Flight delay.  What else is new?


Hey hey – at least the Charlotte airport keeps it classy with plastic cups for champagne!


We’re headed to Puerto Rico for Nicole and Isaac’s destination wedding.  Super excited – now if ONLY we could actually get there.


My day started off bright and early… I’ve mentioned recently that I am having a lot of trouble sleeping, but last night, I gave myself a big ‘pep talk’ before bed (“You will sleep soundly; you will not have weird dreams; you will dream of puppies and rainbows and kittens!”) and guess what?  I was fine!


Our fridge is completely empty now.  I ate the last bit of cereal and raspberries.


Can I comment on how weird it is to get ready in a house with no dogs? I pick up the keys and wait for someone to start barking.  I open the door and no one tries to run under my feet.  I walk into the kitchen and no one follows me.  So quiet and odd.


Since my walking buddy (James) was away, the Hus joined me for a quick stroll:


And then we threw clothes in suitcases like crazy people.


Airport lunch:



Bars, kale chips, and fruit.  It worked.


Those kale chips were intriguing.  Very spicy! 


Okay – duty calls.  Back to trying to sort out our flight.


San Juan – we’ll see you EVENTUALLY!



  • ashley October 7, 2011, 12:45 pm

    Ahh Puerto Rico – if you can, you should try to get to flamenco beach on Culebra Island. Getting there can be challenging, but it is one of THE most beautiful beaches.

    good luck with your flight!

    • CaitlinHTP October 8, 2011, 6:30 pm

      Oh I wish we had more time. I love a good beach!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 7, 2011, 12:49 pm

    That sounds like crazy fun! I hope you have a good time.

    Yeah for time off and friends weddings!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 7, 2011, 12:51 pm

    Whenever I take my dog to the groomer and the house is empty for about 3 hours or so I notice a big difference.

    … I can only imagine what empty-nesters must feel like when all the kids finally move out.

  • Deva @ Deva by Definition October 7, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I hope you get everything sorted out and make it on time!

  • katie @ KatieDid October 7, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Safe travels!!! And have a blast!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 7, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend and wedding ahead! I’ve never actually purchased kale chips – only made them myself – so I am also intrigued by the spicy ones you’ve found! I’ll have to look for some. Safe travels Caitlin!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 7, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Whoa, safe and fun travels!! Best of luck sorting it all out 🙂

    Have FUN!

  • Stephanie October 7, 2011, 1:32 pm

    I love travelling. I love seeing new places. I love trains and boats and even buses. But planes? And airports? I can’t stand them! The sad fact is, though, that if I don’t want to get on a plane, then I won’t get to see the world. So I fly. And I try not to vomit.

    Hope you have a great trip!

  • Rachel http://foodfashionfaith.blogspot.com/ October 7, 2011, 1:36 pm

    I cannot stand it when my dog is away. For our last vacation, we had to take Jasmine to my parents house the night before (since we were leaving so early the next morning). It was weird not taking her outside and giving her food and water and not giving her kisses and tell her to have a good day. (Yes, I am a weird dog lady) I could not imagine life with the baby.

  • Samantha @ Samantha in Training October 7, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Wish you happy and safe travels : ) *Did you change your layout? I’ve been MIA for a couple days with a cold so not sure if it’s been like this for a while.

  • Mindy October 7, 2011, 1:58 pm

    Girl, you have the worst luck with flights!!

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 7, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Have fun in the airport. 🙂 Champagne helps! Hope you get to head out soon!!

  • Stacey October 7, 2011, 2:07 pm

    Oooohhhh, nice 😀 A destination wedding? Yes, please! I’m so NOT jealous. Totally NOT. 😉 Hope your flight works out!
    PS. I had “cheesy” kale chips from the Healthy Home Market the other day (in Charlotte!) for the first time, and those things were THE BOMB. So addicting…

  • Danielle October 7, 2011, 2:41 pm

    I’m wearing my England shirt today too! Hoping for a win! 🙂
    Spending the last four years at uni away from home and our dogs was tough! I missed taking them for walks and just the constant source of entertainment they provide. I’m glad to have them back in my life again now that I’ve graduated.
    Safe travels!

