Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Veggin' in Boulder
The University of Colorado-Boulder was a beautiful college, I could see the mountains from the room I was staying in! I wish I would've gotten a chance to enjoy the fresh mountain air more. I would've l-o-v-e-d LOVED to go on a hike! Unfortunately, the conference did not allow a lot of free time. But it was still a blast! We seemed to never be without something to do. It was non-stop cheering or listening or chatting or doing some type of fun filled activity. It was a very exciting, although exhausting, adventure! I will definitely be making another trip to Colorado and hopefully have the time to adventure through the mountains and spend more time in the fresh air!
Farrand Hall. This dining hall has near 100% organic and local cuisine that is DELICIOUS. There were various veggie options to choose from. I made the right decision when I picked this roasted vegetable sandwich. It was on delicious toasted bread slathered in a basil pesto sauce with roasted zucchini, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. It was a great sandwich and it fueled me for the rest of the day! I will be attempting this sandwich for myself sometime soon! YUM!
The only negative meal of the conference was the World Market Banquet. There were five different stations with three bite-size options at each station. Two were main dish foods and one was a dessert. Unfortunately, at two of the stations, the only thing I could eat was the dessert, and that's not healthy at all. The three main dishes I had to choose from were veggie dumplings, vegetable curry, and some disgusting spinach dish I never got the name of. Needless to say I ate a lot of veggie dumplings. Although they weren't horrible, they didn't really fill me up and I left the meal still feeling hungry. Other than that, It was very near a perfect trip! I cannot wait to see what other advegtures my summer and year have for me! I loved Boulder! Where will I be headed next?