Gluten Free Vacation: Day 3: Missing the Boat


Day 3 posed the first true celiac challenge.

The gang was going on an all day charter boat ride to explore the islands, snorkel, water ski and (gulp) eat at Foxy’s, a popular joint in the caribbean that has been around for about 50 years. From what I understand, it’s a classic island dive bar/restaurant. Sounds awesome, but something tells me they wouldn’t be offering a gluten-free menu.

So what were my options?

1) I could pack a bag of food that would cover me for 8 hours. I brought a bunch of gluten-free snacks with me for the trip. The pic above is the extra suitcase I packed just for my gluten free food. (And thanks again to Continental for your outstanding customer-focused regulations. This extra bag set me back $80 for the round trip. Thank you sir, may I have another!!) So I could bring my food with me and eat some Snyders pretzels while everyone else is dining at Foxy’s. But what happens if my stomach…umm…has issues while I’m on the boat? The thought of being stranded on a boat for hours scared the bejeezus out of me.

2) Or I could hang back at the house, enjoy the incredible view, make my own safe lunch, and put my mind at ease.

Which door did I choose? Here’s a hint.

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2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Vacation: Day 3: Missing the Boat”

  1. It’d be nice if the airlines allowed medical necessities to be checked for free. This would mean any medical device, medication, or gluten free food for those with celiac.

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