I’m a bit of a conundrum: while I love to travel, seeing new places and experiencing new things, I am also a major homebody. I’m also 100% an extroverted introvert (it’s a thing 🤷🏻♀️). There are many weekends where I look forward to spending time at home, but I’m so glad I said yes to a long weekend in Rhode Island with two of my favorite girls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yesterday we soaked up some rays ☀️ at the beach and ended the night at a cute bar. Today was blueberry picking, ice cream eating, sunflower gazing, and wine drinking. Two perfect days filled with many memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am also crazy grateful for a workout program with two rest days on the weekend, allowing me to travel without feeling like I am falling behind on workouts. We are also allowed a treat day, and that is exactly what I did today, no regrets. Heading home tomorrow and back on track with my nutrition. Balance is 🔑...it would be extremely difficult to make this a sustainable lifestyle without balance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What have you all been up to this weekend? ⬇️
Tonight I opened a 2000 @chateaudutertre that was gifted to me by @drinkbordeaux. While it still had a few years left in the tank, I think it was a perfect time to drink this. You could definitely tell that this wine was 18 years old, however, it still had hints of red fruits and leather. Cheers!
I was 22. Matt and I had met 6 months prior when we decided to spend the summer in Washington. When our original plans went awry, we found ourselves living on a sailboat docked on the San Juan island.
Life was simple, just what I was looking for.
Days were filled with red wine, foraging mushrooms, working on the sailboat, and exploring the islands.
A small cabin was made available, but we preferred the boat.
There were days I would wake up, go up to the deck, and the surface of the water would be covered with jellyfish. Other days, seals or otters would be sitting on the dock.
We caught and cooked our own shrimp and crab.
There wasn’t a single stop light and hitchhiking is encouraged.
I worked as a pharmacy tech for a short period and there was a man that would leave everyone a Werthers (toffee candy), even Matt when they backed into each other at the market.
Fresh fish and produce was plentiful.
I lost 4 discs in the berry patch at the disc golf course (in case you’re ever there).
We played cards so often, we made up our own games.
Instagram didn’t exist, there was barely internet and we watched Anthony Bourdain No Reservations on a tiny dvd tv combo.
It’s here I fell in love with cooking. With nothing more than a campfire or Coleman camp stove and a cast iron.
It’s a truly special place. @tinyatlasquarterly has me feeling all nostalgic💗