I can’t believe in 24 hours, we will be on a plane headed for Australia. It seems so incredible; just a few months ago we were planning the whole thing, and now the trip has come to fruition.
Yesterday at this time, our room looked like this:
And now it looks like this.
If you know me, or have ever met me, you probably know that the fact that I am fully packed for Australia, and was forty-eight hours before the flight is a miracle on par with any in history. But it’s true! Besides for the personal necessities, we are done, and it’s amazing! Now, we get to relax and just chill out.
This mornings workout was barely worth mentioning (5 minutes uphill on the treadmill, and 40 minutes elliptical)
and breakfast and lunch were leftovers, but dinner was special.
To celebrate our last day in New York, we enjoyed dinner at the same restaurant that Anthony and I went for our first date: The Tribeca Grill.
On our first date, we wandered for two hours, just talking about everything, until we were hungry and needed to eat. We stumbled into Tribeca Grill, and sat for another hour or so before even looking at a menu. It was great to go back to this wonderful restaurant, this time with my beautiful family.
One of my favorite ways to stay healthy at fancy restaurants is to order two appetizers. This allows me to continue to eat with my fellow diners, but keep my portions moderate.
I had an arugula and grilled vegetable salad (I forgot to take a picture until I knocked the beautiful pile over.
Mom and dad had the beet salad, which was so gorgeous – heirloom beets, hazelnuts, goat cheese, and frisee.
For my main, I had the seared tuna appetizer, which came with rice noodles. I ate about half the rice noodles, but polished off the rest, plus a side of brussel sprouts, as well as most of dad’s brussels sprouts. What can I say? I like the cabbage family!
Dad and Anthony had short-ribs, and mom had seared scallops, all of which were beautiful.
For desert, dad, mom and I shared a cheese plate, and Anthony had chocolate cake. The cheese plate was quite well done, and filled with goat and sheep cheese, so was nice to my belly as well.
It was such a wonderful way to say goodbye to New York for now, and to spend a lovely evening with my family.
All for now: tomorrow, Australia!