Guess where I am?
When I found out about the wonderful opportunity to head to Baltimore for FitBloggin’ thanks to GNC, I immediately thought about how close I would be to both of my grandmothers who live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I really wanted to see them but wasn’t sure whether or not it would work out since I was still a solid 90 minutes from their houses and neither of them are comfortable driving long distances.
Then my grandma who I call Mimi (the one you guys loved in our wedding video) had surgery last week and my mom flew in town to be with her. Since my mom was able to make the drive into Baltimore, she picked me up on Saturday night after FitBloggin’ and we drove back to Mimi’s house together to spend the next few days with my grandma and my Aunt Laurie who drove in town from North Carolina.
The four of us have not stopped chatting away since the moment I arrived. It was so nice to sit around the table and sip hot coffee out of my grandma’s mug and talk for hours on Sunday morning.
I love family time!
My Aunt Laurie made scones for breakfast using the most delicious orange scone mix from Harry and David.
I topped my two scones with a bit of butter and jelly.
And then I took care of those nasty chipped nails you see in the above picture!
As we sat at the table talking away, my Aunt Laurie and I painted our nails and then repainted the ones we smudged because neither of us can sit still for long enough to let our nails dry properly the first time.
Lunch was leftovers from dinner that my mom made.
Linguini with shrimp and feta cheese warmed my belly.
Gettysburg Battlefield Walk
After lunch, my grandma took a little nap while my mom, aunt and I drove out to the battlefield to walk around.
We spent a couple of hours walking around and picking wildflowers to bring home to my grandma.
The weather was in the 60s and the cool, crisp air told us fall has officially arrived in Pennsylvania.
Leaves are beginning to fall off the trees and light sweatshirts were necessary. I bet it will be another two months before we get this kind of chill in Florida!
I wore my new heather gray Reebok jacket that the company sent me last month and was grateful for the warmth and soft, cozy fabric.
When we arrived back home, we took some time to relax before breaking out some appetizers and beer before dinner.
On the dinner menu for the evening: Grilled chicken, rice casserole, baked peaches with currant jelly and spinach salad.
I cleared my plate in no time and refilled it with more rice casserole and two peaches. A fantastic dinner!
We spent the rest of the night watching The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel that my mom rented. The rest of us had never heard of the movie, but we all thought it was really cute and liked it a lot. Perhaps we liked it even more because we watched it while eating York peppermint patty ice cream bars. Everything is a little better with ice cream!