The Best Thing About Vacation…

…is going home! As I write this, I am sitting at the airport, drinking the hottest cup of coffee known to man and getting ready to go back home to Seattle, and to these girls:


2Chili knows me well, and so for this vacation, he drove ahead of me in our truck with our skis, boots, and other gear, while I had the luxury of flying with nothing more than my backpack and computer. It works out well that way. He likes the journey and I’m all about the destination. My impending two hour flight is nothing compared to his 12+ hour drive from Tahoe to Seattle, so I am planning something he’ll like for tomorrow’s Test Kitchen Tuesday that will make it up to him.

As I mentioned in my Project Food Budget write-up last week, we were winging it on restaurant food for the trip. There were quite a few trips to the Whole Foods hot bar, but we had some pretty good restaurant luck as well, particularly on Saturday.

We couldn’t ski on Saturday because the resorts were still crippled from all the snow, so we just puttered around with no real agenda. We hit up Burger Me in Truckee for lunch (veggie burger and sweet potato fries), which was once featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Their veggie burgers are really delicious, but more importantly, they source all their beef and other ingredients locally, and they make sure they are chemical- and hormone-free, which I feel good about supporting.

After lunch, we hit up the ski consignment shops (we have a “usual suspects” list of gear stores we visit), and at one of the shops, I smelled waffles through the walls. I am a sucker for a waffle, so we had to try it out. I wish I had taken a picture. It was the best waffle ever!


If you are ever in Lake Tahoe, stop by Poppy’s Frozen Yogurt & Waffle Shop in Tahoe City. YUM!

Tomorrow I’ll be back with the results from the “Wash or Don’t Wash” Can Top Poll.

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