Hello! I had a BLAST this weekend and really enjoyed seeing all my college girlfriends.


Apple Blossom Festival 2009 was so much fun — there was lots of drinking Blue Moons, karaoke-ing, BBQing, and staying up WAY past my bedtime!  It wasn’t the healthiest weekend in the books, but that’s not exactly the point of Apple Blossom Festival! 


I didn’t photographs all my eats because I knew the post would be too long. :)  But here are some highlights of my weekend…




I drove the airport around 9 AM on Friday for an 11 AM flight.  We were low on groceries, or I would’ve packed my own food.  Instead, I stopped by Au Bon Pain and bought a red pepper hummus sammie and a single serving of Orange Juice.  I stashed the sammie in my purse and ate it on the plane.


I read Skinny Bitch on the plane, and it definitely affected my food choices for the rest of the weekend (well, in terms of no meat)!  I am re-reading the book and will give a full review when I’m done.


My BFFs Sarah and Megan picked me up from the airport, and we drove together to Virginia.  Upon my arrival, I was promptly served a lovely Blue Moon (from a keg, which we crushed in 24 hours).


I had about a  million beers this weekend!  Sorry, but this girl loves a good brew-haha!


Our other college girlfriends and friends trickled in and we just ended up having a huge house party.  I would say there were over 25 people there (that’s a big house party when you’re old)!


Much insanity ensued:


Oh, and I karaoke-d the same guy from last year and beat him again!


Eats included more Blue Moons:


And a Grilled Cheese Sammie and Potato Chips for "dinner":


And Pizza around 10:00 PM:


And a bagel at 3:00 AM.  It seemed like a good idea at the time! 🙂




On Saturday, we woke up around 10 AM and recovered with a pot of coffee:


And I squeezed in a healthy breakfast thanks to my BFF Sarah (she keeps a well-stocked fridge!).  I had oatmeal, a banana, and an orange:


After breakfast settled, we had a few more beers (so sue me!):


And went to the PARADE!




Then, we stopped at a bar for more karaoke-ing (we have a problem!) and some drinks (it was around 2 PM by this point, which makes it a little more acceptable… right?).


I would post videos of us karaoke-ing, but I think my friends would KILL ME.  🙂


Next up:  the carnival!  I was soooo excited to eat some carnival food!  I think everyone should eat at least 1 funnel cake every year.  My friends Becki and Bethany split the following items with me:


Fresh cut fries!




Funnel cake! With powdered sugar, of course!


After the carnival, we went back to Sarah’s house and threw another 25-person house party (with a keg of Bud Light this time).   We also grilled out on the BBQ!  I had a Veggie Burger with an orange.


And we made ‘smores over the gas oven. 🙂


I had four of these!  Best… idea… ever!


I called it at night at 1:30.  I cannot stay up like I used to! 🙂




Sunday was much, much calmer.  We all staggered downstairs and I ate another healthy breakfast of banana oatmeal with a coffee.  I also had a Veggie Burger on a Flat Out Wrap with a slice of cheese plus an orange for lunch.


Everyone slowly left over the afternoon. 🙁 It was really sad to say goodbye to my girlfriends.  I miss them already!


Dinner was eaten at the airport:


I was craving veggies!  I had a V8 and a pressed hot sammie with mozzarella, tomato, and basil.


Plus, two dates and a TLC bar upon take-off.


It was sad to leave, but I was also happy to be home.  I missed the Husband a LOT!  We’re the kind of couple that is comfortable to do things without each other, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t miss his presence.  I love him so much (mush alert!).


Home, Sweet Home!


I’m going to go hydrate and relax!  I hope you enjoyed reading about my weekend of CRAZY fun. 🙂


See you tomorrow!



  • Jen May 3, 2009, 5:46 pm

    It looks you rocked out this weekend! And I totally agree, everyone needs a healthy dose of carnival food (FUNNEL CAKE YUM) as a special treat. 😉

    Yay for reuniting with the hubby though!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 3, 2009, 5:48 pm

    Girl, I’m so glad you had a cah-razyyyy weekend. It’s fun to let loose sometimes!!!

  • Stacey May 3, 2009, 5:49 pm

    That looks like an awesome time..I literally laughed-out-loud when you said “Brew-haha” Lol..good stuff good stuff

  • Life Coach Jen May 3, 2009, 5:52 pm

    Crazy! That looks like so much fun. It’s always good to spend time apart from the hubs, because it’s so fun to be back together!

  • Carlee May 3, 2009, 5:53 pm

    Looks like such a fun weekend!

    p.s I love the book skinny bitch

  • teacherwoman May 3, 2009, 5:55 pm

    Looks like you guys had tons of fun! That is awesome! 🙂

  • Mrs. LC May 3, 2009, 5:56 pm

    I haven’t had a funnel cake in ages!!! Looks SOOO good! 🙂 So glad you had a good time!

