Friday, October 22, 2010

KERF Country

by Meghann on October 22, 2010

Greetings from Casa de KERF. :)

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It’s weird to be in a house I see photographed so often online. I walked in and it was instant deja vue this afternoon. Same chairs, same stairs, same adorable little house full of oats and love. :)

My flight up here was short and sweet. JetBlue had the cheapest ticket to Richmond and I have to say I really enjoyed the flight. The seats were comfy, they had great snack options, plenty of legroom and a little tv in the seat in front of you to watch trashy tv.

Kath picked me up from the airport right on time and we spent the hour and a half drive back to Charlottesville catching up on life.

We also talked about food, particularly the homemade crackers Matt had waiting for us back at the house.

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Warm fresh out of the oven crackers! Umm… yes, please!

I had a couple dipped in hummus. :)

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After a quick change we were on our way to dinner in downtown Charlottesville. On the way over Kath had asked if I minded riding a bike this weekend around town. They had an extra one lying around and had borrowed an extra hat for the weekend. I practically jumped at the chance. I WISH I lived in a city that was more bicycle friendly and saw it as a fun adventure.

The ride from their house to downtown was just over 2 miles of hills, bike lanes, and stop lights. I was a little nervous at first because I’m not familiar with riding in traffic or on the roads, but I stayed inbetween Kath and Matt and just followed their lead.

The ride was a breeze. Everyone in Charlottesville seems to be very mindful of cyclists on the road and I even saw a few runners along the way. :)

We met a few of Kath’s friends for dinner at Mono Loco, a really fun Mexican place known for big burritos and fun drinks.

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I was told I could not leave without trying the Jalapeno Spice-a-Rita, so Kath and I split one before out meal.

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Wow! That drink was spicy, but in a really good way. Yum :)

We had some delays ordering our food, so we were treated to complimentary chips & salsa.

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Kath and I discovered the puffy flour chips were the best. So flaky and doughy. :)

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We also were given papaya tequila shooters.

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ehh… not my thing, but I heard other people say they were quite tasty.

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For dinner I ordered the Day on the Beach Burrito Bowl which had Cod, Yucca Fries, and various other burrito elements.

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By the time the food arrived I was so ready to eat that i downed the whole thing way too fast. So fast that I barely registered whether it was actually good or not. I do remember liking the fish, but the sauce was a bit much.

Truth be the told the whole time we were eating dinner… I was really thinking about dessert!! :)

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Kath told me Sweet Frog has the best frozen yogurt she has ever eaten and I take Kath’s word very seriously. Especially when that frozen yogurt is Pumpkin Spice Latte (!!)

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topped with Ginger Snaps and Pumpkin Muffin Crumbles (!!)

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Oh me, oh me, oh my!

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It was everything I hoped for an more. *swoon* :)

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However, the belly full of cold ice cream made for a chilly bike ride back to the house. Totally worth it.

We have a LOT on the agenda this weekend including a big race in the morning. I’m determined to run a race in every state in the U.S. So far I have Florida, Illinois, New York, and California. Tomorrow it’s time to add Virginia to that list!

Good Night!!

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