Tuesday, July 22, 2014

144.8…Return of Tacos

One of the things we missed most while we were in Thailand was Mexican food. Tacos specifically. I knew exactly what to make for dinner last night.

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Turkey tacos with all the fixings. I tried to keep it a bit healthier by using ground turkey instead of beef. They hit the spot. 

Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. 

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I took my daughter to camp, went to the gym and to an appointment. I knew exactly what I wanted for lunch as soon as I got home.

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Leftover tacos. There was another taco after this one. They are too good to eat just one.

What is one thing you've been craving lately?

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Monday, July 21, 2014

145.6…The Amazing Race Through Hong Kong

After almost 30 hours of travel from Phuket, Thailand, I'm finally home. How I'm still awake, I don't know. 

Our flight from Phuket yesterday landed in Hong Kong with an almost 7 hour layover. What do you do with that much time? Race through Hong Kong as fast as you can!

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We hopped on a couple of trains and a taxi and walked a ton….

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….until we finally reached our destination: the top of Victoria Peak.

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Talk about being on top of the world!

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We enjoyed dinner at The Peak at Cafe Decco. My husband and I split a Greek salad.

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It was incredible. I don't know if it was because I hadn't had salad in almost two weeks, or if it was because it wasn't Thai food or if the salad was really that good. Probably a combination of all three. 

For my entree, I ordered the Pappardelle Bolognese. 

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It wasn't as good as the salad but it did the trick.

We finished dinner and raced back to the airport in plenty of time to catch our 13 hour flight to Los Angeles. We finally arrived, got our car and drove the two hours home. We were pretty hungry so we stopped at Jack in the Box before getting home..at 1 AM. Nothing like a couple of monster tacos in the middle of the night!

We finally got to bed around 2:30AM but of course I couldn't sleep. I nodded off for a bit before finally getting up at 6AM to get ready for the day. I didn't have much of an appetite (I blame the monster tacos) so I had a small bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and almond milk.

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I took my daughter to camp, then hit the gym for an hour. It definitely felt good to get a workout in! 

I went the to grocery store to get much-needed food for the house along with a salad from the salad bar for lunch.

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I ran to a PTO meeting, then to pick up my daughter from camp. I was hungry when I got back so I made a turkey sandwich.

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I have to take my son to basketball practice, then make dinner. Bedtime cannot come quick enough...

How do you deal with jet lag? 

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Thai Anniversary

Just like that, our Thailand trip is coming to an end. We are on our way to Hong Kong for a 7 hour layover followed by a 13 hour flight to Los Angeles, then a 2 hour drive to San Diego.

We enjoyed Wednesday's morning's breakfast in our room again. Poached eggs, toast and bacon.

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The rest of the day was spent at the beach. 

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My favorite meal to eat pool/beachside (for whatever reason) is a tuna sandwich and fries. And that's exactly what I ordered for lunch. It wasn't Thai food. It was fabulous. 

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We call this: "not sucking".

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We decided to venture out for dinner (otherwise know as: run from Thai food as fast as you can). We ended up at Catch Beach Club. 

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It was a little swanky joint with a DJ and a buffet. The buffet had sushi. I had gone to heaven.

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Pizza, sushi….does it get any better? It does actually…they had a pasta station there and I ordered penne with pink sauce, parmesan and garlic.

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Amazing. 

Their dessert….eh….not so good. You can't have it all, right?

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Breakfast yesterday morning was eggs, toast and bacon again. Groundhog day.

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Speaking of Groundhog Day, we went to the beach again and a tuna sandwich and fries happened. Again. 

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Yesterday was my 11th wedding anniversary! You know how we celebrated??

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Thai food!! 

Things were looking up for dessert:

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Chocolate cake!                   

With fruit in it.

I can't win. 

Seriously…the accommodations and staff where we stayed were amazing. I won't miss the humidity or Thai food but I'll miss our little Thai family:

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Before we left for the airport this morning, I had cereal and coffee. 

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We got packed up and loaded into the vans for the airport. 

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I said goodbye to our little piece of paradise.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tigers and Thai Food

Thai food. I wouldn't be sad if I never saw it again in my life. It's been over a week and I'm over it. I find every opportunity not to eat it. Breakfast for instance...

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A few mornings ago, I ordered an omelet and a bagel with lox and cream cheese. 

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It got so bad that we ventured out to the local mall and had pizza at The Pizza Company.

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Can't say it was the best pizza I've ever had but it wasn't Thai food!

Neither was the Haagen Daaz ice cream!

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When we got back to the hotel we rested up for dinner. Bring on the Thai food.

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Oh yeah….and the pizza some of our friends brought back from their travels that day. I'm not the only one sick of Thai food. 

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Then these Thai chicken wings arrived. I have to say, I was all over those. All they needed was a little Frank's hot sauce...

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We went out to the Simon Cabaret (aka Lady Boy Show). I giggled a bit when I saw this sign:

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Good thing I left my durians at the hotel. Lol.

The show was pretty stupid and was a complete tourist trap but it was still entertaining nonetheless. 

Breakfast yesterday morning was pancakes, bacon and toast. 

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We went to the beach for a few hours. Beautiful.

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We had lunch at the resort restaurant. Guess what I didn't order…Thai food. I went straight for the cheeseburger and fries.

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Pretty delicious. 

We went back to the pool to swim for a bit. It rains here quite a bit. Joe and Dave got caught in the rain.

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More Thai food for dinner. 

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I think one of the issues I'm having with the Thai food is that everything is starting to taste the same. I'm craving other flavors. 

Look what someone brought me back from a vending machine:

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That's serious desperation, my friends. 

We went last night to see Muay Thai Boxing.

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Afterwards, we hit Patong Beach again and they headed back to the hotel.

Breakfast this morning was a giant plate of bacon.

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:) And poached eggs that arrived later.

We took a trip out to Tiger Land where you can go into tiger enclosures and pet them. Yep. Pet live tigers. 

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What does one do after petting giant tigers? Go Kart racing!

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For lunch we ended up at Casa Mia Italian Restaurant by our hotel. There wasn't Thai food on the menu. 

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My husband and I shared a Caesar salad and bruschetta. 

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I was so over joyed with these fabulous flavors that I couldn't stand it. 

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Pizza Margherita: 

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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce:

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Tartufo:

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Life changing meal. Fabulous Italian food and such a nice break from Thai! I see myself going back to Casa Mia for sure.

We came back to the hotel and I took a nap. Dinner was more Thai food with the group. I still was full from lunch so I basically skipped dinner. I did eat the ice cream off the dessert plate with fried bananas and pineapple.

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The weather here is insanely hot and humid and sucks the life right out of you…I'm off to bed!

Any foods you're currently sick of?

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