How would you define your best summer?
How would you define your best summer?
I discovered Geeky Explorers because of their amazing pictures on instagram. Their profile also mentioned their blog website which intrigued me even more because they sold everything to travel by RV across the country. I immediately knew that I wanted to interview them for the blog. Tricia and Keith graciously agreed to meet me at Coffee Emporium before they started the next leg of their journey. They were fascinating in person too. I always admire people who take the leap of faith to live their dreams.
Swimsuit season is just around the corner and all of this extended winter weather has affected my waistline. Especially, because I need to eat healthier. Time to start working on a healthier lifestyle and Chick-fil-A has some ways to help.
Chick-fil-A has a nutritional guide available online or in stores to help guide you in your meal selection process.
You can eat healthy AND still enjoy the taste of your food!
Did you know that Chick-fil-A has grilled chicken menu options?
Make sure you check out the new Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, Nuggets, Improved Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap and Grilled Market Salad – much improved flavor.
Chick-fil-A Smoothies are less than 300 calories and you can add a cup of spinach or carrot to them!
I don’t love veggies and I added spinach to my pineapple mango smoothie and couldn’t taste the difference.
* The Peach Milkshake will make it’s debut on April 14th.
Don’t forget to try their catering menu for your next event or meeting.
In February, I created two recipes using Chick-fil-A catering menu items. (Buffalo Chicken Wrap and Homemade Ice cream sandwiches) The process was really easy. I just ordered my items off of the menu and set up a time to pick them up. Chick-fil-A also offers delivery service as well.
The other Chick-fil-A ambassadors also made some great recipes.
“Optimistic Mommy” made a Chicken Salad wrap using Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad & Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup using Chick-fil-A nuggets.
“A Bird and a Bean” made Chicken Parmesan Skewers with Balsamic Mozzarella Fondue & Dark Chocolate & Carmel Fondue using Chick-fil-A catering foods.
“It’s Free at Last” made Chicken Breakfast Casserole Recipe using Chick-fil- A nuggets and a Tasty Fresh Fruit Pizza.
Make sure you join the text club to stay up to date on upcoming events and deals.
You can get more information from the Chick-fil-A website.
Chick-fil-A is located at 4980 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042.
Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for Chick-fil-A Houston Road and I am receiving compensation for my post however all opinions are 100% my own.
AmerAsia was added to my food bucket list after a few suggestions from several of my foodie friends who are bloggers. Cincy Whimsy told me that it was one of her favs and she has a great track record for restaurant recommendations.
I decided to look back on my adventure goals for 2012 to see how many I got to do. I didn’t do them all but I also had the added bonus of many adventures that were not on the original list.
I would not have dreamed that I would have been able to be able to cross off so many in a year.
I’m going to continue to add items to the list because even though I didn’t do all of last years, I still have so many incredible adventure memories shared with my family and friends because I set goals and took advantage of opportunities to accomplish them.
* starred adventures are new to the list for 2013
Cross country skiing
Luge track 1/15/12 Dog sledding 1/28/12 drove the dog sled
*take the boys tubing at a ski resort
*take the boys snowboarding
Hot yoga class 1/4/12
Anti gravity yoga class
Attend moms hockey practice 1/17/12
Run a marathon- hesitant to write that one down
*Do another type of sprint triathlon
Adult hip hop class
Belly dancing class
Paint your own picture with a group class
Blow glass art
Make pottery (I halfway did this one so I won’t cross it off until I have a finished product)
Create art regularly in honor of my mom
Meet regularly with friends to make something from Pinterest
Specific places or Adventures
City Musuem in St. Louis
Go up in St. Louis Arch
Visit world’s largest treehouse in TN
Take pictures with Superman at Metropolis,IL
Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure
Haiti for a humanitarian trip
*former subway tour at Cincinnati Museum Center
*visit the “Christmas Story” house in Cleveland
*Stay in an ice hotel
*Jubilee experience at Gulf Shores
Not specific places
Stomp the grapes
Nascar ridealong experience
Ride in a pace car
Watch a drag race
Go to an unexpectant destination for vacation (went to DC and stopped by Philly and Baltimore for a day to explore)
Trip to a destination riding on a train
Be an extra in a movie 1/14/12
Amish buggy tour ride
Ride in a Zorb ball
Regularly volunteer at an organization that assists the poor (started volunteering before we moved so I will re add this for 2013)
*Regularly volunteer at an organization that assists the poor
*Ride on a Zamboni
Attend the Kentucky Derby
Watch a Civil War Reenactment
Host a street party to get to know my neighbors
*watch a moto cross style event
In or On Water
White water rafting
Cable wake boarding
Sailing on a smaller sail boat where I have to help
Fan boat ride
Swim with a dolphin
Swim with manatee
Group speedboat ride
Underground Cave Boat Tour Bowling Green,KY
Jump on a blob
Shark cage experience
Shoot clay pigeons
Watch a boxing match 2/4/11
Indoor Sky Dive
Participate in a mudrace
Successfully find a geocache
Play a game of frisbee golf 1/8/12
Zipline Canopy Tour
Segway Tour in a big city
Hot air Balloon ride
Fly in a small plane
*climb a volcano
*Tree climbing adventure course
Progressive dinner with friends or at several restaurants
Dinner in the Dark (blindfolded meal)
Eat at least one restaurant listed on Man vs. Food and Diners and Dive and Drive ins ( maybe even try a spicy food challenge..maybe)
Sushi making class
Pasta making class
Wine tasting class
Grow an herb garden
Make one new recipe a week (….baby steps)
*Eat at a restaurant where you sit on the floor
improv show 1/7/12 intro to curling class 1/19/12 bunker tour intro to curling color me rad race sprint triathlon eat a cheese steak in Philly eat a crabcake in Baltimore COSI Indoor water park hotel experience ride in a monster truck attend a monster truck show Underground Bunker Tour Capital Tour Underwater Hockey Mom’s Hockey
So here is the start of the running tab. I reserve the right to add to the list as my curiosity continues to become aware of new places and experiences to try.
Some are way more ambitious than others, but I figured I might as well go with the quote:
“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you are still among the stars”
Travel wise I would love to go all over the world but I’m willing to start a little smaller. The list could really go on and on…….this is just scratching the surface . So I guess this is my start but I don’t ever want to stop adding.
Remember a “Goal is dream with a deadline.” Don’t let time get away from your dreams.
“If you want to do something bad enough, you will find a way, if not you find an excuse.”
What’s on your “shoot for the moon” list? What should I add to mine? Who wants to join me?
Check out my adventure list so far and get inspired to try something new too!
*Just click on what you want to read more about.
Classes I’ve tried
On, In and Under Water
Mega Deal Destination
Gap Clearance Center (this is not an “outlet”)
University of Cincinnati football stadium (open to the public)
Cool Annual Events
Adventure Articles I’ve written for GRkids.com
Tallship ride (Michigan Maritime Museum)
Sleeping on a submarine (USS Silversides Museum)
Sand Dune ride (Saugatuck Dune Rides)
Underwater hockey (Holland Aquatic Center)
Car races (Berlin Raceway)
Train excursion (Coopersville and Marne Railroad)
Cable wake boarding (Placid Wake Park)
Stand up Paddleboarding (Wet Mitten Surf Shop)
Pure Barre exercise class