. beer.

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We debated having two, but decided arriving to Boston drunk may not be the best idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Being a first time JetBlue flyer I was impressed with the selections of snacks and drinks. When the basket of snacks came by Caitlin, Kelly and I all picked the Terra Blue Chips.

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The Terra Blue Chips were just like regular potato chips, only made with blue potatoes rather then white ones.

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The bag was really tasty. If I ever have a hankering for potato chips I will have to look for these at my local grocery store.

When we finally landed in Boston we had to RUSH to the hotel, check in and get ready for dinner. We only had 15 minutes to get dressed and our suitcases practically exploded before our eyes.

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Luckily none of us need much time to make ourselves beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Caitlin, Kelly and I then met up with Kath, Heather, Tina and Jenna for dinner.

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Even though I’ve never officially met Heather and Tina, after all these months of planning, I felt as if I were reuniting with my best friends. Planning this summit brought the 6 of us together and created a deep bond we all now share.

The 7 of us walked a few blocks to Petit Robert Bistro.

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Petit Robert Bistro wanted to promote French food in a healthy light, so they offered a special ‘healthier’ menu for us to sample.

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Of course no meal of great French food would be complete without great wine, so Jenna happily picked out a few bottles for us to enjoy during dinner.

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I am not even going to attempt to remember how man glasses I had, but let’s just say it’s enough to say I am officially drogging at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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It was pretty late by the time we sat down and thankfully they brought great warm bread for us to share.

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I immediately tore off a wonderful doughy piece.

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Kath ordered a couple of bowls of Mussels for the table to share.

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I had my fair share, as well as another piece of bread.

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For a starter I choose the Vegetable Patte.

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I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely different. I enjoyed the bits of chunks of veggies thrown into the patte.

For the entree I went with the Fricassee of Legumes with Orange and Carrot Puree which was basically sauteed veggie in an orange and carrot sauce.

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The sauce was actually quite tasty and complimented the veggies nicely.

And as if we had not had enough food stuffed in our bellied, last but not least was dessert: Homemade Sorbet with Fresh Fruits Medley.

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I wish we would have started the meal with this! The three different sorbet were Cherry, Apricot and Raspberry with wonderful piece of fresh fruit on the side.Yum!

Food blogger in action!

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Dinner was so much fun and lasted well over 3 hours! These ladies are all amazing and we had so much to say to each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

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At the end of the night half of us cabbed it back and the others walked. I love to walk with a full belly and enjoyed the .8 mile walk back to the hotel.

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Heather and Kelly joined me as well.

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It has been a long day and it’s only the beginning. Our alarms are set for an early rise to the gym and big plans of a yummy breakfast afterwards. I can’t wait!!!

1 Shannon August 14, 2009 at 12:41 am

Love the white dress.

2 Jaimejoy August 14, 2009 at 12:58 am

you all look gorgeous and like you’re having a blast! i love boston, it’s such a great city, wish i could be there. love all the flowing wine…..and the very yummy waiter doing the bottle opening! nice shot!

3 jocelyneatsfresh August 14, 2009 at 1:44 am

sounds like fun! i’v read this post in different opinions and views about 5 times now and it’s still not getting old..especially with the yummy waiter. LOL..

4 Angela (Run Study Eat) August 14, 2009 at 2:34 am

Sounds like everything (mostly) is off to a good start! That food all looked so mmmmm good!

5 Marissa August 14, 2009 at 2:56 am

Fun! Cute dress!

6 Parallax August 14, 2009 at 5:11 am

Hum !

I like to hit too.

Congratulations for this blog.

http://allainjulesblog.blogspot.com/

7 Leianna August 14, 2009 at 7:07 am

Wow what a delicious dinner with a great group of women! Love the dessert espscially!

8 Mara @ What's For Dinner? August 14, 2009 at 7:11 am

What fun!!

9 Casey @ Double Scooped August 14, 2009 at 7:52 am

So awesome you guys are finally all together! Dinner looked fab and so did your dress ๐Ÿ™‚

10 M August 14, 2009 at 8:09 am

I just love that white dress on you.

11 Kristin August 14, 2009 at 8:11 am

The food looks great, I’m so wishing I was there!
Have a great weekend!

and ditto on the white dress =)

xo
K

http://www.kristinsnibbles.com

12 Britt August 14, 2009 at 8:30 am

Looks like it was a fun & tasty night!

13 Niki August 14, 2009 at 8:41 am

Glad ya’ll finally got there! The food looks delish! Looking forward to hearing more about The Summit!!

14 Allie Katie August 14, 2009 at 8:50 am

Cute dress!!! Have fun this weekend!!

15 Pam August 14, 2009 at 8:59 am

Looks like a fun night. Hopefully I will be able to make it on Sunday to meet up with you all!

16 Madelin August 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

Your white dress is awesome! Glad your plane wasn’t that late after all ๐Ÿ™‚

17 Lizzy August 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

meghann you look beautiful in your dress!!! glad you had such a wonderful night!

18 Christina August 14, 2009 at 9:26 am

What a great dinner – the food and company look wonderful. Have fun at the summit!

19 Deva August 14, 2009 at 9:51 am

I was at Panera this morning and was totally wondering how the Mix My Granola and Stoneyfield breakfast was going. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope all of you are having a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Jaime August 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

Awww, how much fun are you guys having!?! You all are making me miss my blogger girls too. A bunch of us Canadian blogger girls met up in June and we too felt like long lost bestest friends and now all have group emails almost every single day. So great!!

21 brandi August 14, 2009 at 10:18 am

what a fun dinner! I hope you all have a great day today and can’t wait to see more of the action!

22 Susan August 14, 2009 at 11:52 am

All of you clean up so nicely!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m loving reading all the different posts from you guys too. Can’t wait to hear how the rest of the weekend goes!

23 Meggilizz August 14, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I love looking at all the major bloggers pics!!!!! It’s kinda like you’re there since you see pics of the same things from 4-5 different people!! Have a great day today!! ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Lisa A. August 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Looks like so much fun already! I wish I could be there!

25 clairedille August 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I hope you have an amazing time in Boston for the HLS… I wish I could be there. Petit Robert is so tasty and I saw on some other blogs that you ran by the Charles (the way I started each day in college). Enjoy the city, it is wonderful!

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