  • Meghann May 3, 2009, 5:56 pm

    I should have counted howmany times you apologized in this post! lol no need to say you’re sorry! You had fun and relived college life! I am glad you had a good time 🙂

  • Megan May 3, 2009, 5:57 pm

    Glad to see you had such a great time! 😀

  • *Andrea* May 3, 2009, 5:58 pm

    what a fabulous weekend! it’s these memories you will cherish forever – a little splurge one weekend is totally worth it in my book 😉 you look so gorgeous in all the pics too.. drunk eats at any hour of the night always seem to make sense to me too haha

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 3, 2009, 5:58 pm

    meghann – haha i only kind of said “sorry” four times! i feel like i should be repenting to god, my bank account, and my arterties for the insanity of this weekend. LOL.

  • redheadedjournal May 3, 2009, 6:00 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  • sloank May 3, 2009, 6:00 pm

    Looks like so much fun!!! College reunions are the best obviously you need to let loose and enjoy the moments! Rest up… it’s time for the new week to start (ughhh)!!!

  • Annabel May 3, 2009, 6:01 pm

    It looks like you had a blast this weekend! A good reminder to let the college undergrad in all of us come out and play every once in a while! 🙂
    I’m really curious to know what you think about Skinny Bitch. I read a bit of it at a book store once and remember being completely turned off by the approach.
    Glad you had fun!

  • Run Sarah May 3, 2009, 6:04 pm

    Looks like an awesome weekend! Glad you had fun 🙂

  • Erica May 3, 2009, 6:06 pm

    Glad you had fun! The fresh cut fries look amazing! What a fun party weekend! I'm all for a good brew! Love blue moon <3

  • Jennifer May 3, 2009, 6:06 pm

    You are making me want funnel cake now! Looks like you had a great weekend. I am curious to know your thoughts on Skinny Bitch. It is one of the main reasons I became a vegetarian actually, although I do have mixed feelings about it.

  • Megan May 3, 2009, 6:07 pm

    wow you look like you had an insanely fun weekend! I love weekends where you can just get away, eat whatever you want, and have fun! My friends actually say “brew-haha” so I definitely LOLed when I saw that =) Have a great week! I don’t knwo if anything can live up to that weekend though!

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) May 3, 2009, 6:09 pm

    Looks like a greatttt weekend. Funnel cakes, awesome.

  • BethAnn Caputo May 3, 2009, 6:10 pm

    It looks like you had such a great time! Also..excellent beer of choice. I LOVE blue moon. Have you tried the other seasonal flavors? Yummm. Stella/Shocktop are also pretty delicious. Also…great food ideas and seriously, it is wonderful to splurge like that once and a while especially since you eat so well otherwise!

  • inmytummy May 3, 2009, 6:11 pm

    Don’t you know Blue Moon is a health food because it comes with an orange?!

  • Briana May 3, 2009, 6:13 pm

    Looks like had more than a little fun! Yay for funnel cakes and smores.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina May 3, 2009, 6:17 pm

    looks like you had an awesome time!!!!!!!!!!

  • Help Meghan Run May 3, 2009, 6:23 pm

    That looks like such a fun weekend! Glad you had a good time with your girlfriends…they’re the best. 😉


  • Brooke (HomegirlCanEat) May 3, 2009, 6:24 pm

    What a fun weekend!! Funnel cakes make my life complete!

  • sweetandfit May 3, 2009, 6:26 pm

    girl! looks like you had an amazing time! those fries look amazing!

  • Rachel May 3, 2009, 6:28 pm

    I think the smores would have been my favorite part! YUM! Looks like a fun weekend, Caitlin!

  • Brittney May 3, 2009, 6:29 pm

    Looks like you had a great weekend! Funnel cakes and smores sound so good right now 🙂

  • jenngirl May 3, 2009, 6:30 pm

    Your weekend looks SO FUN!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and had a blast…and please, drinking before noon is TOTALLY acceptable, especially for parades! 😉

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 3, 2009, 6:30 pm

    What a fun weekend!!! S’mores and funnel cakes in the same day? awesome.

  • jane May 3, 2009, 6:36 pm

    sounds like a blast! i especially liked the steelers pitcher 🙂

    on a side note, the pgh marathon was this week. i know you are taking time off running, but if you are feeling good by next spring you should totally come and run the half next may! the course is great and i think it would be fun for you to visit the city again

  • Victoria May 3, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Glad you had so much fun! I haven’t been to a carnival in years — I want funnel cake!!

  • Bridget May 3, 2009, 6:37 pm

    omg this looks SO fun!!!!!!! I miss college!!!! I want to go to a carnival!! Girl weekends are the best…no really I am beyond jealous, that looks SO fun!

  • Gina May 3, 2009, 6:40 pm

    If you like Blue Moon, try Paulaner Hefeweizen and Franziskaner!

