Travel Notes

Ahhh… Some R&R…

As usual, I didn’t sleep well at on Wednesday night. I never do when I travel. But we got to the airport early, the security line was long and sucky because they only had 2 scanners open, and then I had lots of time before my flight. Bumpy ride, bad weather, blah blah blah… only to arrive in Philly to WONDERFUL weather – in the 70s! – a train that arrived minutes after I got to the platform, and just an all around good day.

I ate zucchini & scallops for dinner, and I have to admit, they were pretty good. Don’t tell Mike that I tried “new to me” foods, his feelings might be hurt. I still don’t care for the flavor of green beans though. Don’t know why, just don’t.

I slept well except for the weird dream about being at a horsetrack and leaving my camera bag behind when I went to a different seat. Of course, it was stolen. Weird. Way too vivid of a dream, and when I started to get upset about the stolen bag I actually told myself to wake up. So I did, the dream was over, and all was well again. My camera is sitting right next to me.

We are about to head into the city for lunch at DiBruno’s with Wendy (yeah!) and then I think we must go to the Mutter Museum. Medical oddities? How can a girl resist!?! I see lemon sorbet in my future too. Mmmmmm…

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

7 replies on “Ahhh… Some R&R…”

Wasn’t going to comment, but felt compelled to defend green beans. The ONLY green veggie I would eat growing up. Honest. Christine, have you tried the wide Italian green beans with little white potatoes in a can? Yum.

No, no, no. You have to eat my green beans Christine. Not out of can. Homemade, lots of bacon, little red potatoes. Soul food at it’s finest. I may have to make some for dinner.

No. NOT doing green beans. I can’t even stand the smell, and the flavor makes me gag a little. Fresh, canned, whatever – I’ve tried them several different ways over the years, and I hate them all. *blech*

I don’t like green beans, either, and if I must eat them, I prefer canned, because they’re relatively devoid of any taste at all.

I’m jealous that you’re going to the Mutter Museum — I’ve always wanted to go there. I was supposed to go to Philly for a conference later this month, but now I’ll be moving that week….

Hang on. You called me and told me about the zucchini, but you conveniently left out the scallops.

I distinctly remember searing some scallops for a salad (scallops and mixed greens with an orange vinaigrette) some time back, and being told that the apartment smelled like sardines for three days.


Congratulations on trying new foods. I know that’s sometimes rather difficult for you. I’m very proud. Besides, Mac’s a great cook – I’m sorry I missed out.

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