Monday, March 15, 2010

The Other Half and Home

What an awesome vacation I ended up having! It was short but sweet—just what I needed to push through the last 1/4 of the semester. Now I am blogging on the way home from the sky—so fun! I love to travel—wonder where I will head next? Do you have any fun trips coming up?

I spent Tuesday hanging out with my brother who I only to see once a year if I am lucky, so it’s really refreshing to catch up with him! We went out for lunch at a little diner up the road and had sandwiches..I had a buffalo chicken sandwich which was spicy, but  delish! I am not a huge sandwich fan, but I love trying new flavor combos that I wouldn’t have thought of—now I will have to try making it. =) Then we decided to take advantage of the sunshine and balmy temps, so we walked and got some new pictures of us!




And yes single ladies, he’s currently available!

We ended the day with a needed trip to Olive Gardenhello endless breadsticks (can’t get to Olive Garden? Try making their breadsticks like I did! Recipe here.) and salad! But of course that never fills the gap, so I got the Chicken Marsala for my main dish. I did however sub the marsala sauce for their standard marinara sauce—what can I say? I’m a red sauced girl at heart!


Wednesday I decided to pack in the afternoon because I knew I’d be out semi-late come night time, and Thursday I had the alarm set for 3 a.m. I took the car out and decided to drive to the local grocery store to make the rounds and browse some east coast food. I found lots of great stuff I would’ve loved to have, but unfortunately my suitcase was way over packed full already, so all I could squeeze in was the bars I’ve been dying to try!


I ended my vacation Wednesday night with the best meal ever! It was simple, yet good—we ate at Danielle’s Diner in Grafton which has been there for quite sometime. There is a bar atmosphere, or a dining which is always a nice option to have. My two aunts and I sat for an hour—chitchat + good food= priceless. I just couldn’t resist the baked haddock stuffed with a lobster stuffingmajor yum! With sweet potato fries and steamed baby carrots on the side it was a well-rounded meal that satisfied my appetite! I even had enough fries for leftovers which is always nice when you know you have a traveling day ahead of you.


Restaurant leftovers are always good —now I’m just an hour flight from home, and have been sitting for a 3 hour layover in Minneapolis. I ate my packed lunch plus some help from Subway—leftover chicken marsala from Olive Garden, wrapped up in a Flat-Out wrap with spinach, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese, leftover sweet potato fries from Danielle’s Diner, a garden salad with light Italian dressing from Subway, and some roasted kabocha squash with cinnamon—hey what can I say, traveling gives a girl an appetite!!’


Boston in the morning


Charles River



Enjoy your week!


Kim said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time in Boston! How nice to be able to see your brother. So nice to see that you ate so well on your trip:D

Kelly said...

Sounds like a fantastic vacation! I'm sad I wasn't in Boston to hang out but it looks like you still had a great time. :-)

Kelly said...

Sounds like a fantastic vacation! I'm sad I wasn't in Boston to hang out but it looks like you still had a great time. :-)

Stacey said...

Glad you enjoyed the trip and got to see your brother!

I am also a marinara sauce girl!

Krista said...

Great trip! Too bad you don't see your brother more often, though!!!

Jessica said...

Looks like a great vacation! I'm interested to know how those new bars taste, we don't have them.

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