Friday is not over yet! I have a little break now so I thought I'd update you in case I don't have time later. I'll start with Thursday, since I spent the better part of it getting to Dallas for the Wise Traditions conference.
My two flights were early, but I still got in late. I reached the motel at 10pm (still 8pm in Oregon). I met Jami from Eat Nourishing almost right away — she's as sweet in person as online! By the time we finished visiting, it was around midnight. I looked at my phone and was struck by the irony of time — in Texas I was in “today” but back home my family was still in “yesterday.” 😉
This is the view from the 33rd floor of the Dallas Sheraton. I was told by motel staff that this is the biggest hotel in Texas! It is huge. If I wasn't with people, I would be lost. It is miles from my room to the sessions — or so it feels.
Breakfast this morning was a fundraiser for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Was it delicious! I got what you see below — maple vanilla Greek yogurt (so creamy, thick and smooth) with fresh blueberries and JoshEWEa's pre-soaked oats, a hardboiled egg, and chicory coffee. The spelt muffin and seed crackers I got for later if I got hungry.
I actually have been quite hungry today, off and on, because of not eating much when traveling yesterday. I'm either famished or full — no in between. Traveling does that to me. Hopefully I'll get a good night's sleep tonight and feel a little more balanced tomorrow.
The first session I attended was just the first hour of Sally Fallon-Morrell's introduction to traditional diets. She covered the work of Weston A. Price — just fascinating. I tweeted a bunch of what I heard using the #wapfconf hashtag, with a few posts hitting facebook, too. The chart below was particularly stunning, outlining the health differences between those who have straight teeth in roomy mouths and those who have crowded, crooked teeth.
Lunch was delicious, delicious, delicious. Coconut wraps filled with cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. Texas chili (no beans) topped with diced onions, shredded cheese and tortilla strips fried in lard. Also, baked apples and salad on the side. And a refreshing roobios iced tea. (Wish I had more of that right now!)
Before and after lunch, I attended Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's sessions on GAPS. Absolutely mind-blowing. I have read her book which I gather is the same material, but to hear her presentation adds another dimension. I posted much of what I heard on twitter and facebook — at least until my phone battery ran out.
Jami and I are sitting in the lobby now, where there is free wi-fi. We're catching up, and will soon head to visit exhibits, attend the buffet dinner and then hit the real food bloggers' panel. I'll keep you updated on those via twitter, facebook and instagram, until I can get another blog post up.
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