Tuesday, June 7, 2011

No truck parking, fav salad and it's over

- Roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia rising above the trees. I drove to that area to pick up paper for work and watched the coasters for a moment from a closed down Garden Ridge parking lot nearby, where no trucks are allowed to park, but birds are.

- Since I'm walking so much, giving into the lure of the still rather high calorie Wendy's Apple Pecan Chicken Salad. I enjoy this description: "Sink your fork into hand picked red and green apples, roasted pecans, sweet dried cranberries and real blue cheese crumbles. Then we add a tender grilled chicken and an all-natural pomegranate vinaigrette dressing for a sweet combination perfect for any meal." What word smithing someone did with this description! Still too many calories, but I do love it. And I feel so special that someone hand picked the apples for the salad. :)

- And the relief when my three-mile walk at Stone Mountain Park in intense 5pm heat was over.


G. B. Miller said...

Okay, I'm willing to suffer the consequences of eating a salad like that.

happygirl said...

I thought all salads were low cal. :) I need to start walking again. REALLY need to do it. Thanks for taking me along on your walk.

Louvregirl said...

Humm. That walk sounded hard! I think we are supposed to have very warm temps for a few days! I made a grilled chicken salad like that at home recently...with chicken made on the grill; cut smallish and peppered with lots and lots of pecans and cranberries; home made balsamic vinagrette dressing and add goat cheese...I know where you are coming from. It is a refreshing and a delicious 'summer' salad! Makes me want more...

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm allergic to apples whether they are hand picked or not. :( Still it sounds nice. :)

How's the print business doing in the States? It's having a hard time here in the UK at the moment.

Jannie Funster said...

Calories -- schmalories, a gal has to live it up a bit!!

Hope you're drinking lotsa water on those walks??!


TALON said...

The salad sounds worth it :)

I can't imagine walking in your kind of heat and humidity - I'd have to be dragged around by the dogs! ;)

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Ileana said...

Beautiful park picture, and yes, that salad does sound yummy. I love dried cranberries!

Cloudia said...

you are a champion walker!

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Riot Kitty said...

Sounds like you earned the salad! I love roller coasters. It has been way too long since I've been on one.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Trucks may have blocked the coaster view! Wonder how much a day pass there is now. Sounds like a yummy salad- wish I could chew, I miss nuts. Now I wonder if there's an apple-picking machine? Sounds like a hot walk!

Lynn said...

G -

It's so good.

happygirl -

I am feeling so much better after all the walking. It's pretty dang hot down here right now, but I'm still doing it.

lg -

I love goat cheese. And balsamic vinagrette - yum.

Joe -

The print business is on the decline in general. This company used to do tons more business - I think people aren't printing as much as the used to - opting instead for online publications, etc.

I have a few faithful accounts and one of those is a huge one. So I'm managing to avoid financial disaster, but just barely. :)

Jannie -

I keep water in the car for when I'm done, but it's always hot!


Lynn said...

Talon -

I am getting acclimated to it and you would, too.

Griya -

Thanks for stopping by!

Ily -

It is delicious. Not trying especially to throw business to Wendy's, but it's my go to salad when I need take-out.

Cloudia -

I'm trying! Mahalo. :)

Riot Kitty -

I love roller coasters, too. I wouldn't mind going to Six Flags again sometime (my ex-company used to have its picnics there), but maybe when it cools down - like October.

Snaggle -

I thought the hand-picked part of the description was funny. :)