I’m back from Austin, TX, and Paleo Fx! Phew, what a whirlwind, exciting adventure I had last weekend.
After giant thunderstorms turned a quick 3-hour flight into an overnight debacle complete with a middle of the night taxi ride from San Antonio to Austin, I was pretty zonked that first day at the conference.
Butter coffee helped. A lot:
The first paleo “celebrity” I ran into was Mark Sisson, creator of The Primal Blueprint book and empire:
The expo area was incredible! I got to meet my Otto’s Cassava Flour friends in person and eat their delicious concoctions. That’s a whole yuca, or cassava in the pic. BTW, cassava differs from tapioca in that it is the whole food:
Cassava flour cookies and coffee go nicely with toasted coconut dark chocolate samples, especially when you’ve only slept 3 hours, ha:
Another male paleo celeb I accosted, I mean ran into, was the “Fat Burning Man,” Abel James:
I was in Austin for only about 2 days total, but I made some really amazing connections and friendships.
This beautiful lady, Jennifer Warden, and I met virtually about a year ago and bonded over similar life experiences. I was so thrilled that when we met in person, it was as if we have known each other forever:
Since Jennifer and I have a shared love of nutrient-dense foods, you better believe a trip to the flagship Whole Foods Market was in order:
I was so happy to see this giant organic salad bar where I filled up a box for dinner one of the nights:
In front of the store with a giant watermelon popsicle stick, ‘natch:
I don’t have any great photos to share of the talks at the conference. And, to be honest, I was so overstimulated from all the people and noise and such, that I couldn’t really sit still very well to absorb information. Also, I was also too busy running from dinosaurs:
You can bet that I’ll be at this conference again next year, come h*ll, high water, or both! ????
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