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Travel Time

by Meghann on April 26, 2011

As I was digging my suitcase out from the bottom of my garage this morning, something hit me – it’s buried because I can’t remember the last time I used it. I’ve lived in Tampa for almost two months now and in those two months I haven’t had to pull my luggage out once.

I would call that a very good thing. πŸ™‚

There was a point last fall where I was on a plane every other week and hotel rooms began to feel like home. I was tired, overworked, and cranky. I loved to travel and I love to see the world, but hopping from city to city for work wasn’t quite the same thing.

Do I miss traveling as much as I did? Absolutely not.

Have I suddenly claimed myself a homebody? Hell- to-the-no

But, it’s nice to plan out my own schedule and travel on my own time.

Those adventures…

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…are my favorite. πŸ™‚

You can read more about my travels (both for work and for fun) in my travels page!

The elusive suitcase is now packed. Sort of. And I’m just about ready to head to Orlando for my next adventure. I’m leaving Maddie with Derek for a whole week. Just the two of them. For the first time. Let’s hope both of them are still alive and well when I return.

I sure will miss this face.

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Oh, and this face too.

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Charming. I know.

One more meal before i hit the road.

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My last tortilla became an egg taco

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Actually, a kale, egg, and salsa taco. πŸ™‚

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Pretzels and Mustard πŸ™‚

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Apple slices

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Time to go!

1 Angela April 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Have fun! I’m sure we are all rooting for Shirtless Ben and Beneath it All this week! And ohhhhh I have to try that taco!!
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2 Freya April 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Ooh have a good trip!
When my mum and I went away last year, we were SO worried about leaving our dog with my step dad that we gave her to a family friend for the week! He isn’t a dog person πŸ˜›

3 Erin@JustBreathe April 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I have yet to try this mustard and pretzel combination I always see! Safe travels!
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4 Dori April 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Yum egg taco!! Have fun in your travels!
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5 Ashley April 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Have a great trip! I love your creative lunch.
I know it’s not, but that thing on Maddie’s collar totally looks like a little doggie camera.

6 Courtney Smith April 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I always think the same thing about the collar. What is it?
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7 Meghann April 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

It’s for the electric fence my parents have

8 Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Have fun!!!! Traveling’s a lot more fun when you get to make your own agenda πŸ˜‰
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9 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East April 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Have a great trip! I love the idea of an egg taco! Delicious!
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10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Have fun Meghann! If I were going to somewhere warm I’d be super excited too! Although I agree with you that it can be tedious sometimes to have to live out of a suitcase. I’m itching to get on a plane because I used to travel tons when I lived in the Middle East, but the last airport I was in was last February!
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11 Hope April 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Love the egg taco! Such a good idea! πŸ™‚

Have a safe flight and a wonderful trip!! πŸ™‚
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12 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Have a fun trip!
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13 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Have fun & safe travels!

14 Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm

oh heck I hear ya – traveling for work can be intense … last August I only spent a week at home … I actually bought a US phone plan for the whole month because I was there more than at home … every time I came back to Toronto I feared that customs was going to hold me!!!!!
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15 Heather April 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

have a great trip! i can’t wait to hear about Kelly and Ben’s race! I always panic leaving my dogs with other people!
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16 Sana April 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Enjoy your travelsss! Can’t wait for your sibs Marathon recapsss!
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17 Liz April 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Have fun at the marathon in Nashville! The city is an awesome place for young people!

18 Jamie Sometimes Healthy Girl April 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Safe travels! Love the egg taco and OF COURSE the pretzels πŸ™‚
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19 miranda @ working mom works out April 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Haha, I love how you’ve used the last of your groceries. Have fun!!

20 Ellie @ The Mommyist April 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Happy travels!
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21 Kacy April 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Have a safe trip!!
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22 River April 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Awww that photo of Maddie is sooo adorable! haha.

Have a great trip!
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23 Alaina April 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Have fun in Orlando!

I can see how easy it would be to miss that face. (Maddies) πŸ˜›
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24 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Have fun with your family! You are such a supportive sister to cheer on your siblings during the race- my family always bitches about going to my races, haha!
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25 Billie April 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm

was Derek a premature baby?

26 Meghann April 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm

haha why do you ask?

27 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Have fun! Safe travels!
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28 Courtney April 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Have fun! Also what is that on Maddie’s collar?
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29 Meghann April 26, 2011 at 9:41 pm

It’s an electric fence thingy

30 Jessica @ Sushi & Sit-Ups April 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I’m so happy you’re happily settled in Tampa but I have to admit I look forward to your Orlando trips since that’s my hometown πŸ™‚ can’t wait to read all your fun O-town stories!

31 michelle April 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I’m sure your doggy and man will be just fine and so excited when you get back home. Have fun!
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32 Hilary April 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Happy travels! I agree…sometimes it’s just nice to be home!
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33 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Have fun!!! I love travelling too πŸ™‚

34 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Have a great trip! πŸ™‚

35 Lauren April 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Have a great safe trip!!
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36 Courtney April 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Have fun! I wish them both the best of luck πŸ™‚ I’ve definitely enjoyed perusing your travel entries, by the way.

37 Kristin @ FoodFash April 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Have a fun trip!! Paddle boarding when you return πŸ™‚
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38 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Have a fun week!!!
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39 Amy April 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Have fun! I can’t wait for the recaps!
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40 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet April 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Be safe! And I can’t wait to hear your recaps πŸ™‚
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