Happy Monday all! Thanks for sharing all your Universal Studios stories ~ I have to say, I am totally intrigued by everything that goes on at Universal during Halloween. That might just be worth another trip to experience that ~ Crazy! (Thanks Opal!)
I started off day 3 of our Road Trip with a Tall Nonfat Chai Tea Latte, my last banana and a few cashews (not pictured) ~ 6 points+.
One thing I knew I wanted to do on our trip was to visit as many beaches and see the ocean as much as possible. We parked the car and spent the rest of the day walking ~ I am pretty sure I got in a bazillion steps since we walked for like 7 hours all day long!
Stop #1 Venice Beach!
We spent our morning walking the huge strip along the beach…..people watching, chatting and soaking up the sunshine.
There is just something to be said for strolling along for miles along the ocean.
The Husband wanted to check out the outdoor gym but nobody was there.
We stopped for a fruit cup then checked out all the crazy sidewalk vendors and shops.
I will say as cool as Venice Beach looks in the movies, it’s not quite the same in person.
After 3 hours of walking in Venice, we headed over to the Santa Monica Pier.
2nd stop ~ The Beach! Nope, I was too chicken to get in the water because I know it’s cold!
As you walk over the hill, they have these big blue and yellow tents for Cirque Du Soleil similar to the show you can watch in Las Vegas.
One thing that I LOVE about the Pier is all the colors of everything ~from the buildings…
To the rides….
To the crazy Pier Vendors ~ RAINBOW!
We decided to have lunch at Ye Old King’s Pub.
I totally wanted to order the Fish & Chips since they were raving about how good it was at this Pub ~ BUT, I knew it would probably not be so points+ friendly and this Chicken Tostada Salad sounded delicious.
So, an English version of a tostada salad is completely different from the Mexican American version It was still deliciously healthy nonetheless.
Romaine, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Red Onion, AVOCADO, boiled chicken, cheese and ranch. I had the dressing on the side and had only 2 bites of the shell. (8 points+)
Unintentionally being THAT healthy at lunch totally helped me justify Tutti Fruit Froyo when her boys mentioned ice cream. I mixed this banana flavor with cookies & cream topped with mini white chips, m&m’s, chocolate caps and sprinkles. (8 points+)
We ended up back in Universal City for the night since we both still wanted to check out Hollywood the next day. Dinner was totally simple, but, hit the spot since I have been fighting a chest cold all trip.
Fresh Sour Dough Roll (4 points+)
I shared this Caprese Salad with The Husband (4 points+)
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (5 points+)!
See you all tomorrow with our Road Trip Finale through Hollywood, Malibu and Solvang!