March 26, 2011

A reminder of the sunshine

Florida really is the Sunshine State. Even in March we had sun and 80 degree weather every day. There were flowers in bloom and everything was so green and colorful.

We did a LOT of biking on our rented bikes. I love that they come with baskets on the front. When we went to the farm market everyone we passed had produce in their bike basket.

I think our most rewarding meal was at the Hungry Heron. It may or may not have had something to do with the 23 miles of biking we did that morning. Plus their menu has 251 items to choose from!

 I chose the Original Gardenburger which came with lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, sprouts (yes!!), honey mustard dip, and sweet potato fries. It turned out to be 2 gardenburger patties on 1 sandwich. I took one home for lunch the next day. We only got 4 sweet potato fries but they were HUGE.

Mom & Dad were ready for a lunch break, too.

We spent the afternoons by the pool. It's really a luxury to have a whole pool to yourself. I got a chance to really swim instead of having to stay in my own little space. It felt so good to stretch out!

A juice glass with ice and wine made for a perfect before dinner refresher. Just so I don't forget, here's a rundown of where we ate.

Thursday lunch: Cip's Place - Thai Spring Rolls w/ samples from everyone elses meals :-)
*Good but pricey. The dipping sauce was spicy & delicious.*

Friday dinner: The Timbers - Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi with a baked sweet potato, veggies, & salad
*No vegetarian options so I opted for fish since they said it was local. Good food & big portions.*
PocoLoco - Triple Chocolate & Peanut Butter Gelato
*Mmmmmmmmmm! Plus the employees are friendly*

Saturday lunch: Hungry Heron - Original Gardenburger (with sprouts!!) & mega sweet potato fries
*Very filling! Lots of veg options.*

Sunday dinner: Matzaluna - Pizza Primavera & salad (they have a great hummus dip for their bread!) w/ chocolate cake shared with the Bup for dessert
*Always a favorite!*

Monday dinner: Twilight - Asian vegetables in a pineapple & soy stir fry sauce over brown rice. The Bup's tomato bisque was excellent! And they give you pesto with the bread.
*This was my least favorite place we ate. They have a nice selection of veg options but the veggies were way overdone.*

Tuesday lunch: Mimi's Cafe - Roasted Vegetable Flatbread with baby greens. The Bup got the Roasted Tomato & Basil Bisque. It was the best tomato soup we've tasted since the Ice House.
*So many choices for me! They're a chain, but there aren't any in PA. :-( They have big muffins, too, and mom shared her carrot raisin nut muffin with me. Mmm!*

Don't worry Florida, we'll be back for more sunshine!

1 comment:

  1. That plate you had at the Hungry Heron looks AMAZING!!! I would almost bike 23 miles to eat there. Almost. Haha, I'm glad you had fun! :)


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