So great to get away, and be healthy while doing it

Monday, November 19, 2012

As I mentioned last entry, my wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary this weekend by vacationing in the Portage / Baraboo / Wisconsin Dells, WI area (where we were married). Saturday and Sunday were just as great as Friday was.

We slept in a bit and then went to the Broadway Diner in Baraboo where I may have had a slightly unhealthy choice in the Reuben sandwich, I paired that with a black bean/corn salad that was excellent.

Good thing that I did eat something a little more hearty because we went hiking at Devil's Lake State Park after that. I was a beautiful day and we decided to be adventurous and hike up the bluffs.

The Devil's Doorway

So getting up there was a chore but getting down? That's the fun part, you either turn around and take the long way or you take one of the 3 trails that go straight down the cliff

Yes, this is on the trail....You can tell by the small patches of concrete to hold the stones together

The Mrs. was not pleased with this trail :)

It was worth it at the bottom because we had a group of 5 deer pass right in front of us. Too bad I didn't have a gun or a hunting license.

Good news is that no one died and we made it back to get dressed up for a night on the town

That night we went out to a place one of our friends recommended, the High Rock Cafe. It was probably the best meal we had all weekend, we started with the Gilly Goat (feta cheese dip with olive oil, roasted garlic and red peppers with sourdough bread), then shared the Pork Brisket w/ mashed sweet potatoes. The highlight of the night was a slice of cheesecake with Pop Rocks on it. It sounds really dumb but it was awesome.

We then went to go see Skyfall. It's definitely the best Bond movie of the Daniel Craig era and I would put it up in the top 5 w/ Goldfinger, Goldeneye, Man with the Golden Gun, and Casino Royale (I like gooooold). There were a lot of brilliant action sequences, an actual plot, no jittercam, and Javier Bardem is creepy as hell. It certainly finishes the reboot of the franchise and I look forward to future movies.

You can definitely tell that my wife and I are committed to being healthy because on Sunday we spent the morning hiking again and then spent 2 hours at a grocery store emoticon For anyone in Wisconsin who's been to a Woodman's you'll understand why we took so long, they're probably as big as any Sam's club or Super Walmart but all food. We found so many good deals on healthy food, we stocked up on quinoa, flaxseed, and steel cut oats among others. I had the steel cut oats today for breakfast and I think I like them more than the rolled version.

Even with all that good food, I and my wife still managed to lose a pound over the weekend each. I'm really proud of us for being able to maintain the balancing act with diet and exercise when away from home and I'm looking forward to year 11 of our marriage
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