Take me to the dessert

I mean desert ๐Ÿ˜€

Weโ€™re at the airport right now on our way to beautiful AZ!!!


Sorry Iโ€™ve been a posting slacker today- itโ€™s been quite a frenzy over here!

I started the morning early with a 4 mile run and weights with Jeni, followed by a juice, a packing extravaganza, getting the oil changed in my car, and finally making the drive to the Jax airport with the pilot.


On the way, we got Subwizzle.

I had a veggie on honey oat with every veggie except for pickles (nutritionally-devoid iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, onion, extra jalapenos and banana peppers) and mustard.


The pilot had two 6 inch subs: a meatball and an oven roasted chicken


We made it to J-ville in perfect time and on our first flight to Chicago I got a little airsick since it was super bumpy. I was feeling a little green, so I grabbed my neck noodle and slept like a baby.

Guess who we got to meet in Chicago?!?



She came to the airport and had a lovely picnic with us ๐Ÿ˜€

She even brought me BAIGAN BHARTHA since I missed out on having it this week!


Holy foodgasm, it was amazing.

The menu:


That girl knows the way to my heart, for sure ๐Ÿ˜€

And an Italian beef sandwich with sweet peppers for the pilot.


I had such a blasty talking to Mara (who is just as wonderful and sweet as she seems on the blog) and the food was to-die-for. I loved gabbing with her about life, fashion, her upcoming wedding and the blog world. Thanks again for meeting up and feeding us, Mara!

She also gave us a glorious house salad that the pilot munched and a pack of veggies that came with one of the meals.

I squirted lemon juice on the veggies and devoured them.. especially the large spicy green peppers


You know I love my spicy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our flight was delayed (shocker, eh??) so weโ€™re still chilling at the airport. Not a bar in sight, or I would have some vino in hand ๐Ÿ˜€ Weโ€™re hoping to make it into Phoenix tonight โ€“it will be a late one- and the madre, nana and little bro are picking us up from the airport and driving us to Tucson.

Any Tucson bloggies, please let me know if youโ€™d like to meet up this weekend (if you havenโ€™t already)! Iโ€™m thinking of planning something Sunday afternoon ๐Ÿ˜€

See ya tomorrow from my homeland ๐Ÿ˜‰



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  1. Paige@ Running Around Normal on August 6, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Hope you have a great time! That was so nice of Mara to bring you Indian food ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks amazing!

  2. Kristi (sweet cheeks) on August 6, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Have fun Gina!! How nice of her to bring indian food!! Looks awesome!

  3. Marissa {sparkles and fate} on August 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Yay for Arizona ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven't been to Tucson since January!

  4. heartswholefoods on August 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Awww Mara is sooo sweet! Hope you have a blast in Arizona!

  5. Tigerlilly on August 6, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Awwwww.. I'm gonna miss you in Tucson by two weeks. The girls and I are headed down on the 28th… otherwise I would race you up Sabino Canyon!!!

    Have a great trip…

  6. Janessa on August 7, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Cute picture of you two. What a cute couple!

  7. Lainie on August 7, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I had subway today too! YOu and your husband make a beautiful couple!

  8. Amanda (Panda) on August 7, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Fun photos! You and the pilot are too cute! Have a blast in Tucson!

  9. Chrsitina @ mindful living on August 7, 2009 at 12:21 am

    have safe travels!! you and the pilot are so so cute!!

  10. buffmuffy on August 7, 2009 at 12:39 am

    ahaha i have that shirt ๐Ÿ™‚
    eats look great!

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 7, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Hang in there with your ridiculously long travel day. We used to live in Myrtle Beach, SC. No direct flights anywhere, had to drive to Raleigh if we wanted half a chance of something decent, adding hours to the already long day. Then a layover and more waiting to board flight #2, hoping it's not delayed, but it always is. Been there girl..it sucks. Here's to seeing your family…soon!

