Sav –> Jax

June 20, 2009

It was a big day for my car Marge – she turned 100,000 in car years on the way here!

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After breakfast we drove out to Wilmington Island outside of Savannah and basically determined it was too far out for 1) A bakery to be visited by lots of people and 2) Us to live without feeling isolated.

It was very pretty though –

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Then we found Washington Ave where there are supposed to be gorgeous houses. And there were!

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They were lovely, but probably too expensive for us

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Then we drove through commercial strip malls and stuff (which I don’t mind because we need them to live) and ended up in the boonies again. We don’t want to live here either:

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I think Savannah is a beautiful city and we love the downtown historic district, but I think the conclusion is it didn’t seem very family friendly (or affordable) for a young couple looking for a hip town to raise kids (not anytime soon, guys, but we gotta consider these things!) We’re hoping to visit Charlottesville this summer, which seems to be a little more of what we’re looking for (minus the beach and palm trees ;(  )

Before we headed back on I-95, we stopped at Food Lion to go to the bathroom. Grocery stores are good stops because they are usually clean and have lots of snack options

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I got a 6-pack for the weekend  :)

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I got really hungry around 12:30 with an hour to go, so I broke into my mixed nuts again

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We finally made it into Jax and then over to the beach where we’re staying. We were planning to go to a grocery store and pick up fruit and yogurt to take to the beach, but we heard our friends were going back to the hotel and so we decided on a small-restaurant kinda lunch using AroundMe:

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We were totally surprised with how healthy this place was! And the decor was cool and modern

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There was children’s artwork all over the walls –

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I ordered a Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken, which came with pita and fruit

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The salad was awesome and I inhaled it (both out of massive hunger and Matt’s necessity to get to the hotel to see the frat bros ASAP ). The chicken was awesome too!

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He got egg salad and fruit. The sandwich was so fresh and delicious.

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Lunch was filling, and eating fast made me feel too full, too fast :( But hopefully it’ll keep me satisfied through the wedding until the reception tonight.

Gotta go – frat bros are telling stories over beer :)

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1 Ally June 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Hi Kath! I found your blog via Graduate Meghann’s blog and just wanted to tell you that I love it! I made the banana pancake recipe you have an loved it–I have a slight gluten allergy and can’t have “normal” pancakes and have been craving them for weeks now–the banana pancakes totally hit the spot!!

There’s a Zoe’s Kitchen by my office–yummy, huh?

Have a great day!!


2 zestycook June 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

That a go Marge!! Very nice pictures and I agree Kath the chicken does look awesome. It even caught Carter’s eye as he sits beside me :)



3 april June 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm

What a healthy lunch! I love when restaurants have good options.


4 Jenn (www. ) June 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

The salad + egg salad sandwich look awesome! Wish we had places like that around here.



5 Mara @ What's for Dinner? June 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

That looks like a great salad for sure! I love when the chicken on salads is actual chicken.


6 sarah (ghost world) June 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm

happy 100K, marge!

i love charlottesville — it is VERY UVA-centric (academia/student/college life-heavy) in my experience, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. they have lots of great restaurants and a very active running community!


7 Jess June 20, 2009 at 3:09 pm

That place looks delicious! Love what you both ordered!
<3 jess


8 Kath June 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Welcome Ally!


9 Jo June 20, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Wow those houses look beautiful but I know what you mean about trying to find somewhere you could go on to raise a family – there are a lot of different elements to get right for a move!


10 Kaolee June 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

That place looks super cute! And your salad looks yummy.


11 brandi June 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

our car just hit over 100,000 at Christmas – so many miles!

Glad you guys are having a good time – that restaurant looks neat!

Charlottesville is about 3.5 hours from me – too far for me to visit frequently, but it would be awesome!


12 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) June 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm

My Honda recently reached the 100,000 mark too. :)

I hope you make it up to Charlottesville soon. You’ll love it!


13 Danielle June 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Haha, great lunch. Have fun tonight :)


14 fifi June 20, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Well, if you move to C-ville, you get mountains and tons and tons of green space and hiking and golf and skiing and lots of other fun outdoor activities :)


15 Kath June 20, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Oh my gosh, you are in Ponte Vedra. My family has a beach house on the blvd so I spend all the free time I can there. So jealous of you right now!


16 leslie June 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

i love when restaurants serve sides of fruit! the atmosphere looks so bright and cheery!


17 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

That neighborhood looks gorgeous, but I can see where it wouldn’t be the right fit for you and Matt. But dreaming up the future is always fun, rigth? :)

What a neat place for lunch. It sounds so healthy and inviting!

Have a wonderful time catching up with the boys.


18 LK- Healthy Delcious June 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

yeah, Sac def doesn’t look like “you”

that lunch place looks awesome though! I love the little bowls of fruit! Nice touch!


19 Christie @ Find My Weigh June 20, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Move to Charlottesville! It is gorgeous and has awesome hiking and shopping. It is about an hour drive for us (from Richmond) and we love to take day trips there.