  • HangryPants May 3, 2009, 6:44 pm

    Awesome weekend! Have you ever had a dough boy? They are similar to funnel cakes and excellent!

  • greendogwine May 3, 2009, 6:48 pm

    wow! you’re weekend looks so awesomely amazing! glad you let loose and had a blast!!!

  • just me May 3, 2009, 6:59 pm

    fun fun fun times!!!

  • Meg May 3, 2009, 7:10 pm

    What a fabulous weekend! Thanks for sharing all the pics!

  • Niki May 3, 2009, 7:16 pm

    What a fun weekend! It’s always so fun to spend time with your girlfriends!! I can’t wait to hear your review of Skinny Bitch. I am very intrigued by it!!

  • Jewels May 3, 2009, 7:37 pm

    sounds awesome!!

  • kristin point May 3, 2009, 7:50 pm

    i just wanted to let you know that i did my first half marathon today! I never thought I’d say this, but I finished and i’m so looking forward to my next race! I just wanted to say thank you for being such an inspiration as a runner and young woman! Looks like you had a great weekend, I love the way you seem to have a balance between health and fun!

  • Susan May 3, 2009, 7:54 pm

    I love the funnel cake, and especially all the Blue Moon you drank! It’s great to see that you can “let loose” for a weekend and enjoy yourself without worrying about it. Gotta have fun sometimes!

  • Siobhan May 3, 2009, 8:10 pm

    Aw it looks like you had such a good time Caitlin! I have been reading your blog for a while now and I just want to thank you. I ran my 1st half-marathon today and you have been such an inspiration. I even read the recap from your 1st half last night for some last-minute motivation. And on another note- I read Skinny Bitch in the beginning of March and have been a vegetarian ever since. I’m curious to read your review!

  • Anonymous May 3, 2009, 8:34 pm

    Wow this is why I love your blog so much! You're so balanced and healthy! I don't think that blogs with strict diets or labels are really that healthy.

    Love the funnel cake!


  • Oh She Glows May 3, 2009, 9:23 pm

    You and your friends are too CUTE! I love that you kareoke!

    PS- I made a raw cookie recipe I think you will LOVE!!! Check out my latest post.

  • Bec May 3, 2009, 9:46 pm

    looks like such a great weekend 🙂

  • Christina May 3, 2009, 11:05 pm

    Looks like such a fun weekend!! Totally love your stove top s’mores idea!

    I’m excited to hear more about Skinny Bitch. I’ve been wanting to read it forever now!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) May 3, 2009, 11:14 pm

    I see many a Green Monster in your Monday, no?

    I can’t wait to read your SB review.

  • Jo May 3, 2009, 11:33 pm

    Wow that weekend looks like so much fun. A bit of indulgence doesn’t do anyone any harm – you have to enjoy life after all! xx

  • Thinspired May 4, 2009, 3:00 am

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of Skinny Bitch. I thought I’d never eat meat or dairy by the time I finished it but that didn’t really stick very long 😉
    Looks like an amazing weekend!! Very fun recap to read. Welcome home!

  • Susan May 4, 2009, 3:07 am

    Happy to see you let loose and enjoyed your weekend to the fullest!! 😀

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 4, 2009, 3:14 am

    Your weekend looks like so much fun!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 4, 2009, 3:41 am

    kristin point – yay congrats!!! thats AWESOME 🙂 and thanks for reading!

    siohban – ohmygod so many half marathons! congrats to you, too! this is awesome!

  • Erin of Care to Eat May 4, 2009, 5:36 am

    Awwh that sounds like a blast! I love beer too! You guys are all so pretty 🙂

  • Carolina John May 4, 2009, 6:04 am

    sounds like a great trip! glad you were safe and had fun.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 4, 2009, 8:11 am

    Wow! It looks like you had an amazing weekend! It’s so much fun to get together with good friends! I always love those occasions!

    Good eats! We’re allowed to eat some of that stuff sometimes! 🙂 It’s a fine balance. 🙂

  • MyRunningJourney May 4, 2009, 9:46 am

    Looks like you had a crazy fun weekend!!

  • gutenmegan May 4, 2009, 10:47 am

    Hi there! I’ve been lurking for a while but had to speak up when I saw you were in Virginia over the weekend! Where in Virginia was this awesome festival? I went to college in Harrisonburg, Va., so I know a lot of the quirky local fairs and festivals, but I never went to this particular one.

    Anyway, good to see you let loose a little!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 4, 2009, 10:57 am

    megan – it was in winchester!

  • dailydulcie May 4, 2009, 1:22 pm

    Seems like you had an AWESOME time at the Apple Blossom Festival!!

    I love all the pictures :]

  • Lindsay May 9, 2009, 8:24 pm

    I know I’m a little late on this post but was on vacation… I’m glad that you read Skinny Bitch! I think everyone needs to read that book and yes, I’m a little biased since I’m a vegetarian! 🙂

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