  12. Emily Eats on August 7, 2009 at 3:37 am

    That was so nice of Mara! It looks good, too…
    Have a great time in Tucson – it's one of my favorite places. Especially for food! Happy eating ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Miz on August 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

    how great is mara huh?
    I loved meeting her in person…

  14. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 7, 2009 at 6:48 am

    I had SO much fun meeting you and the Pilot! I'm glad you enjoyed your short stay here…and you HAVE to come back so I can take you around! Hope you finally made it out to AZ!

  15. Erica on August 7, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Glad you're on your way! Hope you made it there safely. Love your veggies in the airport ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Lauren on August 7, 2009 at 7:12 am

    What a great road trip and how cool that you met up with Mara. It's so perfect of her to bring you Indian food….haha shes knows you all too well! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a blast sweet girl!

  17. Jessica on August 7, 2009 at 8:28 am

    The indian food looks great! That's so awesome to have someone to bring you food at the airport during your layover!

  18. ttfn300 on August 7, 2009 at 8:33 am

    have a great trip at home!!

  19. seesaraheat on August 7, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Oy, I get nauseous just thinking about a bumpy flight. Hope the next one is better!

    Yay, Indian food! What a sweetheart. Man, your husband can eat, hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have fun in AZ!

  20. Pam (Highway to Health) on August 7, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I hope the rest of your trip was less bumpy! I hate flight delays…

  21. Emily on August 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Yum – so glad you got your Indian, that was so sweet of Mara.

    Enjoy your trip!!

  22. VeggieGirl on August 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

    So fun that you got to meet Mara AND get some Indian food ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hang in there with the flights, my dear!!

  23. roseyrebecca on August 7, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Such cute pics!! Have a good trip!

  24. Laura W on August 7, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Love the airport dinner… so sweet of Mara! I hope that you guys have a fun weekend full of trips to Whole Foods & fiestas con tu madre! (Uh oops my Spanish is a bit rusty…)

  25. brandi on August 7, 2009 at 9:27 am

    i hope the rest of your trip goes well! that's so fun that you got to have a picnic with Mara AND get your Indian food in ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Menden @ Skinny Menny on August 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Have a fantastic time in Tucson!! You and the pilot are too cute!

  27. K from ksgoodeats on August 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

    You got your Indian!!! YAY!

    Hope the rest of your travels were smooth sailing (on your pimpship ๐Ÿ˜‰ )!

  28. Devon on August 7, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Enjoy your trip!

  29. Danielle C. on August 7, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Wow Mara is awesome! I'd love a little Indian delivery to the airport on a layover…

  30. foodnfit on August 7, 2009 at 10:59 am

    That was so sweet of her to fedd you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have an amazing time in AZ–stay cool!

  31. fittingbackin on August 7, 2009 at 11:15 am

    aww i'm so glad you guys got to meet up!! Hope you're having fun in AZ!!!

  32. Deirdre on August 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I REALLY wish Subway would get rid of iceberg lettuce!

  33. Jennifer @ His N' Her Health on August 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    The Subways here (at least the ones I have been to) totally have spinach that you can get instead of iceberg. One reason Tucson is better than everywhere else haha.

  34. eatingbender on August 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Aw I really wish I could have met up with you! It looks like you had a great time with Mara and the Pilot and had some fab Indian food :o) Have an AMAZING time in Tucson – I wish we were going at the same time! Hopefully I can meet you on the return route!

  35. Christina on August 7, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Have a great time!! that food looks delicious!

  36. Melissa on August 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    That Indian Food looks amazing! It's my current favorite cuisine. Enjoy and have fun!

  37. Sana on August 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    hi! just wanted to wish you a great vacay!!

  38. cmath on August 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    gaylord is the best indian ever! what a nice treat!! have a blast on your trip and enjoy some family time- MY FAVORITE!

  39. Erin of Care to Eat on August 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Aahhhh so fun! Mara is one of the sweetest people in the universe ๐Ÿ™‚ How fun that you guys got to meet.

  40. Gena (Choosing Raw) on August 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    So cool that you met Mara!!! Happy weekend, sweetie. xo

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