The Greater San Fransisco Area

Continuing my quest to travel the world.

It has been my quest to cycle around the world for a very long time, although I have ticked off 16 countries to date, I still haven't achieved the ultimate goal of cycling the world. I cannot wait any longer for the conditions to be perfect, age is catching up with me, so it is now or never.

picture drawn by Jim my Step - Father on our trip across Australia

picture drawn by Jim my Step - Father on our trip across Australia
After our trip to Vietnam in 2012.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Eating Habits.

My Brother, teenage Nephew, and his friend, have been staying to compete in the National Mountain Bike Championships held here. You would think that 1] they being males, 2] they are doing plenty of exercise, and 3] that teenagers usually have 'hollow legs' needing to be filled with constant eating, that they would devour any food put in front of them.

I smugly thought I had that covered with a vege patch groaning with the weight of mature vegetables, and my boss had given me a bag full of meat that hadn't sold, to be used up. But I had to wipe that smile off my face pretty quickly. My Brother only ate meat and potatoes [ and maybe carrots], my nephew ate met and a few more simple vegetables like peas and corn, and his friend doesn't like meat, but will eat vegetables. I gave up trying to cook a meal on the 3rd night, and we all had takeaways. Even that wasn't good enough, because the burger had onion in it!!

My brothers idea of the perfect meal.

I have no idea how they stay healthy, let alone strong enough to compete at a pretty demanding sport. Incidentally my nephew got a silver medal in his age group - well done.

My nephew David with the microphone after getting a silver medal.

The rest of my family are no better. My sister is a recovering M.E. sufferer. What is M.E.? It is like a chronic fatigue illness, where you have problems sleeping and eating - your digestion system is so out of sync, your body won't tolerate much at all. She exists on fish and vegetables, and on a good day will treat herself to a few dates and walnuts as a reward.

My Mother is allergic to practically everything....except vegetables. We all have foods we tend to avoid for one reason or another, but honestly my family really do take it to extremes. You know sometimes I'd like to see what they would do if they were deposited by 'warp drive' to the middle of nowhere and had to go without food for days. Be rescued and offered food of meat and veges, would they still be so fussy?

Wouldn't 'warp drive' be awesome, no planes, no waiting and queueing, no sitting in small seats with your knees squashed into the seat in front of you for 36 hours non stop, and food that tastes like nothing much. Just the thought of long distance flights make me feel sick!

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