Vacation

Today I got in the car and left two little monsters at home. I did squeeze in an early three mile run though.

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I snapped some pictures in the car.

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Crazy multi-colored ice cream place that I need to keep in mind for later.

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We had dinner at the Sign of the Mermaid.

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It is a kitschy local place in an old house.

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They had an interesting imported beer selection. This was a dark German beer that was really good. 

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We had clams and muscles in garlic butter broth to start. They were delicious.

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We both had salads and J had French Onion soup. He said it was the best French Onion soup he has ever had.

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The Lady Wellington for J which is lobster, shrimp, and scallops baked in phyllo dough.

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I had shrimp stuffed with spinach and goat cheese.

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J and I both give the Sign of the Mermaid two big thumbs up.

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After this massive amount of eating, we walked around and explored the area around the hotel.

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In honor of the Fitness Friday link-up, how do you stick with your exercise routine and eat healthy while on vacation?

I plan on running most days while we are here because running by the beach is such a treat. We also packed healthy snacks for the car ride and the beach.

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16 thoughts on “Vacation

  1. That food looks so yummy! Hope you're having fun & thinking about us…we're still here slaving away! Enjoy your weekend :)

  2. Hi Dina, I found you from Fitness Friday over on Jill's site. I hope you enjoy your vacation. While I'm away I usually keep active by walking more, even if I'm just visiting family. I'm hoping to come up with a plan of adding more for my next trip. I'm less hungry when I travel so I usually don't have to worry about the eating.

  3. We stayed in a condo for vacation, so eating wasn't that big of a change from home. We went to the grocery and picked up all of our favorites.

    We don't go out to eat a lot at home, mostly because we have 3 small children (5 and under) — major handful at a restaurant!

  4. Lovely photos and the stuffed shrimp sound delicious. Healthy eating on vacation is tough. We try to find hotels with a gym, we run while on vacation (new places to run is a vacation in itself), I bring my breakfast food and snacks. For dining out I either splurge on an entree or dessert. Never both.

    Thanks for linking up this week!

  5. I love going to the beach. And they are easier runs too… just because it's so beautiful – you're paying more attention to the scenery than your run.

    I plan for vacation eating/fitness all the time. I usually only get about 1/2 of the things accomplished, but I think that's better than none. It doesn't help my husband is standing there saying… But – we're on *vacation* – of course you deserve it!

  6. My husband is like that too. He's like live a little.

    I think I generally have a good balance between healthy and "splurging", I pretty much eat what I want but mostly want healthy foods.

  7. That all looks delicious! Have a blast on vacation and good for you for keeping with running while away! I love running the beach!

  8. I have been wondering the same thing… this summer we aren't going anywhere, which is good since I am trying to stick to the marathon training schedule, but I am wondering how I am going to fit running in when I travel this fall. Running alone in Berlin early in the morning, for example – would that really be a good idea?? I hope more people speak up with tips! (ff hop, but late this week)

  9. I agree about feeling iffy running alone in a strange place. If there aren't any high traffic areas maybe the treadmill is your best bet.

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