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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Newport with the girls

Today was a very nice day, the race went o.k., but I got kicked in the ankle around the first corner so it slowed down my time a little bit. I had a big juicy orange at the end of the race, and we hung around for a while- my dad and sister had some food from the big buffet they had, and I scored a couple free Kashi bars!
When we got home and showered, I had a flax plus granola bar to hold me over, my sister and I took the drive over the bridges (I paid a toll for the first time! haha) to hang around Newport for a while before my mom got out of work.

We did some shopping, and ended up finding an awesome sale at the gap! We both got new flowy summer tops and I got a headband =) We grabbed a tea and decided to wait for my mom outside the new store, and she was happy to see us after a long day! We took the 1-mile walk up the street to Pasta Beach! I LOVE this place... fresh pasta, fresh everything! We ordered a big salad to start, drizzled with a bit of olive oil. (I had 2 servings of the picture)

For my entree, I ordered my FAVORITE dish, fresh homemade pesto over orrechiette. This is my favorite pasta, and I love pesto- this one did have some parmesan, but not too much, I'll definately have to learn how to make my own vegan pesto soon! They gave us big portions, but I was so hungry I ended up eating 3/4 of my plate! Delicious, a wonderful night with my mom and sis.

The weather was lovely and warm with a slight breeze walking back to the car, I love summer nights!
This was a great start to the week, tomorrow I have no plans during the day, I might be going out with a friend in the evening, but I'm pretty much getting three days of relaxation, which is wonderful =)


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Mean person who kicked you! (although I'm sure it wasn't on purpose!)

But the pasta looks great-- I looove orrechiette (my grandma calls them "hats").

VeggieGirl said...

Sounds like a fun day!! And you did fabulous in the race!!

Homemade pesto with pasta??? Divine dish, for sure.

Kate said...

aww..that stinks!1 I'm sure that you still did great in the race!!