FEF Challenge - Vacation Planning
Friday, May 27, 2011
Our challenge for this week is to pick a city or area we plan to go to or would like to go to, and blog about two healthy times of food available there and one healthy activity. My husband and I plan to take our granddaughter with us for a few days in the 1000 Islands area of NY state sometime this summer. We were there last summer also so are somewhat familiar with what is available.
One of the healthiest food choices is the seafood that is caught locally and served in many of the restaurants along the St. Lawrence River. There is a variety of fish and many variations on how it is prepared. It's a healthy choice when grilled and no sauces added, or when served in a salad. Another healthy option is the vegetarian meals that many of the small cafes serve. Being a tourist area, there's a large variety of cuisines to choose from and most of the restaurants have healthy options on their menus.
There are a lot of activities to burn calories. Last year we toured a castle on one of the islands and there were 4 floors and a lot of stairs. There's a second castle on a different island and we plan to tour that one this time. It's large and a lot of climbing and walking. Combine that with a granddaughter who isn't happy till she sees every nook and cranny, and you have a great workout! :) We also plan to do a nature cruise that goes to one of the islands and once there, a guide leads a 45-minute hike across the island to see the varieties of trees and wildflowers.
Our other FEF challenge for this week is to share one of our "secrets" of success. One thing that has helped me a lot is to always have something with me to do if I sit down to watch tv. I usually crochet, and that keeps my hands busy and my mind off of food.
I hope you're all having a great week!