Off to Pennsylvania!

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Morning!  I’m off to Pennsylvania this morning for a big Operation Beautiful presentation in Williamsport.  


I am actually flying into Harrisburg and then driving about 80 miles north to Williamsport.  The event is open to the public, so if you’re in the area, check out the details here.


I had a bowl of Grape Nuts, strawberries, and almond milk for breakfast:


And I bought a bottle of OJ once I got to the airport:


By the way, I’m blogging from the Netbook and it’s GREAT!  I can tell I wouldn’t want to save a lot of big picture files on it, but its perfect for travel.  It is super small (2.5 pounds) and fits into one of my small purses!  So much better than my huge, bulky laptop.  Look how much smaller it is in comparison to my carry-on luggage:


Plans for today:


  • Arrive in Harrisburg
  • Rent car and drive to Williamsport
  • Make use of hotel gym
  • Blog lunch!
  • Take a nap
  • Do my presentation this evening


I love flying Air Tran because they have free in-flight Internet.  I’ll seeya on Twitter from the friendly skies!



  • Amanda (The Beautiful Army) April 13, 2010, 7:03 am

    hooray! have fun!! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 13, 2010, 7:05 am

    Have fun! 😀 I love traveling!

  • Kelly April 13, 2010, 7:14 am

    The netbook looks awesome, have a good flight!

  • Kelly April 13, 2010, 7:16 am

    The netbook looks so sweet! Have fun in PA!

  • sarah (shep) April 13, 2010, 7:20 am

    good luck on the presentation and have fun in the keystone state! you are beautiful 🙂

    • Caitlin April 13, 2010, 7:21 am

      you are beautiful, too!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 13, 2010, 7:30 am

    Have a great trip, girl! 🙂

  • Christie {Honoring Health} April 13, 2010, 7:33 am

    Travel safe and have a great time!!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) April 13, 2010, 7:33 am

    Ooooh, waving hi from Philly!!! Have a wonderful presentation! I know you’ll do great 🙂

    LOVE the netbook – so cute!

  • Christie {Honoring Health} April 13, 2010, 7:34 am

    Oh, and glad he finally came 😉

  • MegaNerd April 13, 2010, 7:35 am

    Good luck today!! You don’t even need luck though. 😀

    Glad the UPS man finally came – I would have been sad for you. Your other comp is ghetto fabulous.

  • Caroline April 13, 2010, 7:38 am

    I’ve heard that netbooks aren’t great for word processing, but they sound like they’d be so much more convenient for taking notes in a college lecture. What do you think?

    • Caitlin April 13, 2010, 7:44 am

      They are just tiny so it’s harder to type however I wouldve loved this in college!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite April 13, 2010, 7:41 am

    Have a great trip! I know you’ll do great at the presentation!

  • Jenny April 13, 2010, 7:45 am

    Wow! How amazing- you’re being flown around the state to talk about ob? I’m jealous! Have fun!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 13, 2010, 7:50 am

    I’ve never been on a plane with free in-flight internet — somehow I get stuck on the 17-hour flights with just an overhead movie screen. :/

  • Evan Thomas April 13, 2010, 7:53 am

    It’s amazing the portability they can fit technology into these days

  • Julia @ British Bride April 13, 2010, 7:53 am

    Good luck on the presentation! Beautify Willamsburg!!!

  • Jes (Self Motivation) April 13, 2010, 7:54 am

    Have a great trip!!!

  • Emmanuelle April 13, 2010, 7:54 am

    Have a great trip, and enjoy!

  • Heather C April 13, 2010, 7:56 am

    If you want a nice salad/fruit bar – go to Wegman’s, especially if you’re staying at the Hampton or Holiday Inn it’s right there! 🙂 Wegman’s also has a really nice natural/organic section in their stores!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 13, 2010, 8:03 am

    Good luck on your presentation today!! Also, love the desktop background. 😉

  • emptynutjar April 13, 2010, 8:06 am

    good luck.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 13, 2010, 8:06 am

    Good luck!!
    And mega yay for the grape nuts! I thought I was the only one who was obsessed with them 😛 aren’t they the best!??

    • Katherine April 13, 2010, 8:17 am

      you’re totally not the only one! (when I was younger, my dad used to eat them and my mean older siblings told me they were disgusting like cat litter so I was always afraid until the age I learned Santa wasn’t real and everything big brothers and sisters tell you isn’t true)

    • Caitlin April 13, 2010, 8:29 am

      i looooooooooooove grape nuts!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 13, 2010, 8:11 am

    Awesome! Good luck 🙂

  • Katherine April 13, 2010, 8:16 am

    Safe travels! Do you prefer flying or driving?
    Safe workouts in the hotel gym! Using other equipment always tricks me out for the first time I use it.

