This is the coolest thing I have ever done!!! We are being treated like real celebrities here by Quaker – the Hard Rock Hotel is simply fabulous and we were greeted with a bag of goodies, including a FLIP video camcorder to record the weekend!!! OMG OMG!!!!!
My flight was quite painful because this big man basically yelled in my ear the whole time, but I did get a little of my nutrition project done and am reading The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. I opened my book to find a romantic love poem that the husband snuck in it for me to read! We have always done a good job with sneaking little things into luggage when we’re apart. I teared up on the plane 🙂
I got pretty hungry around 5:00 EST and had my first Chocolate Chip Z-bar . It was good, but not as good as the S’mores.
Then I ran into JENNA !! Well, actually I had to take a train to get to her terminal, but it was still really fun to come into the city together. We took the lonnnnnnng train ride in and made it safely to the hotel.
Here are more of Quaker’s fabulous goodies !
Books!! Heart healthy pins and a blood pressure monitor!! And snacks!!!
We met the other bloggers down at the bar for some delicious appetizers and drinks.
I started with a few olives and lime cashews –
Followed by a PUMPKIN Old Fashioned!!
Crackers, pita, hummus, veg, pizza
Cracker + smoked salmon/tuna tartar
More pizza! (They were smallish slices)
1/3 of this bitter local beer 🙂 (Shared it with Jenna)
Bloggers! SO COOL to meet them in person. I’ve been reading some of the blogs for a long time!
Split a glass of Viognier with Jenna (I never "felt" the alcohol but started to feel dehydrated here)
Then Jenna and I walked about 15 minutes in the Big City to meet about 15 or so of our blog readers!!
I have to say for the third time: MY READERS ARE SO COOL!!! Seriously. In the comments you are words, but in person, you guys are so cool!! I can’t believe you all stop in to see what I’m up to each day 🙂
A few of them brought me gifts!! Pumpkin bars, coconut butter (!), pumpkin bark, soup mixes, a cool tea. Thanks you guys!!
At the bar I had a 2.5 oz glass of red (I knew anything more would put me in the danger zone of feeling bad in the AM, although Madison had the most delicious glass I’ve had in ages – the 2006 D&S blend. Mmmm!!! I had 2 sips of hers 🙂 She let me pick out her wines for her, and now she’s going to go to more tastings and try more wines, right Madison!?)
Tomorrow’s a full day of all-things-Quaker !! I can’t tell you in words how excited I am to crawl into this king sized bed and sleep. Only wish my husband was here to keep me warm!