Hey everyone! Hope your day is going well 😀 We’re on the road back to Valdosta (car blogging again) and had such a wonderful time in Tucson. I told the familia that they have to come visit us next time 😉 We shall see….
After madre’s delicious feast, my nana brought out her famous Bundt cake. She made a strawberry one and piled it with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream. Even though I was stuffed beyond imagination, I had to have a couple of bite’s off the pilot’s plate because nana’s cakes are amazing.
How could you say no to that??!
Monday morning, the pilot and I woke up extra early and picked up my little bro to go to Sabino Canyon.
I can’t go to Tucson without visiting Sabino.. it’s probably one of my favorite places and the views are exquisite
Little bro and the pilot:
We even saw a family of deer!!!
This is the baby:
We walked 4 beautiful and insanely hot miles. I prefer to run the canyon, but we were so tired (and it was SO HOT!) that we just walked. It was a lovely morning 😀
Last trip to Sabino Cayon: here
After Sabino Canyon, the family went to The Delicious Egg for breakfast while I went to the dentist to get my teeth scraped and prodded. Lucky me 😉 We did some last-minute shopping, packed, said our good-byes to my great grandparents.
For lunch, I made an awesome salad beast at the madre’s with organic romaine, tomato, avocado, grilled peppers and onions, raw Mexican flax crackers, lime juice, garlic and sea salt.
It was pretty much amazing.
We took naps since our flight into JAX was a red-eye –it left at 11:15pm from Phoenix- then got on the road to the airport. On the way there, we went to a Tucson carnivore hot spot: Guero Canelo. Guero Canelo is famous for their hot dogs, which are wrapped in bacon and topped with cheese, beans, guacamole, salsa, whatever you like.
It was the pilot’s first time:
He loved it! We also dared my brother to eat an entire super hot jalapeno pepper with the seeds and he did it. When I asked him how his stomach was later on, he responded “do you ask Mohammed Ali how his hands are after a fight?” Hahaha.
Since there wasn’t anything I wanted for dinner at Guero Canelo (besides the hot salsa I ate straight up and some grilled jalapenos), we stopped at Chipotle for my dinner.
I got my usual vegetarian burrito bowl with lettuce instead of rice and had been wanting to get double guacamole GC style. When I asked the girl for double guacamole, she looked at me like I was insane, and then overzealously plopped a mountain of guacamole onto my burrito bowl.
It was a little much, but of course I managed 😉
It’s been about 14 hours since I devoured that, and I still feel full, acidic and bloated. Gorgeous. It was delicious though.
I’m so glad we got to spend a long weekend at home. I miss my family and friends like crazy while we’re in V-town and have to make periodic trips to see everyone so the homesickness doesn’t get outta hand. Like you guys said, I’m extremely fortunate to have a family that supports my healthy lifestyle. Even though I eat very differently than most of them, they always have food I can eat (the madre and nana stocked up on Ezekiel, almond butter, Larabars, salad, fruits, veggies and Spry gum before I got there!) and no one gives me a hard time when I want to take an aerobics class or go for a run. I’m a lucky girl 😀
We’re a little zombie-like after the red eye flight, but after a nap and a workout I should be back to my normal. I’m hoping to return to my irregular scheduled blogging by tonight 😀
Have a great day, bloggies!