Home, sweet home!
Funny how excited I get whenever I return to Florida. I grew up in Miami, moved to Pittsburgh when I was 18, moved back to Orlando when I was 23, and left for Charlotte when I was 26. Whenever I see the flat, swampy plains and tall, thin palm trees, I can’t help but feel like I’m back home.
Reindeer drove half of the way; I did the last bit.
This post is mostly about car food. I am a firm believer in packing food for long car trips since food on the highway is typically unhealthy and meat-based. Not the best mix for two vegetarians!
We ate lots of fruit:
As well as peanut butter sandwiches:
And pistachios from the gas station:
The drive wasn’t bad at all! But I was relieved to arrive in Palm Coast. My sister- and brother-in-law are already here for the party.
I was greeted by a huge glass of vino (this was photographed after I drank half)! Love my family.
And my mother-in-law plopped this awesome dinner in front of my face! Lasagna, boiled cabbage and carrots, and sweet potato.
I foresee more wine in my future.
Fun side note: All the photos in this post where taken by my new point and shoot camera, the Canon S90! I asked for this camera for Christmas purely because Tina has it. :) I love having an SLR, but man – you can’t beat the convenience of a point and shoot camera!
What gifts are you hoping to get for the holidays? Here’s my list of Caitlin HTP’s Favorite Things 2010! Some good stuff on there.
Oh – hanging out with young relatives on Christmas Eve? Do a submission for the Operation Beautiful book!