So many things are making me smile today. And just so that I’ll have something to look back on when the days are less sunny as well as my mood, here is a list to look back on and smile again.
1. Genuine workout facilities in hotels
The Hilton Garden Inn located in Anchorage advertised, as many other hotels do, a workout facility as part of their amenities. I have seen other “gyms” in hotels that were nothing more than a former single-occupancy room and a jumble of weights and a treadmill from the early 90s. This, on the other hand more than served it’s purpose:
I cranked out 8.4 miles in this gym, and the built-in TVs helped keep my mind occupied when those murmurs of, “That’s enough,” popped up.
“Hush now. Sports Center is on, Jackhole.”
2. Mountains as the backdrop for my massive shopping spree
3. Mounds of fresh fruits and veggies packed for the island
Please notice that there are blueberries, lunch meat, Laughing Cow cheese wedges, and an ice cream cone treat for being such a good girl.
4. My first trip to Yogurtland
And I only had to travel 2000 miles away to experience this joyous joy.
I started with a “short pull” on the fro-yo machine of each of the following flavors: strawberry, New York Cheesecake, and Peanut Butter cookie. As for toppings, I went for crushed graham crackers, a few Reece’s Pieces, and blueberries. One taste and I die.
5. Fresh fruit and veggies in storage containers that MADE it to the island.
Here are the highlights of our shopping list:
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh blueberries
- 18 double packs of Sandwich Things (Yes, that is 288 Sandwich Thins. YES! That IS enough, Turd Ferguson)
- 6 Danon, light & plain yogurt
- 12 Viola dinners in a bag
- 15 lbs. of Jennie-O lean turkey
- 5 lbs. of Golden Delicious apples
- 2.5 lbs. of pears
- 2.5 lbs. of nectarines
- 10 bags of baby carrots
- 10 loaves of wheat bread
- 6 bags of frozen strawberries
- 8 bags of frozen blueberries
- 20 packages of turkey lunchmeat
- 3 bunches of bananas that promptly were depeeled and placed in the freezer for smoothies