Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beach Vacation Day 7: The Perfect End

Running, Reading & Relaxing 
This morning was my last treadmill run (hopefully for a while). I did 4 miles all while watching the Food Network. This is the most tv I think I've watched in weeks combined. After running, I stretched and rolled on my Triggerpoint Kit (pretty standard).

Again, we packed up lunch and snacks and head down to the beach. We were lucky enough to stake out our prime real estate spot again today. We got down there around 10:30 and stayed until 4. I can't say it was terribly exciting, but it was super relaxing.
I did re-wear my pink suit today

I finished my 2nd beach book - Jane Green's Dune Road. It was definitely much more lighthearted than Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon. Of course, that's the perfect kind of read for the beach if you ask me.

Balcony Time with Friends
We got cleaned up and started trying to get most of our things packed. Our friends did come over for a visit though. We had hoped to get in some beach time with them, but they were pretty busy trying to get things rolling with the building of their new house here. So we decided to enjoy some snacks and cocktails on our balcony instead. Perfect way to cap off the end of an incredible week if you ask me.

We had some veggies that needed to be used up. I had brought some chickpea flour with me to make socca pizzas, so I decided to make up socca veggie pizzas (onions, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, Daiya) and cut up into small, bit-sized appetizers. We also served some smoked gouda, strawberries, oranges, and apples. Diane and Antonio brought some hummus (yummy kalamata olive flavor), herbed havarti, gouda, crackers, and chorizo. 
 
The socca pizzas didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped, had issues with them sticking and they didn't crisp quite like I had hoped. Of course, there is not one single non-stick anything in the condo and olive oil spray just didn't do the trick. I guess I'll be happy to be back in my kitchen is something I can find positive about vacation being over. However, they were highly complimented and every bite eaten. Honestly, they really were very tasty, I was just hoping for a crisper crust. So maybe I'm just being particular ;-)

So wine was had, food was eaten, and lots of good conversation took place on our last night.

The (perfect) End.