Friday, July 23, 2010


Ocean City, MD, 2009

I'll be taking a few days away from the blog for a much-needed vacation.  I have so many posts in mind, but they'll have to wait until next month!

This time around we've rented a condo, so we'll actually be able to store and cook our own food.  While I'm looking forward to going out to all my favorite restaurants, I also love that we'll be able to serve basic home-cooked food and snacks while we're away.  (Good thing calories don't count on vacation!)  Plus, our rental is pet friendly, so Milo and Zelda get to tag along.  We also enjoy full-service vacations (like cruises), but it's also great to have access to a washer and dryer and be able to bring the pets.

I spent the bulk of today preparing for our travels.  Here's the rundown:

Food prepared/cooked for the trip:
Homemade Salsa (had to use up all the tomatoes and jalapenos in the garden prior to our departure)
Beef and Bean Empanadas (Keeley eating beef?!  Recipe coming soon.)
Banana Bread

Wines purchased for the trip:
The Show Malbec, 2009 (about $13)
Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc, 2008 (about $9)
Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 (about $13)

Beach reading:
Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
August issues of O, The Oprah Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens

I still have a bunch of things to do (bathe the dogs, give dogs their meds, pick up my meds from the pharmacy, pack!), but fortunately we're not traveling too far, so I'm not stressed.  The only downside?  It's predicted to be 100 degrees tomorrow with a heat index of like 105.  Good thing I like summer!


  1. Have a great time at the beach!

  2. Know what I just noticed? The last 5 posts of yours have started with a B (Beach, Blueberry, Bruschetta, Bacon, Buttermilk- yum!) and all the posts in July have a word in them that starts with B. very interesting :-)

  3. hey, we just decided that this will be the destination for our family vacation this year. Any suggestions/ tips for a family of 4?

  4. Keeley....tell Monica that's because "B's" rock! ha-ha! Wait, she should know that! :)


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