    • Caitlin April 13, 2010, 8:48 am

      I guess I prefer flying because I like to get it over with, but I am a very nervous flier!!!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 13, 2010, 8:24 am

    Have a great time in PA! I’ve never been to Williamsport– you’ll have to give it a review 🙂

  • Kristine April 13, 2010, 8:25 am

    Ohh i just did a similar drive to Bloomsburg! It’s in the middle of nowhere! Have fun! 🙂

  • Kaitlin W. April 13, 2010, 8:32 am

    I just flew to and from Orlando from work on AirTran – it was pretty decent (and much cheaper than other airlines). Funny thing – when we were landing in Orlando I was looking at all the back roads around the airport wondering if they were the ones you bike on!

  • meg c. April 13, 2010, 8:32 am

    you’re going to drive right by my alma mater – bucknell university in lewisburg! enjoy the drive through the middle of nowhere, PA and good luck at your presentation!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life April 13, 2010, 8:40 am

    Aww man, you’re only an hour and a half from me! I live in “upstate NY” but the PA border is only about half an hour from where I work.

  • Jill April 13, 2010, 8:43 am

    Caitlin, enjoy Williamsport. That’s very near to my husband’s hometown so say hi to my in-laws while you’re there ;). I hope you have better luck than I do getting cell phone reception out there in the middle of the woods! Frustrating! Looking forward to your impressions of central PA.

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie) April 13, 2010, 8:49 am

    have a fabulous trip!!!!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) April 13, 2010, 8:49 am

    Wow! What a distance to travel for a presentation. Operation Beautiful is taking ova 😉
    Good luck on the preso, girl!

  • Kelly @ Kelly B Well April 13, 2010, 8:58 am

    Sorry you had to drive so far — Williamsport is basically in the middle of nowhere! LOL The only other airport in the area is State College (60 miles from Williamsport) and it’s tiny and expensive. 🙁
    I wish I’d have known about this earlier — I’d have come up for it! But I’m actually SOUTH of Harrisburg…so it would be quite a drive for me after a day of work! 🙂

  • Lauren April 13, 2010, 9:08 am

    Hey Caitlin!

    I can’t beleive you are going to be in Harrisburg today. I live in Harrisburg!!! Will you be flying back out of h-burg? If you are going to be in the area again, I would love to try to meet up.

    Let me know or if you need anything, I’m right down the road! 🙂

    Have a great trip.

    • Caitlin April 13, 2010, 10:24 am

      Thanks so much! My flight is early tomorrow so I won’t have time, unfortunately! 🙁

  • Sarah April 13, 2010, 9:18 am

    Williamsport is actually where I was born, and South Williamsport is where a lot of my family lives! Oooh, I wish I could be there to hear you speak!

  • Mary April 13, 2010, 9:23 am

    have fun up north!! I cant wait to go home to NY again 🙂

  • Christina April 13, 2010, 9:25 am

    I love netbooks! I brought mine on vacation last month. It’s SO much lighter than a lap top!

  • Amanda April 13, 2010, 9:35 am

    Have a great trip! I went to school at Bucknell University in Lewisburg PA (about 30 mins from Williamsport). We used to go to Williamsport for Wegman’s and Starbucks 🙂

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit] April 13, 2010, 9:37 am

    Oh, Grape Nuts! I haven’t had them for so long but they are so delicious. Good reminder…. 🙂

    I’ve been thinking about getting a netbook too. Glad to hear you like it.

    I blogged last night about my first Operation Beautiful experience. I’m still grinning from posting a note! 🙂

    • caitlin April 13, 2010, 2:20 pm

      can u email me a link? seebriderun at!

  • Caitlin April 13, 2010, 9:37 am

    Oh wow–I would totally drive up and see your presentation, but I have a night class that I cannot miss!

    Williamsport is in the middle of nowwhere (lol) but 2 of my roommates boyfriends go there!

    I also 2nd the advice about going to Wegmans–love it!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 13, 2010, 9:42 am

    Wow, busy day!! Have a good flight!

  • Joanne April 13, 2010, 9:46 am

    Safe travels and have a successful presentation.

  • Jolene ( April 13, 2010, 9:53 am

    Have a great trip, and I hope the presentation goes swimmingly!

  • runnerforever April 13, 2010, 9:56 am

    Glad you like your netbook! Have a safe trip.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 13, 2010, 10:01 am

    Good luck!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 13, 2010, 10:04 am

    Have a fun trip!!

