Saturday, March 13, 2010

Too Good To Stay Inside

by Meghann on March 13, 2010

Now don’t be jealous….. but, I think today’s weather in Tampa was what one might call the epitome of perfection.

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A high of 73, blue skies as far as the eye could see, and a big beautiful sun – I was NOT staying inside on a day like today! ;)

I am happy to report the new trail run Derek had promised to take me to this morning was worth ‘sleeping in’ for. :)

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The trail was just outside of Tampa and stretches to a large 28 mile loop into the wilderness, but we just ran 4.

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I loved how cute the map was! :)

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This was Derek’s first trail run. I think he liked it. ;)

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You’ll never guess where we headed next!

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How could we not take advantage of this perfect beach weather?

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This is why I live in Florida!

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On the way to the beach we stopped at Publix to pick up some subs and fresh fruit to enjoy by the water.

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I got the 6 in veggie sub on multrigrain bread with provolone cheese, spicy mustard, and all the trimmings.

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Derek and I split a bowl of apple slices, grapes, and strawberries.

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After I finished lunch, I passed out the heck out. Derek claims he always knows I’m asleep when my mouth is hanging open and he said my mouth was hanging open for a good hour on that beach today. ;)

I was feeling a little snacky when I returned to the land of the living and dug into the Goldfish we brought with us.

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I started combining the handfuls of pretzels and chocolate grahams. Such a tasty combination!

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For dinner Derek took my to one of his favorite Greek restaurants in Tarpon Springs for some authentic Greek food and treats.

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We did sit down to eat until after 8:00 and by that point I was ready to eat my arm off. As soon as the server dropped the bread basket down, I immediately grabbed a piece and gobbled it up.

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We started with a Greek Salad that had all the traditional toppings, but also included potato salad, beets, and chickpeas.

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The salad was great! I loved all the extras, especially the potato salad!

Derek was raving the about the Greek Chow Mein the restaurant is famous for, but I could not get on board with it. I did steal a bite of Derek’s and though I thought it was good, I was glad I had went with my gut instinct and not ordered it.

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Instead I ordered the chicken platter which came with more greek salad, rice pilaf, pitas, and seasoned chicken with tomato sauce.

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It was good! I ate about half and gave the rest to Derek in a doggie bag so he could enjoy it for lunch at work on Monday.

I didn’t want to fill up at dinner because Derek had promised me Greek pastries for after we paid our bill!

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I wanted it all, but managed to walk away from the counter with a piece of chocolate baklava.

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Derek got a chocolate kok (which we both felt embarrassed to order because we weren’t quite sure how to pronounce kok)

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I had a bite and it was good, but not as good as my baklava. ;)

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It’s couch cuddling time!

Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead tonight!

Good Night!

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