19. June 2013 by swissfitchick
Remember me? aaaaah, it’s so good to check in. I hope you are all well!! Today I am posting a long update on the last week here in the US and tomorrow my last guest post will be up before it all goes back to normal.
So after last Wednesday’s post, Sandro and me stayed for one more day in NY before we headed off to Boston with the car. We spent it on our fave places we spotted in NYC…
One thing I found in a restaurant which I totally disliked was that they wrote the amount of calories in every dish. Seriously. If I want to enjoy a piece of cheesecake, I absolutely don’t want to know the amount of calories!I see no reason behind this, do you? Or is this maybe for people who are on a diet for medical reasons and need to know that? Then I would certainly understand.
The next day, we caught the train and then picked up our car to drive to Boston….oh em gee. Let me tell you that this wasn’t the nicest day on our trip. We got lost several times, it rained and it took us 3 hours longer than we thought. But however – we got there safely!!
The hotelgym was GREAT!! So far, I managed to stay on track with my food and workout routine which is great. I definitely indulged a bit more than usual with chocolate and alcohol, but I kept it in moderation and most of the time I am on a healthy track and I get my regular workouts in.
After this workout, something really really great happened – I got to see my Canadian best friend again!! We met in the Philippines 6 years ago and haven’t seen each other since then. We screamed and yelled when we saw each other and I think our boyfriends were a little embarrassed, since the people in the lobby were slightly irrated 🙂We were SO happy to be together and got to spend a few days in Boston with the men. I tell you, these were some of the best days I ever had. My abs are still sore from all the laughters and all the 4 of us got along SO well, it made travelling and this trip even more wonderful and fun.
Later in the afternoon I got off to meet Danielle!! I was so excited to finally meet her. We went to Pure Barre in Boston and took a class together which was so fun. After the class we had tea and a chat and I loved to finally talk to her in person!!
When I got back, we met up with Jon and Jen again and went for dinner. We went to a really great Italian Place in the North End. I loved this area!! So busy and nice with all the bars and restaurants. I chose seabass and it was SO good. It was so big, I hardly got to eat the sides….
Jen is an Improv actor, and so we wanted to see a show. We don’t know Improv in Switzerland and I loved to find out about it. I loved it!!
Next day, I got up early to hit the gym and then the two met us at the hotel, where we started off to Cape Cod. I was so happy that they decided to stay with us for a day longer until Monday, as we had enough space in the hotel at the beach anyway. First, we checked out the beach, and after we spent the rest of the day in beautiful Provincetown. Love that place!!
Cape Cod means Seafood, right?? But first – DRINKS. Oh, they were GOOOD. Maybe a little too good. And maybe a little too much, whoops!!
My first time to eat Oysters! Err….yeah. They were ok, but not very special.
Seafood is my FAVORITE food!!
We stayed at a really nice resort in Brewster, where Sandro and me still are, and spent the next day at the beach. I was sad to say goodbye. Oh so sad.
After they left, we headed to the store to do some grocery shopping!! The little appartement we have in the resort has a fully equipped kitchen, which means I finally get to cook up my own food again. As much as I loved trying all the stuff on the road, I am glad I can enjoy some homemade stuff now.
We are so lucky with the weather, as today was a glorious day again. After checking out and using the gym and spending some time in the huge pool on our own, we had our ‘brunch’ picnic-style at the beach. Also, I am hooked with my daily smoothies. I tried to catch a fresh one every where I could….
I am still amazed by all the stuff I can find here!! To be honest, sometimes, I am so overwhelmed, that I turn away and just go with the simple stuff. It was just too much and some things look so appealing but then don’t meet my expectations (I am Swiss, ya know….) I tried a lot, but actually just bring home a very selected choice of things, like Cooking Spray, Almond Butter Packages, Think Thin Bars, Quest Bars, Cocoa Almonds and the different teas from David’s Tea. I’d love to get me some of the Oatmeal, but the packages are huge and as you can guess, I did some clothes shopping here too 🙂 The Yogurts would be too tricky to get home unfortunately. And the smoothies? You bet I get my juicer or blender to work daily from now on with all the greens squeezed in!!
Ok Lovies, that’s it for today!! I will post a ton of pics of my professional camera on Monday, since these are all crabby iPhone Snaps and the beautiful ones are on the camera.
Check in and have a GREAT week!!