Friday, June 17, 2011

Lincoln Arrival

     I made it! After 17 and a half hours of driving my mother and I have arrived in Lincoln, NE. I have to make this post brief and without any pictures this time because I remembered to bring everything with me EXCEPT my laptop. My mom is currently being kind enough to allow me the temporary use of her computer to check my email and write this post before I turn it back over to her.

     It took both my Camry, and my mom's Camry to haul my stuff up here (my guitar, keyboard, and books took up most of the space). This was my first time driving myself across such a vast distance; I can now say I've driven in seven states: Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. 

     I was a little nervous because we had to book it up here, so there wasn't a lot of time to stop and eat. Before we left I cut up a bunch of mango to carry in a cooler; when that ran out, I figured out that the best fruits for eating while you drive are: bananas, blueberries, strawberries, grape or cherry tomatoes, grapes, and cherries (as long as you have a bag or tupperware to spit the seeds into).

     One other thing I would like to mention is that I've recently been featured on another blog, The Raw Journalist . It's an awesome blog about the LFRV (low fat raw vegan) lifestyle run by the lovely Heather. You can read my interview here. Please let me know what you think. 

Ciao! =)


Monday, June 13, 2011

Florida Vacation

     It has been over a week since I returned from my vacation in Florida at my good friend Taylor's house. I really needed the break, and spending my time with fellow fruit loving and positive people just made it all the better.

Best dinner ever! A raw stew: heirloom tomatoes, 
sun-dried tomatoes, organic sweet corn, mango, dill, and okra.

Served with romaine leaves. Voila!

      I also got to experience fresh and perfectly ripe tropical fruits that were bursting with flavor.

Florida Papaya. . . such vibrant color!

My first time trying sapodilla. Like eating brown sugar. =D

And I spent plenty of time at the beach working on my tan. 

 Stayed out to long on the second day and got burned. However, it has now turned into nice golden brown, so I can't complain.

A bunch of us had a huge sweet corn eating contest. 
Between the five of us we consumed an approximate total of 90 ears of corn.

The awesome banana trees that Taylor had planted at his parents house. 

     Now that I am back home I've spent my days packing, training, and writing. I must say that getting ready to move has proved to be more of a job than I though it would be.