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas October 7, 2011, 2:49 pm

    Have a good trip–hope you get there safely! 🙂

    It is odd not having a dog around..all you want to do is cuddle/pet/talk in a baby voice to something and no one is there!

  • Sweet and Savvy October 7, 2011, 3:04 pm

    Hope your flight gets sorted out!! San Jaun is beautiful! I enjoyed my stay there last summer a lot. Order juice at any small, family run restaurant you see. It is all fresh squeezed and amazing:)

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 7, 2011, 3:37 pm

    congrats to nicole!! hope you guys have a wonderful weekend away 🙂

  • Kate October 7, 2011, 4:52 pm

    Have a great trip!!!!!! Safe travels 🙂

  • Khushboo October 7, 2011, 5:04 pm

    Destination weddings are the best! Have a great time!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 7, 2011, 5:31 pm

    That’s so exciting have a great trip! I felt the same when after I dog-sat for my brother all weekend. I was sitting in my chair at my table the next night and I kept expecting his puppy to jump up and put her front paws on my lap!

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) October 7, 2011, 5:31 pm

    Aw so fun! Have a great trip.. destination weddings are such a fun idea!

  • Hillary October 7, 2011, 5:39 pm

    I do the same pep talk thing when I haven’t been sleeping well; I’ve heard that you usually dream about the last thing you think of before drifting off, so I try to make that “thing” a happy one!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul October 7, 2011, 8:30 pm

    Puerto Rico?! whoaaa that’s awesome~have tons of fun Caitlin!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 7, 2011, 9:00 pm

    What an awesome weekend getaway! Have fun!

    It always shocks me how crazy expensive packaged kale chips are – especially when you can make them at 1/10 of the price. That chili lime flavour sounds good though!

  • BroccoliHut October 7, 2011, 9:25 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about how weird it is not to have dogs around! My dog Margot was at the vet all day today getting spayed, and it was so strange to grab my keys and not have her bolt to the door!

  • April @ Grits and Granola Bars October 7, 2011, 9:36 pm

    Hope you have a great flight!

  • Alicia October 7, 2011, 9:59 pm

    San Juan is one of my favorite places in the entire world. Old San Juan has the most beautiful buildings and some GREAT veg food.

  • Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) October 7, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Have fun! Weddings are fun but destination weddings are even better. 🙂

  • Corrie Anne October 7, 2011, 11:26 pm

    Have an amazing trip!!!!!!!!!! Super. Cute! PIC!!!

  • Alett October 8, 2011, 8:26 am

    Safe travels! I know I don’t need to say have a great trip but…HAVE A GREAT TRIP! Congratulations to the newlyweds too!

    p.s. I bought Panda Puffs for the first time – I shall have some in your honor this morning with banana for breakfast 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP October 8, 2011, 6:33 pm

      Were they AWESOME????

  • Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate October 8, 2011, 10:05 am

    Did you purchase your airport lunch goodies there or did you pack them in your carry on? When I travel, I like to pack similar foods just in case I’m short on time in between flights. Although I always seem to have a Kellogg’s FiberPlus(R) bar or baggie of the cereal in my purse these days for “just in case” moments. 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP October 8, 2011, 6:34 pm

      We purchased them there and they were ABSOLUTELY INSANELY PRICED!

  • Amber K October 8, 2011, 12:24 pm

    How fun! Have a blast 🙂

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness October 8, 2011, 3:32 pm

    Kind bars are so delicious! I love the nut delight one the best – gorgeous! And snack meals rock when you are travelling, because eating little and often is something to look forward to on the plane and in the airport, lol! 😛 Safe travels! <3 xyx

  • Sophie @ threetimesf October 11, 2011, 4:53 pm

    I hate being at home without my dog! It’s so creepy! (I even work in a boarding school, and even going in to an empty classroom block at nightisn’t as wierd as not having a pup at my feet!)

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