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What do you say to someone when they offer you an all-expense paid trip to Southern California to teach you how to sail? We said “Sure, why not?” Our friend Capt. Jon (Click here to See Capt. Jon’s website) wanted Lee to learn how to sail, and so it was!

This was a quick trip and therefore a little tiring, but California is so beautiful it’s always worth it. Besides, it was a great way break away from the everyday grind. The ocean is always so soothing to the soul!

What does the traveling ME-gan eat? Let me tell you…If you don’t want to be at the mercy of road side diners and fast food, you better pack your own snacks, meals and drinks. For us, not only did we have to consider the time spent on the road, but we had to consider the fact that we would be staying in a hotel, with no kitchen, and then being out on the water for a day. The boat does have a kitchen, however, being that it was just a 5 hour sail, we thought preparing a ‘hot’ meal on the boat would just be too much work for such a short amount of time. What I’m trying to say is that this 2 day trip required some rather skillful tactics!

The morning we left, I cooked enough tofu for the ride, and by the way…cold tofu is delicious! I also prepared Polenta, which happens to be great eaten cold too. We also packed lots of fruit and vegetables – all packaged in handy little zip lock bags; and of course I packed chips and nuts! Some items we packed are:

  • Celery sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Daikon radish sticks
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Dried apricots
  • Odwalla Bars
  • Olives
  • Pickles

We always take plenty of bottled water and other drinks such as Gatorade with us. Once you get to your destination, there are more choices of places to eat dinner and get a nice salad and baked potato. I prefer salad ‘bars,’ but unfortunately, you can’t always find one. Give me a salad that is loaded with fresh veggies and I’m happy; I don’t want just a few cucumbers – I’m talking roasted veggies of all sorts – YEAH BABY! Mmm 🙂

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Being a successful traveling ME-gan requires being on top of your game and not getting caught in a compromising position. Take the time to shop and prepare your food, it pays off. Avoid any accidental JIBE-HOS and plan ahead, you’re worth it!

Traveling Love…

Mary

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