1/12/14

Hello from Greenville, SC!

On Thursday, we (Campy, Karel and I) took a quick trip to Greenville South Carolina. We have heard so many great things about this beautiful city and bike-friendly community that we decided it was a great time to go and take a little 6 hour road trip and stay until Sat.

And if you know us - we LOVE traveling!


After our morning workout (treadmill run for me and strength and trainer bike + run for Karel), we packed up for our trip.

Yummy Trail mix! I never travel without it!
Cheerios, raisins, pecans, peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts. 

Sadly, we left our bikes at home due to the high chance of rain during our trip and it was a good thing that we listened to the weather channel. Two full days of rain...but that didn't stop us from enjoying beautiful Greenville!


Grocery store salad - mixed greens in a container topped with hardboiled eggs, nutritional yeast, swiss cheese, cashews and olive oil/balsamic dressing. A simple and delicious Trimarni "fast food" creation for the road from the Grocery Store. 


When we arrived to Greenville we were anxious to stretch our legs and Campy really needed to let the downtown know that "I WAS HERE." 

We stayed with a friend of mine, Trisha, so we waited til she got off work and she gave us a little tour of this cute town. 

While we waited, Campy spotted one of the Mice on Main!


After spending time in downtown Greenville we finally arrived at our "home" for the next 2 days. It was great to enjoy a home cooked meal.
Steamed veggies and salad and tofu on top salsa, topped with jalepeno cheese.
Karel, Trish and her hubby had baked chicken (instead of tofu) and Trisha cubed tofu for me and drizzled with olive oil and tossed with herbs/spices and we put the tofu in tinfoil and then wrapped it up like a baked potato and baked in oven with the chicken for 15 minutes. 


On Friday morning, we woke up around 6am and had a pre workout snack (Trisha knows me well - WASA crackers and natural PB were waiting for me downstairs!) before our swim and strength workout at the YMCA.


After our workout, it was time to enjoy the local eats and what better than at a bakery!


Traditional European breads and pastries...to say Karel was in heaven is an understatement!! The croissants, apple strudel and Chef baguette were amazing!!! 

We had a busy day so we were out and about and ended up with a stop out at The Point Shopping Center at Zoes Kitchen for a late lunch. 


Greek salad and pita veggie pizza. YUM!!
(I had 1/2 pizza with salad along with an apple that I brought with me and saved the other 1/2 for lunch the next day)

We couldn't wait to get back to downtown and check out the local bike shops (we heard there are over 10 in Greenville!)...especially Pedal Chic -  which caters to women who are empowered through healthy movement.
Pedal Chic is the first women-specific bike shop and athletic boutique in the country, offering an unparalleled selection for the female athlete, cyclist, urban commuter, and yogi, as well as lifestyle/comfort wear in an upscale, boutique environment. The shop is a full-service bicycle shop and athletic boutique.
We are the proud dealer of Bianchi, Jamis, Nirve, and  Linus.


 I bought this cute long sleeve shirt. Now this is the sign that you want to see in the changing room!

Campy made a friend!! 


We were so excited for a dinner in downtown and we picked the perfect place! 

I had the vegan burrito which was packed with flavor! It was so delicious!!!


Well it was one exciting weekend and now we have one tired Camper. 

If you get a chance to visit Greenville, I highly recommend checking out this awesome city......be sure to bring your active wear and hopefully you will have great weather and can bike to Paris Mountain and run on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Thanks Greenville for the great memories....until next time........

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