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All my buddies are hanging out so I’m going to make this snappy!


We drove from Charlotte to Winchester, VA to see my BFF Sarah and my other college buddies, Bethany and Sculley, for New Year’s Eve!  So excited to be here.


On the way down, I had a Resee’s Blizzard, which is quite possibly my favorite car snack ever.

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Upon arrival, we went to the walking mall to go to a traditional British pub called Union Jacks for dinner.



Sarah and I lived on spinach and artichoke dip in college, so we ordered some for appetizer!


And our drinks were Dirty Hoes, which is Raspberry Framboise and a Hoegaarden.


My entree was the Ploughman’s Lunch, which is French bread, cheese, apples, apples, and other goodies, like a boiled egg.


So glad to be here!



Off to watch football with the gang!



  • Melanie @ December 30, 2010, 10:52 pm

    Now I’m really craving a blizzard for some strange reason?!?!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 30, 2010, 10:59 pm

    I haven’t had a blizzard in a long time! 🙂 Now I want one! Haha…maybe after my 8 mile run tomorrow. 😉

    Have a great NYE!!! Here’s to a great 2011! 🙂

  • Kath December 30, 2010, 11:02 pm

    Winchester! You are so close!! Consider stopping in for lunch on your way home 🙂

  • Amanda (Eating Up) December 30, 2010, 11:04 pm

    What a fun NYE plan! And I love a plate of bread and cheese (and fruit)!

  • Kristina @ life as kristina December 30, 2010, 11:08 pm

    This post brings me back to undergrad-oh how I miss those days!!!! Hope you have a great New Years!!!!

  • the veg meg December 30, 2010, 11:14 pm

    Spinach artichoke dip makes me so happy, even if it is ridiculously full of everything bad. Soo gooooood!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 30, 2010, 11:15 pm

    What an exciting way to spend NYE 🙂 Are you guys renting a place or is that one of your friends houses? Either way it looks gorgeous!

    • Caitlin December 31, 2010, 12:42 am

      Its my BFF’s and it is gorge!

  • G December 30, 2010, 11:15 pm

    “Ploughman’s Lunch” sounds like all of my favourite things in one dish!!! Amazing!! I really need to hit up a Brish Pub and see if I can get this… 😀

  • Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy December 30, 2010, 11:19 pm

    Major food envy! The blizzard and the spinach and artichoke dip especially!!!

  • Camille December 30, 2010, 11:20 pm

    Oooh, I looove Blizzards! Looks like a fun time!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) December 30, 2010, 11:20 pm

    omg the spinach and artichoke dip looks awesome, i love it!

    blizzards bring back memories of jr high and h.s. summers…i use to eat a heath bar blizzard like 3 times a week and loved every lactose intolerant second. They taste ssooooo good going down! 🙂

  • Kayla December 30, 2010, 11:21 pm

    I heart Hoeegarden and Framboise. But together? Never tried it. I’ll have to!

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious) December 30, 2010, 11:27 pm

    I’ve never had a reese’s blizzard – oreo was always my favorite! (:

  • Dorry December 30, 2010, 11:30 pm

    There’s a place we go in Dallas that has virtually the same menu – it’s a favorite! Have fun!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef December 30, 2010, 11:35 pm

    blizzards & spinach/artichoke dip take me back to college! although we always called it spin dip. 🙂 yum! enjoy time with your friends!!

  • Jennifer (Happiness Here) December 30, 2010, 11:35 pm

    For New Year’s, I’ve considered cutting out dairy because of all of the supposed side effects, but seeing pics of blizzards and yummy cheeses really makes me want to reconsider. =)

  • Mary December 30, 2010, 11:39 pm

    That spinach and artichoke gave me flashbacks to my first job after college. Another girl and I always ended up working really late and our “go to” dinner was the spinach and artichoke dip and a martini from our favorite bar by the office. Fortunately those days are over, but now I want artichoke dip!

  • Cindi December 30, 2010, 11:59 pm

    I’m beyond jealous – I’m super homesick & would do about anything to bring in the New Year w my college bff’s! Have an amazing time! Happy 2011!!!

  • Melanie @ December 31, 2010, 12:01 am

    Forgot to mention – I bought your book today!!!! Can’t wait to read it!

