I really had to laugh when I saw the headline in the New York Times Health Section: Where to Lose Weight on Vacation.
Here we are in Arizona, not a scale in the rented house, but all I need is the snug and snugger fit in the jeans to know that this vacation, far from being a slimming experience, is in fact packing on the pounds. What the Times writer had in mind was one of four exclusive spas, one of them even here in AZ, where top-flight chefs confect delightful meals that also leave you lithe and limber — and slimmer.
Tucson, unlike our own Berkshires, has lots of ethnics, and the many restaurants reflect that delicious diversity. We’ve had Mexican food, and Italian food, and Japanese and Chinese food, and fusion American and breakfast American and lunch American and dinner American, and the range goes from Pretty Good to TERRIFIC. Portions are huge, in the good ol’/ bad ol’ American style, so for every meal at a restaurant there’s another at home from the ubiquitous plastic bags most everybody carries home.
Don’t misunderstand me: it’s been a pleasure! But one that will have to be paid for when we return home next week. Goodbye, Blanco! Farewell, Frost Gelato! Wildflower, your Bars of Sin will tempt us no more —
So long, it’s been good to know you all —-