49 responses

  1. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 16, 2009

    Great words to live by Meghann πŸ™‚ Moderation with everything is so important.

    Great photos! I am all for the Thanksgiving in June!!

    Have a great night!

  2. Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 16, 2009

    Everything in moderation… even indulgences! If you don’t indulge every once in a while you will go CRAZY!!!! I’m glad you are having such a fun vacation with your fam!

  3. HelpMeghanRun
    June 16, 2009

    You’re making me more jealous every day! πŸ™‚ I would skip the southern stuff and have more chocolate…mmm…


  4. jocelyneatsfresh
    June 16, 2009

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm that southern food looks so good..it has honestly always been my dream to do a southern state bed and breakfast tour..(being from Canada) I just thought it would be so fun! …The food would be great (obviously)…and amazing history and sightseeing!..Possibly honeymoon material πŸ˜‰ (the bf also loves the idea)

  5. Run Sarah
    June 16, 2009

    I’ve never tried Souterhn food but it looks amazing! Looks like an awesome day πŸ™‚

  6. Meganerd
    June 16, 2009

    That’s awesome that your family members are foodies, too! My family would probably just keep driving and not notice those places until I was like ‘ oh oh let’s stop there!’ They also would NEVER agree to eat at a vegetarian restaurant. You family sounds awesome lol.

  7. Whitney
    June 16, 2009

    I’m so jealous you can get fresh figs! I’m lucky if I can find dried figs at the Farmer’s Market here in Pittsburgh. I was tempted to purchase fresh ones at the grocery this past weekend, but they were $1 each, which made me go.. yikes!

    Have fun on vacation!

  8. Danielle
    June 16, 2009

    Oh Meghann, I think you have the cutest family :). I’m so glad you were able to enjoy your vacay to the fullest, indulgences and all! I feel the same way about healthy eating, it is so funny how many people ask me how I do I could possibly do it all the time. How can something that makes one feel so great be difficult? Some people don’t get it πŸ˜‰

  9. kate
    June 16, 2009

    HIGHLANDS?!?!?!?! my aunt has a house in highlands and there is an awesome frozen yogurt place in highlands called Sweetreats…I think. It is amazing! you should check it out if you have time!

  10. Jess
    June 16, 2009

    It’s so funny all the places you are visiting I’ve been to, too since my grandparents used to live in Franklin, NC when I was in MS and HS (well, not the brewery….that would have been swell-but I was quite underage at the time!). I love the Dillard House and have spent many a afternoon poking around the shops in Highlands. Fun.

  11. Bec
    June 16, 2009

    sounds like a great day, that meal looks delic!

  12. Rose
    June 16, 2009

    I want to go on vaca with your fam!

  13. Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 16, 2009

    I’ve spent every summer for the past 11 years or so on Lake Glenville, right between Cashiers and Highlands. It is SO gorgeous! Love spending my summers water skiing, wakeboarding, hiking…and eating fudge from Kilwin’s. We also visited the Dillard House and stayed overnight once long ago. So fun!

    Glad you guys are loving your trip!

  14. smallchangesaddup
    June 17, 2009

    I love that you have such a healthy attitude towards eating and treating yourself every now and then. I’m off to New York in August, and I fully intend to splurge on coldstone icecream and Reece’s peanut butter cups – we don’t have them over here so it’ll definitely be a one off occasion! If you can’t cut loose on holiday, when can you?
    I also love how you enjoy eating healthy foods. I do, too – I crave fruits and veg. My sister thinks I’m mad and is always asking “Are you still on a diet?” when I turn down fries or whatever…she doesn’t seem to understand that I actually prefer eating this way and that it’s a permanent change!


  15. mayapamela
    June 17, 2009

    A chocolate covered peanut butter cracker…what a great idea!

  16. caitlin
    June 17, 2009

    how many times have i said im jeals of you? because im jeals of you.

  17. Amanda
    June 17, 2009

    I <3 Kilwin's! They are actually a Michigan company, based in Mackinac Island. The best part of going to Mackinac is going in and out of all the fudge shops for free tastes!

  18. Pearl
    June 17, 2009

    so glad to hear that you’re all having a great time!

  19. Susan
    June 17, 2009

    I’m with you, eating healthy is not a chore, it’s something I love to do!! And splurging in foods you love rather than just eating uhealthy food because it’s in front of you. I’ve never had traditional southern food before, it kinda scares me! πŸ˜›

  20. jentrinque
    June 17, 2009

    I love your eating philosophy – when I get too wrapped up in eating healthy all the time, it makes me crazy! When I let myself have a treat when I want it, I choose healthy stuff the rest of the time, naturally!

  21. Danielle
    June 17, 2009

    That dinner looks awesome, last fall my fiance and another couple went to Amish Country and we ate at a family style restaurant it was so much fun! Definitely an indulgence but something I’d definitely do if we went there again.

  22. Ada
    June 17, 2009

    That pig was such a cutie! Even though they didn’t taste so great, those figs looked amazing, as did that peach cobbler! I am glad you are having a fun vacay:)

  23. redheadyellowdog
    June 17, 2009

    my mom is absolutely obsessed with kilwins!! haha just mention the name and she’ll already have her car keys in hand πŸ™‚

  24. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    June 17, 2009

    Sounds like a great day!

