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Island Life

by Meghann on June 8, 2010

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Our original plan to take the kayaks out this morning was a fail.

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There weren’t enough kayaks for the 7 of us to enjoy. Booo…

Good thing we had a back up plan!

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Let’s just say our bikes were in less than perfect condition. I bet if you were left to deteriorate in the sand, humidity and salt water you would be in less than perfect condition too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We made it work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our bike ride took us on a 45 minute tour of the island. By the end all we could think about was the cool, refreshing water of the pool.

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Yes, we put the tent into the pool. We were after the shade. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Besides we were having too much fun playing with the underwater camera to care. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anthony learned a very important lesson today – do not take a self portrait on Meghann’s camera and not expect it to end up on the blog. hehe

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When it came time for lunch I decided to serve my family one of my new favorite treats – nut crusted parsnip and carrot fries. Yum!

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Everyone loved them! Even my Mom – who is scared of everything new – tried a couple and enjoyed them. You seriously can not go wrong with these fries!

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I had a slice of Great Harvest Bread with a piece of cheese and a tiny piece of tofu on the side.

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It was a pretty tiring morning.

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Apparently I was caught taking a nap with Maddie, but hey what are vacations for?

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Well, naps and monopoly.

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You’ll never guess what we found in the kitchen.

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A juicer! You have no idea how badly I want a juicer.

I couldn’t wait to create a juice of apple, beets, and carrot.

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However, I was a little disappointed that it didn’t make much at all. Still delicious though. One day I will have a juicer. One day…

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Back to the beach we go!

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Kelly and I partook in an impromtu yoga session on the beach. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Burgers and Chicken sausages were on the menu for dinner tonight. I wasn’t really feeling a traditional burger or chicken sausage so I improvised with a salad.

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  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Orange Pepper
  • Chicken Sausage
  • Green Beans
  • Cheese
  • Mustard

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My meals are about to get really interesting and a little out of character after this one.

Trying to purchase enough fresh food for 7 people for 7 days is tough. My parents did a great job stocking up on enough meat to feed an army, but it’s only Tuesday and our fresh vegetable stash is running really low. There is no real grocery store on this island and heading to the mainland is not an option at the moment. So, you may be seeing a little more meat than normal and not as much green. ๐Ÿ™

Oh well.

At least we still have wine.

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I had 1.5 glasses with dinner

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Dessert

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My piece x 1.5 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I can’t believe I am missing Glee right now! Don’t tell me anything! I’m going to watch it as soon I wake up on Hulu tomorrow morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!

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1 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I love Cupcake wines!!! I have some malbec in my kitchen right now im dying to drink ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Julie @ Wearing Mascara June 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm

So glad that you’re having fun. Wine is a vegetable right? I SWEAR I read that somewhere ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the last picture – so sweet. Sweet dreams!

3 runningwithsass June 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm

LOVE the idea of putting the tent in the pool. awesome!

4 Jenna June 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Looks like your having a fab vacaaaa:)

5 Bethany June 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm

“Oh well. At least we still have wine.” <3 it! You can get by another day or two on just wine, right?

6 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Wine was fruit at one point, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Love the last picture of Maddie “hugging” your mom!

7 Sana June 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

You and your doggie are soo cute in nap mode! Meat is totally fine, enjoy your vacay and the greens will be waiting for you at home ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 8, 2010 at 10:53 pm

That looks like so much fun!! LOVE that salad with the sausage and cheese. YUMMMMMMM ๐Ÿ˜€

Jenn

9 dianacheung June 8, 2010 at 11:01 pm

is the cupcake wine good? I’ve seen it everywhere! I want to try it but dunno if it’s TOO sweet or not sweet enough….

10 Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Love the tent in the pool ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sand looks like the perfect yoga venue!

11 dorrybird June 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm

It looks like y’all are having a blast! Love the impromptu yoga session – where better than the beach? ๐Ÿ™‚

12 Ash Bear June 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I love Cupcake wine! I was telling Leslie about it this weekend before we picked you up. Have a great Wednesday at the beach. I’ll be dreaming about it. *sigh*

13 missyrayn June 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Haha I love random pictures! Looks like a great day!

14 Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com June 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Love the tent in the pool idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

15 Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Love the beach yoga session!
You guys look so realxed and happy – love it!

16 Amy June 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Kelly is beautiful!!!

17 Cat June 9, 2010 at 12:59 am

OMG! The picture at the end of Maddie and your Mom is PRECIOUS! I love her little paw on her neck! Arrrrrrrggggh! Off to snuggle with my little Jack Russell ๐Ÿ˜‰

18 Jenn (eating bender) June 9, 2010 at 1:05 am

What a beautiful vacation! I love the yoga poses on the beach, ladies ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun!! Although it looks like you already got that covered!

19 Marina June 9, 2010 at 1:16 am

your vacation is so amazing, with your family, and the doggie…sounds so relaxing and fun!

20 megan June 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

are you taking underwater pictures with your camera? How are you doing that??

21 Meghann June 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

I have an underwater digital camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

22 Frugal 'n' Fit! June 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

I love all of these pictures! Also, I would love the confidence to do yoga on a beach in a bikini and have the pictures posted on a blog ๐Ÿ™‚

That last picture is frame-worthy!

23 peanutbutterfingers June 9, 2010 at 9:41 am

that last pic of your mom & maddie is SO adorable!

24 Jessie (Bites and Pieces) June 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

I am so jealous of your island vacation! Yoga on the beach looks like a lot of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

25 Graze With Me June 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I was on a mission to get a juicer too but the one I wanted at Bed, Bath and Beyond was way out of my price range. Luckily, this past February, my husband and I were in a small mountain town for Valentine’s Day and we wandered into a town rummage sale. I found a juicer (that had only been used once) for $2!! I couldn’t believe it…

26 Kath June 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

The picture of you looking over your shoulder just SCREAMS beach!!!

3 weeks to go and I’m there!!

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