20 K June 20, 2009 at 4:20 pm

What a great find for lunch! I hope you guys have fun at the wedding tonight!

Happy 100,000th to Marge :)


21 Help Meghan Run June 20, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Glad you tried that restaurant! They have it where I live but I haven’t been there yet. Good to hear it was tasty! :)


22 Casey @ Double Scooped June 20, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Congrats to Marge! My car, Alessio (named after my grandfather) just hit 9,000 yesterday!

He’s a youngin.


23 Blair June 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I love Zoes! We have one here in Baton Rouge…I eat there alot!


24 Anna June 20, 2009 at 5:13 pm

We had an old family car we lovingly named Marge, and we, too, threw her a celebration when she turned the big 100,000! Too funny. And Charlottesville is a such a fun town; my brother just graduated from UVA, so I’ve spent a lot of time there!


25 Fancy June 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I believe Wilmington is where Dawson’s Creek was filmed?


26 Pamela June 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Wilmington, NC is where Dawson’s Creek was filmed… and is also where I live and a wonderful, fun, active town on the coast. Have you thought about here? Actually, there is already a Great Harvest here… so don’t know if that would work for you.

I love your blog. I happened upon it looking for some easy, interesting resources to help get my patients (I’m a midwife) to eat REAL FOOD. And now I find myself needing to check what you are eating all the time. Great writing and great photos.

good luck to you!


27 Kath June 20, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Yes, Dawsons was Wilmington, NC!! Pamela, there’s already one there :(. Glad you like KERF.


28 Brittany June 20, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I love it when restaurants have healthy options- your lunch looked delish.

When you come to Charlottesville, let me know, I live nearby and would love to meet up.


29 Maggie June 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Congrats to Marge!!!

I love when you put what Matt gets too. Both of your lunches look delicious :)


30 Mary :: A Merry Life June 20, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Wooohoo, go Marge! Hehe. The lunch looked delicious. :)


31 Anne K. June 20, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I love finding healthy restaurants! That one looks great–I love your salad, and that you got some fruit with it :)

Have fun tonight!


32 Christina June 20, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Your lunch looks great. I love when you getting surprised by a random good, healthy food place!


33 Casey June 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I Love Zoe’s!


34 Krista N. June 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Oh, I live in Ponte Vedra! We are having a nice and hot weekend! Zoe’s is cute… Are you staying at the PV Inn and Club? Enjoy!


35 nicole June 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I’m glad the trip is fun so far!
That sandwich looks so yummy!

Congrats on Marge going the distance!


36 Katrina (gluten free gidget) June 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm

That restaurant looks so cute! Love me some fruit!


37 Caroline June 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Too bad Savannah doesn’t look like it will work as a destination. I am glad, however, that you discovered Zoe’s! It’s a Birmingham-based business, so I gotta give them a shout-out. They’re famous for their chicken salad!


38 Courtney B. June 21, 2009 at 12:11 am

I LOVE Zoe’s.

I actually had that very same salad for lunch on Friday. My favorite is the chicken salad sandwich.


39 Mrs. Myers June 21, 2009 at 12:54 am

I absolutely love that your car has a name, and a cool name at that!

You have a great blog, Kath, by the way.


40 Susan June 21, 2009 at 6:21 am

Any restaurant that serves fresh fruit with its meals is a winner in my book! (the cute kid’s art doesn’t hurt either 😛 ) Hope you had a fun time with the frat boys 😛


41 Meg June 21, 2009 at 8:29 am

Yeah Marge! Wow! Zoe’s looks like a yummy place to eat!


42 Carole June 21, 2009 at 8:31 am

Kath-email me when you visit Cville…..I still think you could consider your internship here at good ol UVA!!! I have been here for 15 yrs and it is perfect weather…we were in Wilmington, NC before for 5 and that is a fave, too….
Lots of cool opportunities for your (and Matt’s) creative energy!!! Been an RD for awhile and there are lots of peope here who could give you ideas :)


43 Jessica June 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm

My guess is that you will fall in love with C-Ville – vineyards, apple orchards, strawberry fields….all in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. It’s pricey living, but there are many reasons it was voted the best city to live in in the US. It even has a Whole Foods! (but no TJs). The students are friendly, the townsfolk are superb, and the scenery is beautiful. Besides, they could use a good bakery down there;). Good luck! (and how I miss my alma mater!)


44 Jessica June 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Kath!!! I’m Jess…we actually got to have lunch back in the fall at Earth Fare with my roomate Olivia and I live in Charlotte. a Zoes JUST opened about three weeks ago in the Blakney shopping center and I work there! You should so stop by some time to grab some good fresh food!


45 Justy2003 June 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Awe, happy 100,000 to Marge! Hopefully she will bring you many more miles :)

There’s a Zoe’s in Houston here too and I love the food + decor! Nice to find a healthy little cafe :)


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