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Surprise Visit

by Meghann on March 9, 2011

Surprise! I’m Blogging from Orlando!

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To make a long story short, I drove to Orlando today to reshoot some footage for the Dance Trance episode of Meals and Miles with IzonOrlando. Tomorrow we’re hoping to film another episode, so I’m crashing with my lovely sister for the evening.

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Hi Kelly!

I spent the morning Tampa working form my living room and broke for lunch around noon.

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I wanted a little bit of everything, so I made a plate of everything.

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The plate had Black Olives, Pickles, Green Beans, Carrots, Pretzels (with mustard!), Tabouli and Hummus.

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The mid-day drive to Orlando wasn’t bad at all. It was quick, traffic free, and filled with last night’s Glee songs on repeat. (LOVED their version of Landslide!)

When I made it to Orlando I headed straight to Infusion Tea to take advantage of their free WiFi and to kill time before filming.

Infusion Tea’s scone was calling my name and I happily answered.

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mmmmm… scone…. Must. Make. My. Own. Soon. πŸ™‚

Dance Trance was AWESOME! I’ve seriously made some great friends there and I can’t wait to showcase the amazing team in a positive light. The classes are just so much fun!

FYI: The new episode should go up on Tuesday! πŸ™‚

Dance Trance + Filming completely wore me out, so I stopped for take out on the way to my sister’s.

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Welcome to Moes!

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Homewrecker in bowl form with chicken and extra guac.

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Love the bowl option because you’re losing the bajillion calories that come from the wrap. Which I, of course, enjoy in chip form instead. πŸ˜‰

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Devoured on my previous nightstand (Kelly got my old bedroom set in the move πŸ™‚ )

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My sister had these delicious Smores Bites for dessert that we paired with Ice Cream.

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My brain is so confused. As soon as I drove into Orlando today I felt like I was home, but as soon as Dance Trance was over – and I realized I didn’t have my own bed home to nearby – it all of a sudden didn’t feel like home anymore. This is going to take some getting used to.

At least I do have A bed to sleep in tonight and it looks really comfy. πŸ™‚

Good Night!

1 Alaina March 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I love bowls! I get that everytime I go to Chipotle or Boloco. πŸ™‚
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2 Ashley March 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm

It looks like you had a great time in Orlando even though it’s very confusing to your brain. I remember how it felt when I was between NYC and Philadelphia! Oh, don’t forget to enter my giveaway missy as it includes lots of amazing beauty products! πŸ™‚ I know how you love to try new things! http://wp.me/1mXUJ
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3 Ali @ Ali Runs March 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm

It’s so nice your sister still lives in Orlando so you have a place to stay for free. I <3 Moes!! It is so good for fast and easy take out. Yum!
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4 Danielle March 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Mmm that looks like a good dinner!
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5 Kristy @ KristyRuns March 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Mmmm!! That scone looks delish! So does that lunch with a little bit of everything. I love those kinds of meals! πŸ™‚
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6 Ashley March 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I’ve never been to a moes but what you got looks good. I’m glad you had a good time even if you’re confused!

7 Kiran March 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Welcome home (away from home) honey πŸ™‚
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8 Christine March 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I think pretty much anything that comes in a bowl is great- soup, ice cream, burrito fixings, oatmeal, cereal, applesauce, yogurt, etc…

By the way, when I went to check out your sister’s link it turned into a page for “Small Hours Film.” I don’t regularly follow her blog, so I may be missing something! Or not-?
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9 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Oooh, I’m excited to see the Dance Trance video! πŸ™‚
Those smores bites look delish!

10 Hannah (Running In Freedom) March 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Ever since I saw the pretzels and mustard on here I’ve been CRAVING it like crazy haha. I asked for it at my sisters and got some funny looks, but its soo good! πŸ˜‰
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11 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I know what you mean about things “not feeling like home”. I called my college town home for four years, and when I go back now, it feels so familiar, but is definitely not where I”m meant to be!
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12 michelle March 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Being married to a military man, nothing really feels like ‘home’ anymore. I’m kinda getting used to it but still look forward to the day when we can just settle down and not worry about having to pack up and move.

