As usual, I stuffed my departure carry-on with dehydrated goodies; this time Cranberry Maple Granola (subbing blueberries) and corn chips, both from Raw Food Real World. The granola was a big hit with everyone who sampled it.
Viv did not get to go on this trip* (a week vacation does not call for checked baggage in TH's mind), so I encouraged the boys to get their vitamins with me, via green smoothies from The Daily Juice or Whole Foods.
*Don't worry, a friend checked in on her in our absence. :)
The Austin Whole Foods is actually the flagship store and it is magnificent. There is a raw food bar which I visited on numerous occasions. It's not very often that I get to sample raw food that is not prepared by me.
|mock tuna salad|
Whole Foods also has a new wine bar, which was surprisingly bumpin'! Friends of ours joined us in Austin for a few days of the festival and we sampled beer and champagne flights. It was so much fun to hang out at the bar, occasionally sending someone off on a mission to find delicious, healthy snacks. I think we spent five hours there one afternoon/evening. (Whole Foods, will you please come to Anchorage??)
Austin is a funky, eclectic, vibrant community. There is a palatable creative energy that seems to pulse through the city. Here are a few scenes from our week, before I hop on our flight to Anchorage.
Question: Did you have a spring break? If so, what did you do?