  • Erin April 13, 2010, 10:10 am

    Good luck in your presentation!!!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats April 13, 2010, 10:11 am

    Have a good presentation, You need to come to Texas and spread some Operation Beautiful Love.

  • Abby April 13, 2010, 10:16 am

    Have a safe trip! Too bad you won’t be visiting Pittsburgh! Western PA is so much cooler than Eastern PA!!!

  • Sami April 13, 2010, 10:21 am

    AH! I can’t believe you’re going to be RIGHT in my backyard!!! Harrisburg, that is. When do you go back to FL?! Maybe we could have a meet up somewhere!!!?? Good luck at the prentation!! You’ll be amazing 🙂

    • caitlin April 13, 2010, 2:20 pm

      aw i would love to but im literally in and out!

  • Amy April 13, 2010, 10:33 am

    No one probably knows about Williamsport, but I do! I’m an hour away @ Penn State. Good luck! I wish I could come and hear you speak.

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers April 13, 2010, 10:34 am

    i was born in harrisburg! have fun in PA caitlin! can’t wait to hear more about the event! oh & i had no idea air tran had free in-flight internet. that’s freakin’ awesome.

  • Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers April 13, 2010, 10:34 am

    Hope you have a great trip and the presentation goes smoothly. Good luck!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 13, 2010, 10:36 am

    that’s so awesome that it’s a free open event…if i could i would totally go 🙂 hope your trip is safe and a ton of fun!

  • madeleine April 13, 2010, 10:37 am

    hey caitlin! good luck on your presentation! just wondering if you’ve given up on you’re dairy once a day rule? i noticed you had dairy at every meal yesterday. why’d you decide to stop limiting your intake? keep up the great work. love your blog!

    • caitlin April 13, 2010, 2:22 pm

      ughh ive just been slacking. fallin off the bandwagon! i’m back on it! thanks for reminding me.

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run April 13, 2010, 10:39 am

    safe travels! I hope it all goes well!

  • skinnyrunner April 13, 2010, 10:45 am

    safe travels! i have an hp mini laptop and i love traveling with it. seriously fits in your purse. plus i feel really professional. like i almost have a job. hehe

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 13, 2010, 10:46 am

    ah Williamsport – home of the little league world series . . . I was like why is the name of this city sounding so familiar to me, I’ve never been to Pennsylvania.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 13, 2010, 10:52 am

    Hi Caitlin! Good luck on your presentation and I hope you had a great flight! I’ve just started following your blog and I love it! Just started one of my own and I added yours to my blogroll today. Have a great trip! 🙂

    • caitlin April 13, 2010, 2:12 pm

      thank you! have fun blogging.

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun) April 13, 2010, 11:13 am

    aw man! I wish you were coming to Philadelphia!!! Have fun in PA!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 13, 2010, 11:14 am

    Have fun traveling! I always enjoy it because I know that when I am on a plane or in a car I have no other obligations at that time. Then again, I don’t have a laptop or anything to keep working on! =)

  • JessicaR April 13, 2010, 11:35 am

    I love how you have a nap planned into your schedule. I always do that too! 🙂

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries April 13, 2010, 11:56 am

    Have so much fun! Can’t wait to hear about the presentation. I’d say “good luck”, but you don’t need it 😉

  • Niki (Running in Pink) April 13, 2010, 12:15 pm

    I’m surprised you haven’t given a nickname to the Netbook yet! Something to go along with Bella and Edward Cullen? 🙂

    • caitlin April 13, 2010, 2:22 pm

      I named her Baby. 🙂

  • K April 13, 2010, 12:37 pm

    Happy travelling! I flew into the Harrisburg airport many times a few years back so your mention of it brings back memories! 🙂 The netbook is super cute too.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 13, 2010, 12:44 pm

    I love the picture on your background 🙂

  • Catherine April 13, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Have fun traveling & at the blogger lunch!

  • Nicole, RD April 13, 2010, 12:51 pm

    I love air networks! So convenient! I could handle a trip to Asia with internet! Good luck tonight!

  • Lauren @ Running Examiner April 13, 2010, 12:52 pm

    I just bought a Netbook over the weekend, and I adore it! They’re SO portable and very quick. I have to say, I think I currently like it more than my laptop. (And I’m a Mac girl, so that’s saying a lot 🙂 ).

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething April 13, 2010, 1:31 pm

    oh i love your netbook-how fun! happy early bday to you 🙂

  • Sara G. April 13, 2010, 1:32 pm

    ahhhh I live 30 minutes from williamsport, but I cant make it…boo I have an exam today 🙁

    good luck!!! sure you’ll do great. I have some friends that go to PennTech.

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