I was in Neah Bay, Washington, where the Makah Indians live. They are a great people, and I had a fantastic time meeting folks and learning more about their culture. We even were allowed to dance one song with them. It was a pretty good workout and made us appreciate the humor and the richness of this coastal tribe of First Peoples.
We enjoyed fresh salmon, saw the canoes paddle by the house, and watched bald eagles soar over sea gulls playing in the low tide pools. and marveled at sea stars, starfish and sand dollars. My husband’s parents were tremendous hosts for showing us the sights for three days before heading off to Spokane.
I’m telling you, there’s nothing like driving across Wyoming in a 30 foot RV with sheer winds trying to blow us into passing semi trucks who are also weaving all over the road.
I was almost in tears for 5 hours as a red dust storm chased us down 84 past Laramie. It looked like Mars rising over there. I haven’t seen that much dust since Amy Winehouse sneezed out her excess cocaine.
Of course I missed you guys, too.
My big gripe was the lack of cooking facilities in the RV. I found out the day before the trip that because propane hadn’t been hooked up, we bought a vehicle which may or may not house a functioning stove. I brought along pre-cooked bacon, and that was pretty gross by the third day, and cheeses weren’t making the palates smile. In short, I ended up off-plan for the entire time. I’m not even stepping on the scale for awhile.
I have some cool stuff coming up for you guys, including a Zevia review and a reader code for you to save $5 on your next purchase of Zevia, a book review, and a giveaway from netrition.com (Tom is the best).
Anyone Drink Coca Cola Zero?
I have 6 coupons for Coca Cola Zero if anyone wants them. They’re for $1 off of a 12-pack. If you want to drop me your email addresses in comments, I’ll mail them to you. They expire in mid October, so you’ll want to use them in the next couple months. I’d say “email me” but I don’t want to do a giveaway for coupons. I just want to pass them along.
I share a great way to cook perfect hardboiled eggs at the Examiner column, so check it out! If it’s one thing I hate, it’s messy, hard to peel, hard-boiled eggs. They make me make faces like this. ARRRRRR!!! See, that’s me sounding like a pirate face.
I found out today that I’m allergic to soy, which ticks me off. The good news? I’ve got a recipe for you guys who have been missing pasta coming up very soon. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy what I can’t have (that was the guilt portion of our program).
If you’ve dropped me a line, I’m still going to email you. I have been out of town and before that I was in a grumpy mood. Email responses would have been curt responses like, “Don’t eat that,” or “No, pickles should not be inserted in your ears.”
Now, I’m rested and relaxed and can fully answer those burning queries about your kneecaps and bladderwort. And low-carb stuff.