    • Caitlin December 31, 2010, 12:43 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Samantha @ Mama Notes December 31, 2010, 12:43 am

    oh my. That spinach artichoke dip looks DELIIIIIISH!!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write December 31, 2010, 12:54 am

    Sounds like so much fun! Have a fantastic NYE!

  • Sana December 31, 2010, 1:26 am

    Have a blasty with your friends!

  • Anna S @ History Running Girl December 31, 2010, 1:33 am

    I haven’t had a blizzard in ages. I should change that. Maybe my first New Year’s Resolution!

  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side December 31, 2010, 1:49 am

    Ahhhh a blizzard- I might kill for one right now. Dirty Ho… sounds awesome! Glad you’re with friends- have mucho funno 🙂

  • Carin December 31, 2010, 2:06 am

    Where’s the pickled onion on your Ploughperson’s Lunch (renamed to be politically correct!). Speaking of which, did either yopu or the hubby have a picked EGG in a real British pub? I never have and I’m a Brit!

    Oh the fun you could have ording those drinks…. “I fancy a dirty hoe”/ “Feel like a dirty hoe?”/ “Do you know, I reckon I could manage another dirty hoe now”/ or even…. “Blimey, that dirty hoe went down really well!” 😉

    • Carin December 31, 2010, 3:31 am

      No offence meant to anyone – hey guys, I’m British ith a warped sense of humour… and I have to stay in on NYE as we don’t have a babysitter boo hoo!

      Happy New Year everyone!

  • Runeatrepeat December 31, 2010, 2:19 am

    Saw a guy wearing Vibrams today just casually walking around. I want a pair so bad!

  • carlee December 31, 2010, 4:57 am

    I seriously want every single food that went in your mouth girl! haha
    I LOVEEE blizzards. Best thing ever.
    and I love spinach and artichoke dip! Just hand me the bowl and the spoon!!
    Okay, maybe some chips too! But seriously that stuff is the jam!

  • Whitney December 31, 2010, 6:17 am

    Oh a ploughman’s lunch! I love them!

  • Lauren December 31, 2010, 6:36 am

    Way to start the trip off right! Blizzards are something wonderful. 🙂

  • Julia @ Brides Up North December 31, 2010, 6:42 am

    Have an excellent NYE! xx

    Ps. those Vibrams look so funny!

  • Hanna December 31, 2010, 7:03 am

    I live in Winchester and it’s so neat seeing you visits places here on the blog!! Have a great holiday!!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 31, 2010, 7:23 am

    THe Ploughman’s Lunch looks like a great breakfast too! It would seem rather French if a croissant were in place of the bread.

    Happiest New Year to you!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 31, 2010, 7:38 am

    Have fun Caitlin! I am glad you are taking a little time to vacation!

  • Amalfi Girl December 31, 2010, 7:50 am

    Happy New Year! Reeces blizzards are my absolute favorite ice cream (and anything with Reeces at Friendly’s, obv.)

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 31, 2010, 8:01 am

    I dont even remember the last time I had a blizzard – darn lactose intolerance!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers December 31, 2010, 8:11 am

    Happy New Years!!! The post-race meal for my last half was at a Union Jacks!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 31, 2010, 8:21 am

    Mmmm… that Dirty Hoe sounds really cool!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 31, 2010, 9:08 am

    Mmm…I love Reeses Blizzards. So yummy. 😀

    Have a Happy New Years! 😀

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous December 31, 2010, 9:10 am

    I’m in VA visiting old friends too! And watching LOTS of football. That Blizzard is making me crave one…I haven’t had one in years!

  • rebecca lustig December 31, 2010, 9:26 am

    looks like youre having a great trip! love the shot of everyone from above

    wishing you a happy healthy and safe new years eve!

  • Anne December 31, 2010, 12:37 pm

    Winchester is my home town!! Love your pictures of the old town mall. My friend Keegan is the waiter in the background of one of your pictures! Hope you enjoy your time there, it’s a great little town 🙂

  • Amber K December 31, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Reese’s is THE best, ever. Period. 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 31, 2010, 2:03 pm

    I’ve actually never had a blizzard…I’d always opt for a Sonic Blast. I’m definitely wanting one now, though 😛

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 31, 2010, 5:09 pm

    I’ve never had a Blizzard because of my allergies. 🙁 But I do love a good ol’ McFlurry!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed January 1, 2011, 12:47 am

    Happy NYE! Love a good time with friends. Your Ploughman’s Lunch looks delicious.
    Heidi xo

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