Bloggers Unite For A Hike

by HEAB on December 28, 2009

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Yesterday was so much fun. After my nut butter extravaganza of a breakfast, Alice (my mother-in-law) drove Deb and I to the Gateway Trailhead at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. There we met up with Bekah from Beek Eats and her mom, Tenaya. Look, aren’t they so cute? :)

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Sweet Bekah brought me a bag of her homemade granola (amazing Beeks!) along with a bag of Yogi Chips. I’ve been coveting Bekah’s beloved yogi chips every time she mentions them on her blog. So good you guys – notice the empty bag. I am so hoping I can find these in Nashville!

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Alice led us on 6.4 mile hike up to Inspiration Point and back. Bekah, me, and Deb pre-hike…

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Along the trail…

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Alice leads hikes through the Preserve as a volunteer steward, and her knowledge of the surrounding area is amazing as are her hiking abilities. The first 3 miles were up up up.

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After our 3 hour hike, we drove to The Pita Jungle for lunch with another one of my all-time favorite girls, Jenn from Eating Bender. Jenn and I met up over the holidays in Arizona last year, and I’m so glad she was able to join us!

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We started with hummus and Baba Ganoosh with whole wheat pita.

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For my meal, I ordered the Lavosh Shawarma Wrap with broccoli.

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Gosh it was good, and afterwards, we all walked next door to The Gelato Spot for a little dessert. Deb treated me to a scoop of Cookie ‘N’ Creme. Thanks Deb!

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Dairy free? Um, nope, but worth every bite.

Hiking in the sunshine + hummus with friends + gelato = my idea of a perfect day. Unfortunately, CD had to stay behind. Poor boy is still sick. :(

Many thanks to Alice for leading us on such a great hike, to Bekah and Tenaya for driving 2 hours from Tucson to join us, to Deb for driving 4 hours from CA, and to Jenn for meeting us for lunch. I love you all! :)