Summit Love

in Summit 2011

Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love!


I had a little bit of trouble falling asleep last night – it kind of felt like Christmas Eve.  Too excited and nervous to sleep.  I caught an early flight with several other Charlotte bloggers.


(Allison, Brittney, and Erin – Kelly was there, too!)


I opted to just find breakfast at the airport (okay, I ran out of time at the house).  And I was pleasantly surprised to find a really tasty (new?) option at Jamba Juice.  Organic oatmeal made with soymilk.  Sign me up!


Just as tasty as expected! 


Unfortunately, I wasn’t sitting near any of my friends, but that gave me time to work on the plane. 


Once in Philadelphia, the fun began!  The Summit is a really cool experience – over 200 bloggers and a readers converge on one city (we’ve done Boston and Chicago in the past) for an entire weekend.  It’s cool to see so many familiar faces in 3D!  After all, I’m used to looking at them on their blogs or Twitter!


After the initial hellos, a large group of bloggers decided to head out for lunch. Since Govinda’s Vegetarian was so close, we just decided to hoof it.


I got a bean, rice, salsa, and cheese wrap.  It was tasty!  I was jealous of the faux-Philly cheese steaks.  Should’ve gotten one of those.



And then we got some fro-yo because it was ridiculous warm out.


Well, I am going to rest on feet and close my eyes for a second, and then I’ve got to help with registration and then cocktail party. 


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!



  • Sweet and Savvy August 19, 2011, 3:45 pm

    I don’t know about the faux cheese steak, but I’m jealous of your wrap! I love cities with healthy options for everyone!

    Glad to see you’re having a great time.. Hope you continue having an awesome weekend at the summit!

  • Shayla @ The Good Life August 19, 2011, 3:47 pm

    Is that Courtney? Such a cute pic of her!

    What a blast you’re having and I can’t wait to read more about it! Have fun! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:04 pm

      Haha yeah, she is so fun!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 19, 2011, 3:48 pm

    The fro-yo looks perfect, as does all the time with new and old friends at the HLS.

    Have a wonderful weekend and I can’t wait to tune in and read all the recaps!!! 🙂

  • Shaya August 19, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Jamba Juice oatmeal is my FAVORITE fast-food breakfast, and possibly the best oatmeal I’ve had outside of my kitchen. I usually just top with banana and get the crumble on the side.

    It’s how I start almost all early-morning road trips!

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats August 19, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you in a few hours Caitlin!! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:21 pm

      It was really nice to meet you!

  • Sarah @ w30 August 19, 2011, 4:09 pm

    Ahhhh, jealous! Look forward to reading the recaps, too. Have fun!! 🙂

  • Selena August 19, 2011, 4:10 pm

    So close…I’m sitting in my office just about 45 min away but we’re headed to the beach this weekend so I won’t be able to meet the faces behind the blogs I read every day…boo. I should have skipped out of work today and stalked you guys…

  • Penny August 19, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Yep. I’m jealous. 🙂

  • The Healthy Engineer August 19, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Hahahaha “see faces in 3D”…so true though!! You’re so used to seeing only pictures, it’s kind of weird to see people as a whole. Kind of like seeing a celebrity in real life.

    Ahhhh faux philly cheese steak sounds amazing, but so does your wrap!

  • Corrie Anne August 19, 2011, 4:32 pm

    Lol! I like that you compared it to Christmas morning! I would totally feel that way too! Looks like a super good time. And that fro-yo is so pretty! 🙂

  • Hillary August 19, 2011, 4:55 pm

    Good food, good people—it looks like the summit is going to be an all-around good time! Enjoy!

  • Army Amy* August 19, 2011, 4:58 pm

    Philly looks so cool! I hope you have a great time there!*

  • Alleigh August 19, 2011, 5:06 pm

    Nice to meet you in the veryyy confusing Marriot halls, hope you found your way 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:21 pm

      It was nice to meet you too!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 19, 2011, 5:16 pm

    Ahh the fun has already began! Woohoo!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 19, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I love reading everyone’s recaps about Philly and HLS! It eases the pain a bit for those of us wishing we were there 🙂

  • Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life August 19, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Ahhhh, you posted my goofy street walking pic! I love it 🙂

  • CJ @ August 19, 2011, 5:43 pm

    So happy you got here ok! Looking forward to meeting you!!! I definitely know the Christmas eve feeling… I absolutely couldn’t wait for today!

