Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hard Core Riders

by Meghann on April 18, 2010

4+ hours of driving later I am happy to say Maddie and I are safe and sound back home.

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(Maddie says Hi!)

Unfortunately, the rain gods were NOT on our side this morning. We awoke to rain, rain, rain and no rain. Booooo…. :(

While we debated whether to continue with our plan to bike the everglades or not, Melissa played the roll of gracious hostess and made us breakfast.

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I had a lovely cereal mess.

  • Kashi Puff
  • Kashi Go Lean Crunch
  • Kashi H2H (Can you tell Melissa loves Kashi?!?! ;) )
  • Pineapple Chobani
  • Strawberries
  • Dark Chocolate PB&Co Peanut Butter

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I’ve picked up and put back the Dark Chocolate PB&Co several times in the past, but have never purchased it because I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. This morning was my first official taste and oh me, oh my this was tasty. It tasted just like a reeses cup! You will see me purchasing my own jar very, very soon. ;)

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During breakfast we realized.

A) Rain will not kill us

And

B) We are BAD ASS

Pshhhh…. Rain, Smain… we were going on a bike ride!

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Melissa took me to a 15 mile path she knew of in the Everglades.

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Despite the rain, there was still quite a few tourist taking in the sites and several other cyclists heading out on the path.

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The trail was a paved path that went right through the swampy marsh of the everglades. We rode by several alligators – some were even right on the path! – and I cursed myself several times for not bringing my camera with me on the ride. :( I was *this close* to packing it on the bike, but it was raining when we left the car and I just didn’t want to risk ruining it on the ride. Oh well.

In the end we were both very proud that we had braved he rain for our ride. A little rain never hurt anyone anyways. ;)

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My parents were down in the everglades back in August and on their visited they paid a visit to a little fruit called Robert is Here. The place REALLY impressed my Dad and he had been going on and on about it ever since.

I hope you’re reading this Dad because after our bike ride I begged Melissa to take me straight there!

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Robert is Here is famous for their fabulous fruit milkshakes.

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I scanned the menu and decided to go with the one fruit I did not recognize.

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I was told the mamey fruit tasted very similar to a pumpkin pie custard. Pumpkin Pie?!?! Umm…. Yes Please!

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WOW!!! The shake was AMAZING! It was very creamy and really did tasted similar to a pumpkin pie! It was so good in fact that I found the mamey in the store and purchased some to eat at home.

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When we made it back to Melissa’s house I dug into my left over indian food for lunch.

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Then Maddie and I said our good byes and started our journey back home.

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Maddie is horrible in car rides by the way. She jumps from seat to seat and does not sit still. Grrr….

We survived the rainy ride and made it home in great timing. Did you know I heard Kesha’s Tik Tok 4 times on the radio and Lay Gaga’s Alejandro 3 times?!?! I think the local stations need to invest in a little more musical variety.

This has been a carb heavy weekend, so I tried my best to balance it all out with a veggie heavy meal for dinner.

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My base of massaged kale salad was topped with

  • yucca
  • carrots
  • asparagus
  • artichoke hearts
  • grilled zucchini
  • grilled yellow squash
  • hummus

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With two crumbled chocolate thumb print cookies for dessert that Meredith had shared at the dinner last night.

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Thanks again Meredith! The cookies were great! :)

What a long day! TIme to kick back with a little Glee and call it a night.

Good night everyone!!

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