13 SaraRM March 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Ya I definitely know that feeling. My husband and I moved a few months ago and the transisition was slow. So when we go back to visit friends it is very strange. It is hard to be in the same town and not go to our “home”. I always get that little kid feeling of being home sick in the pit of my stomach but our new house finally became “home” once we were completely settled. Youll get there… πŸ™‚

14 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I’ve never tried Moe’s (not sure if it is a southern chain only?) but it looks delicious. And I do the same thing at Chipotle — I get the burrito bowl with chips on the side to scoop. Same amount of calories probably, but it is funner to eat that way!
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15 RunningOnCoffee March 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Never tried Moe’s bowls before. I get one of the soft shelled tacos (overachiever?) or a jr. burrito (vandalay?). Their salads aren’t bad, but it’s hard to eat on tiny shredded lettuce instead of bigger chunks. And the chips are awesome…
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16 'laina March 9, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Wow, Kelly really looks like y’alls mom in that picture. Pretty girls. πŸ™‚

17 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm

mmmm you had some good eats today! I gotta try the pretzels with mustard thing- sounds like it is right up my alley πŸ™‚

18 kara t. March 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Scones remind me of NYC. Moe’s reminds me of NYC. Double it up and I am jonesing for a trip there. Anyhow- Alice’s Tea Cup in NYC has THE BEST SCONES. They recently came out with a beautiful cookbook full of their recipes. Cookiemadness.net has a couple of them on there, the pumpkin one is the best homemade scone I have ever tried. Delish!

19 Runeatrepeat March 10, 2011 at 12:57 am

I always forget to try Moe’s when I’m out there! Next time for sure!!
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20 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 10, 2011 at 1:24 am

We don’t have Moe’s here, but we have Chipotle, which also has a bowl option. Most of the calories are in the tortilla, so bowls are always good πŸ™‚
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21 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 10, 2011 at 4:31 am

i just love your blog! you remind me of my good friend back home πŸ™‚
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22 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East March 10, 2011 at 6:04 am

Delurking to say hi and that I love your blog. Your meals always look so good! One thing I miss about not living in the States is good mexican food!

23 katie March 10, 2011 at 6:21 am

Moes rocks! I do like that they offer whole wheat wraps though too!!

I am so excited to see the dance trance episode! Yes the Orlando Dance Trance KICKS butt! Have a great day! xo
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24 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

Nothing like Mexican takeout πŸ˜‰
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25 Runner Couple - Sara March 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

Good luck with your taping!! I LOVE Moe’s! I haven’t eaten there in so long, but after reading your post I think a lunch or dinner there soon is in order!!
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26 Hope March 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

What a fun night! I love getting the burrito bowl from Chipotle! What you had for dinner looks very similar. I definitely want to try Moe’s. I’ve driven past them before but never tried their food. πŸ™‚

27 Kara March 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

I love Moe’s so much! The first time I went was after I won a gift card for being the first girl to finish in a 5K and now I like it better than Chipotle.

I know what you mean about feeling weird going back to where you just lived. I felt the same way when I moved away after getting married!
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28 Cait March 10, 2011 at 9:19 am

hey – this is TOTALLY random, but i just saw this and given your love for snowflakes, it made me think of you. i DEFINITELY think you should request this baby when the time comes πŸ™‚ http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20351919_20351612_20755414,00.html

29 kathleen March 10, 2011 at 9:25 am

it will probably be awkward for a little while. especially since you are kind of living in both places at once right now. a lot of your life is still in orlando it seems but yet your new home is tampa which you don’t know very well. i hope you do start to discover cool things in tampa soon.
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30 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

Your lunch looks amazing–quite the assortment!
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31 Melissa @ TryingToHeal March 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

hahaha…i knew you wouldn’t be able to stay away from orlando!

fun times hanging out with your sister! i bet she misses you being farther away now!
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32 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

You couldn’t stay away! lol

That lunch is very eclectic. It reminds me of something a pregnant chick would eat. πŸ˜›
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33 Kacy March 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I have a feeling that whenever I move I’ll want to go back “home” as often as possible. I grow really attached to places.
Can’t wait to see the video!

34 Taylor (Delish World) March 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I love the plate you used for lunch. I’m super into that look and have it in my kitchen!
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35 Hilary March 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm

S’mores bites?!? Sign me up!
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