“Let’s spend the day boating and fishing on the Mississippi River!”
Never mind that I forgot my flip flops at home in California. Or that my stomach lurched at the sight of wriggling worm bait. Or that my teeth chattered constantly from the blowing winds and cloudy skies.
No, my family was bound and determined to get me on that river.
Despite staying bundled up in beach towels most of the day (I conveniently left my fleece jackets back with my sandals), I actually enjoyed myself! I held the fishing pole a few times—never felt anything tugging on it though—and sampled my first serving of Greek yogurt while the rest of our friends munched on cheese and salami (or hummus, for the vegetarian sailors) sandwiches for lunch.
Three years later, I eat Greek yogurt nearly every day, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And with the weather warming up, I’ll enjoy it for dessert too—but frozen instead!