  • lisa @ early morning run August 19, 2011, 5:47 pm

    Sounds like it’s off to a great start! Not sure why I didn’t sign up for this since it’s only a few hours away. Oh well, can’t wait to read all the recaps!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 19, 2011, 5:51 pm

    Looks like you are off to a tasty start to the weekend! Have fun and good luck with the summit!

  • Moni'sMeals August 19, 2011, 5:53 pm

    Way to start off the weekend right! have a blast! Keep us updated, please. 🙂

  • Aria August 19, 2011, 6:04 pm

    Omg you guys were so close to my work!! I wish I would have thought to meet up with you all on my lunch break! Have fun in Philly – it’s a great city 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:22 pm

      Aww me too! Philly was fun!

  • Shari August 19, 2011, 6:28 pm

    So glad you’re having a great time!

    I hope the weather is better for you all in the city than it is here in the suburbs right now – POURING rain from a crazy thunderstorm.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend here! 🙂

  • Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 19, 2011, 6:53 pm

    Faux cheesesteak sounds oddly intriguing!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 19, 2011, 7:07 pm

    Oh wow, your wrap looks SO delicious!

    Have fun tonight 🙂

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 19, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Your pictures made me hungry! Glad you’re having a great time!

  • Lyn August 19, 2011, 8:09 pm

    Glad you’re enjoying Philly! Sorry bout the rain…booo 🙁

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:22 pm

      The weather was pretty nice! It held up so well this weekend.

  • stephs August 19, 2011, 8:21 pm

    Love govindas!!! I just went there tonight.I usually get the sloppy joe 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying Philly

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 19, 2011, 8:51 pm

    that wrap looks so delicious!

  • Amy @ ahealthyandhappyheart August 19, 2011, 8:56 pm

    YAY! I love philly! Glad you are having a great time so far!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 19, 2011, 9:12 pm

    Your weekend sounds like it’s off to a great start! Can’t wait to read more!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 19, 2011, 9:47 pm

    What a great way to start off the weekend! Love hearing the updates.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 19, 2011, 10:20 pm

    Hope you’re having a blast!

  • Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 19, 2011, 11:12 pm

    It looks like you are having enough fun for all of us! ENJOY! 🙂 Have TONS of fun!

  • Brittany August 20, 2011, 12:09 am

    So fun! Wish i were there! Next year– i’ll be there 🙂

  • Khushboo August 20, 2011, 2:19 am

    Ok all recaps on everyones blogs are making me green with envy!!

  • Kathie August 20, 2011, 10:10 am

    I am so jealous!!I really wanted to come to the Summit and meet you and a few other bloggers. I live 10 mins from Philly and would have LOVED to come but tickets were sold out. That, and well, im 29 weeks preggo. Dont think many of us healthy living bloggers that are attending would be preggo. hahaha!!!! But really, it saddens me. you were on the top of my list to meet :o)

    I hear ya on the giving up java, or at least cutting back. When The Hubster put’s it that way, well, I can understand now. I will have to try cutting back also. Green tea preferred as well. I have to admit tho. I am a bit intimidated with loose leaf teas. I dont know anything about how to go about it. perhaps you can do a intro/lesson post for us want-to-go-loose-leaf-tea gals but are afraid bc we dont know how to start and end up with water filled with leaves. hahaha

    enjoy the city of brotherly love!!! I’ll be waving to you from a distance. haha

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:23 pm

      Aw I would’ve loved to meet you! Congrats on your pregnancy 🙂

      I will definitely do a green tea post soon! Thanks for the suggesiton.

  • Jessica August 20, 2011, 12:58 pm

    YOU have to try WAWA coffe while your in Philly…its AMAZING

    • CaitlinHTP August 21, 2011, 9:23 pm

      sheetz all the way 🙂

  • Amber K August 20, 2011, 1:22 pm

    I love hearing about the HLS! I hope I can go sometime. Have a great time 🙂

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