  25. Sarah (from See Sarah Eat)
    June 17, 2009

    Kilwin’s is the best! I went there a few times when I was in Tennessee πŸ™‚ That Dillard place reminds me a lot of Huber’s Farm in Indiana which is about an hour from where I live in KY. Love it!

  26. brandi
    June 17, 2009

    We have a restaurant like that here called The Homeplace and it’s SO good, but just like you said – not where you would eat everyday πŸ™‚

    Sorry about the figs – that stinks!

    Hope you’re having a good morning!

  27. catruns
    June 17, 2009

    Aw, good memories! My husband and I honeymooned at a friend’s cabin between Highlands and Cashiers a little over a year and a half ago. I hope we can make it back sometime soon. We missed the Dillard House though, it looks fabulous!

  28. Whit
    June 17, 2009

    Thanks so much for showing everyone that you can splurge once in a while and still be healthy! LOVE this post.

    I am an NC native, so I need to go check out the Dillard House, sounds like I’ve been missing out!

  29. Melissa
    June 17, 2009

    your sense of balance and actually desire to make healthy choices most of the time is one of the things I like best about your blog. glad you are enjoying the vacay!

  30. Kelly
    June 17, 2009

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your vacation adventures! Makes me feel like i’m there too…without the wet bathing suit. lol Thanks for inviting us all! πŸ™‚

  31. Caitlin
    June 17, 2009

    thanks for the input about eating healthy on vacation. That will definitely be useful as I travel over the summer πŸ™‚

    oh and btw your new hair cut looks awesome–perfect for summer !

  32. Island Girl Eats
    June 17, 2009

    I know that I sound like a broken record, but I am so jealous! It looks so beautiful there. What a perfect place to take a vacation.

  33. Holly
    June 17, 2009

    Thank you so much for posting about this Meghann…vacations are meant for relaxation and enjoyment – that means food, too! Glad you’re all having a great time – your family is so cute. πŸ™‚

  34. Emily
    June 17, 2009

    You are your sister are so adorable!

    I like your attitude about vacation food…it is a vacation, and indulging is ok! Thanks for showing us that eating out while on vacay is not a stressor! πŸ™‚

  35. Graze With Me
    June 17, 2009

    I completely agree, go nuts on a good meal when it’s really worth it! I have the same attitude towards food, it’s too good not to splurge sometimes right?

    I think I have that same shirt you’re wearing…

  36. Matt
    June 17, 2009

    That dinner looks awesome! It looks like something I would get out here!

  37. Julia
    June 17, 2009

    Oh man I want some of that fudge….
    I’ve never been to NC, but it looks so beautiful. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time there, and all the good eats!
    Oh and I added you to my blogroll if that’s ok πŸ™‚

  38. Julia
    June 17, 2009

    Ooops I mis-spelled my own link on my last comment. Too distracted by thoughts of chocolate πŸ™‚

  39. geegs23
    June 17, 2009

    such a beautiful area.. I went to school at WCU in Cullowhee but haven’t been back up that way in AGES.. That meal looks fantastic!

  40. Nicole (dishin’)
    June 17, 2009

    The candy looks delish – I always indulge on candy on vacation! That restaurant looks like fun too. I’ll need to keep it in mind if I’m ever in GA πŸ™‚

  41. luckytastebuds
    June 17, 2009

    yeahhh i love love love that soft serve atop the peach cobbler. That would’ve been my highlight. THAT and the fresh fig, which I’ve never ever seen before in my entire life!! COOL!!

    P.s. I’m hosting my very own Big Lucky Giveaway and I hope you’ll come check it out!! πŸ™‚

  42. Tay
    June 17, 2009

    Looks like you have such fun with your family πŸ˜€
    Great attitude about staying healthy on vacation and indulging. Indulging on special treats you REALLY want and only come around once and a while is a normal & healthy thing to do! Looks great!

  43. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 17, 2009

    I’m lovin’ the way you’re blogging about your vacation. It looks like you’re having SO much fun! πŸ˜€

    My vacation is coming up in July, and all these vacation posts are making me super excited. πŸ˜€

  44. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 17, 2009

    Mmm isn’t the Dillard House just sinfully delicious?!

  45. Christina
    June 17, 2009

    Cracker Barrel used to be my family’s yearly place to stop on the way to our vacation destination in NC. Not nearly as cool as the Dillard House! Definitely looks like it’s worth the splurge!

  46. Ashley
    June 17, 2009

    Wow, all of your indulgences look worth it!

    I’ve never had a fresh fig and can’t even really guess what they would taste like.

  47. Lynn (The Actors Diet)
    June 17, 2009

    Fresh figs are my fave! But nothing is more disappointing than one without flavor. Sorry you had to go through that….

  48. Andrea [bella eats]
    June 17, 2009

    Meghann – I used to live in Highlands! Kilwin’s was a daily stop…its no wonder I gained weight after graduating college! And, I’ve been to the Cashiers farmer’s market many times and hiked Whitewater Falls lots of times too. We even took my dad there one time when he visited but it was too foggy to get very far. Aw, thanks for taking me down memory lane! πŸ™‚

  49. Stephanie
    June 18, 2009

    If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area in September, I could send you home with bushels of figs – we have a VERY productive tree (and our figs look like the ones you tried, but are VERY sweet). My dear neighbor makes amazing preserves with them too!

    You can’t bean a praline pecan – YUMMY!!!! Nuts are healthy! πŸ˜‰

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