Amazing Vacay

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Sometimes, all you need is a break!!  We both feel so refreshed and rejuvenated after our vacation (and we still have 1 night and 1/2 a day to go!).  It’s nice to just wander around without time limits on anything and no pressure to get things done.


Regarding vacation eating, obviously I haven’t been eating as “cleanly” as I normally do – wine, chocolate, meals out, etc.  Since that always tends to happen on vacations, no matter how good my intentions are, I try to make up for it by staying active and doing lots of sightseeing on foot.  That’s why I’m so glad I was able to get that run in this AM – it’s all about the balance!


St. Augustine was a blast.  The “ancient city” holds so many memories for us.  It’s such a fun and walkable town, too.




We randomly stopped at a “dive bar” for lunch because they had an awesome roof-top patio.  We could even see the ocean! 🙂


Whenever we eat out, we tend to order two things we both like and then we split.  We got the pork tenderloin sub and a beer-battered fish wrap.


They were both VERY small (the sub was many three inches and the wrap was teeny tiny), but each sammie was SO good that it was a perfect meal.    Future Husband was disappointed that the subs didn’t come with fries, but I was secretly elated because that meant there was room for….. FUDGE!


I got a small slice of cookies and cream.


Then, we walked to San Sebastian’s Winery to do a free tour and tasting.


Not going to lie or sugarcoat this…. every single wine we tried (about 1 oz. of seven types) was SO DISGUSTING.  And, it was NOT just a personal preference kind of thing.   This one woman came up behind me and said, “This is bad wine, isn’t it?” and I laughed and said, “They would probably sell more bottles if they didn’t give out free tastes!”


After we got home, I made an early “dinner” appetizer spinach pastries (found them frozen in the freezer) and an iceberg wedge with balsamic vinegarette and Romano cheese.


I hope you all understand, but I’m going to unplug the computer for the night and just spend time with Future Hubby.  I’ll probably eat another small snack, sip some champagne, and sit in the hot tub all night long. 🙂


Enjoy your Saturday! See you for breakfast!



  • VeggieGirl November 15, 2008, 3:15 pm

    SO amazing.

    Mmm, fudge 😀

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 15, 2008, 3:34 pm

    vacations are always great for the soul and belly ^_^ Enjoy the rest of it!

  • Sharney November 15, 2008, 3:39 pm

    Totally understand about turning off the computer, Caitlin! You deserve a break from the blogging and some “alone” time with FH. It looks like you had a marvelous day minus the “wine” tasting 😛 St. Augustine looks beautiful and your lunch looked delish! I just love fudge! I love going to quaint little towns and seeing all the fudge shops. Of course I always have to try some!

    Enjoy the rest of your vacay and see ya for breakfast!

  • Halie November 15, 2008, 3:46 pm

    So delicious! Yummy fudge!

    Bummer about the wine! How disappointing 🙁

    Go enjoy yourself!

  • November 15, 2008, 4:12 pm

    looks like your having an awesome time!

    hope you enjoy your downtime 🙂

  • Mica November 15, 2008, 4:16 pm

    That food looks awesome. Glad you had a nice va-cay!

  • *Andrea* November 15, 2008, 4:25 pm

    you SO needed this break with the future hubby… i’m happy to see that you’re enjoying it in every way possible!! that cookies n’ cream fudge looks AMAZING! when i was little my fav candy bar was Hershey’s cookies ‘n cream. yummmmmm

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 15, 2008, 4:34 pm

    Fudge always reminds me of vacation. 🙂 Glad you’re having a wonderfully relaxing time.

  • Erin of Care to Eat November 15, 2008, 4:47 pm

    I TOTALLY kid, girl. This is v. important. I’m so glad you guys are connecting and being romantic and happy. THAT IS THE BEST. Do yo damn thang.

  • ksgoodeats November 15, 2008, 5:02 pm

    Enjoy the rest of your vaca! You two deserve it 🙂

  • Katie November 15, 2008, 5:12 pm

    I thought the fudge was cheese when I looked at the picture!

    Too bad about the wine. Hope you enjoy a nice romantic night with your honeybunny!

  • Oh She Glows November 15, 2008, 5:40 pm

    Wow such a beautiful place!

    LOL I cracked up when I read this: “They would probably sell more bottles if they didn’t give out free tastes!” haha…you are too funny!

    Yummy looking food 🙂 I love your approach to balance and moderation as always.

  • Meg November 15, 2008, 6:42 pm

    What a great day with amazing fudge! Enjoy your time together!

  • Zesty Cook November 15, 2008, 6:56 pm

    Caitlin, That fudge looks amazing. I am glad you are having fun on your Vacation!!!


  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 15, 2008, 7:58 pm

    vactaions are ment to splerge!!!! Sorry the wine was bad thats too bad, love all the pics:)

  • jess November 16, 2008, 12:40 am

    That city looks Gorgeous!! Enjoy your vacation

    And I’m still grinning about your witty wine comment 😉

  • Meghann November 16, 2008, 6:34 am

    Its ok, I was just calling you becuase I was walking across campus from one tailgating spot to another adn it was dark and I wanted ot be on the phone with someone. 🙂

    Looks like you’ve had a great weekend! Mine has been great as well, I can not wait to reconnect and gush all about it this week.

  • Sharney November 16, 2008, 1:30 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    I know what you mean about your dog sometimes dictating when you can run. I have the same problem:-(
    My dog is good and won’t bark if I go to crate him-the problem is me! If my husband isn’t home and I have to crate my dog and leave him alone I feel soooooo guilty. Therefore, I prefer to run when my husband is home and he can be with the dog. It gets to be a problem though because lots of times my husband isn’t home and I have a perfect golden opportunity to run and wind up waiting for him to get back or forgoing my run altogether:-(. Pretty lame I know, but I love my dog SO much!

    Your two days of oatmeal looked so delicious- a perfect wake-me-up! I am so glad to hear you had such a fun and perfect mini-vacation. Thanks so much for sharing all the pictures and good times!

    P.S. I hope you got to run 🙂

    P.P.S. I am still waiting for my run. The hubby is watching football over at his friend’s house. It will be a late afternoon run for me- I know I’m pathetic!

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