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westybls

Member Since 05 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2011 11:05 AM
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In Topic: Help For My Holiday!

03 September 2009 - 01:32 AM

Hi everybody! Just returned in Italy!!! That wonderful experience! U.S. are really amazing,breathtaking and various landscapes and great people too!! I've done more than 6300 miles between Illinois and California and my experiensce with celiac disease in your country was very good,the most big grocery stores have gluten free food,my favourite store was "Whole Food Market" it has many good products and the self service section,where you can eat healthy salads,is really convenient and usefull!!! I ate a lot of fruit and salads for breakfast and lunch,as snack i really like "Kettle" and "Lays Natural" chips,"Larabar" snacks and "Glutino" cookies and as dinner I ate a lot of good meat!!!! Now I know the names of all types of meat of every restaurants!!!!I can't wait to return to your country to see all the wonderful places that I have not seen!

In Topic: Frankfurt, Germany

03 September 2009 - 12:41 AM

Hi guys. I am about to embark on a quick trip to Germany. Unfortunately I do not know any german! This is a sudden trip. I have dining cards. But does anyone have any advice on getting along in restaurants? Thanks so much for any help at all.
Debbie


In the center of Frankfurt is a restaurant "self service",you can get a big and healthy salad!! The restaurant is on the top of a big establishment with many shops in the main square. From the restaurant you can see all the city and its skyscrapers! Good luck!!

In Topic: Gluten Free In Chicago

03 September 2009 - 12:30 AM

Hi! Chicago is a fantastic city!!! I ate in "Lou Malnati" pizzeria,in "Weber Grill",in "Outback Steakhouse". They were really courteous with me. But my favorite restaurant in Chicago Was "Fogo De Chao" brazilian steakhouse,some expansive but amazing the best meat I ever eaten!!!

In Topic: Help For My Holiday!

01 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

Hopefully all the parks you want to visit are still open when you get here -- the CA budget just got signed and the parks got hit pretty hard. They are definitely worth visiting, though -- we've got some beautiful places here. :)

Will you have internet access as you travel or where you stay? If so, things will be much, much easier.

When you get to California, another fast-food place in addition to Wendy's that is safe is In-N-Out. EVERYTHING at In-N-Out is gluten free except for the buns, so all you have to do is order what you want "protein style" (it isn't on the menu, but everyone here knows about the secret menu :)) and your meal will be gluten free. You might also want to say "animal style" if you like grilled onions. It's the best fast-food in the world, and I'm ecstatic that they cater so well to Celiacs. French fries are the only fried things there, so there's no cross contamination in the oil. There may be cross contamination from the dressing, so mention your intolerance when you order. They're amazing at customer service at every location (and I've hit most of the locations in California at this point), so they will do their best to give you what you need.

Have fun out here. :)

ETA: That was a lot of smilies. :o



Thanks, other important recommendations! Internet is convenient, it will use often. I'm leaving Italy between 5 hours! Thank you all for your help, now I will survive to my trip! America I'm coming!!! :D

In Topic: Help For My Holiday!

28 July 2009 - 02:01 PM

Wow! Good gracious! I hope you have a good guidebook. You know that Route 66 has been decommissioned for almost 25 years, right? There aren't any road signs for it and a lot of it isn't there anymore. http://it.wikipedia....i/U.S._Route_66 (Also, it goes to Los Angeles rather than San Francisco, though I'm sure you knew that.)

I asked around on another website I visit, and folks there said the following:
You might also want to try asking at Lonely Planet's discussion board http://www.lonelypla...jspa?forumID=26 There are also health, food and disability sections of the board where you could ask about gluten free travel
and
In Tulsa, there is a Whole Foods as well as Akins Natural Foods http://www.akins.com...420A7A75B27460A

My advice? Every time you stop, look in the yellow pages of the telephone book for Health Food Stores (in my phone book, it's Health & Diet Food Products), call, get directions and go. This will be easy in Amarillo, Albuquerque and Flagstaff, but might be hard in the rest of the New Mexico/Arizona portion of your drive. If you get lost or confused, just get directions to the nearest Interstate (motorway in British English) and come back to Route 66 later. Good luck!

Edit: Here's more links from the folks at my other discussion board, this time for Flagstaff AZ:
http://flagstaffceli....org/index.html
http://flagstaffceli.....20to eat.html
http://flagstaffceli.....0to shop.html



Thanks for your great help and advices! We want to go from Chicago to Los Angels the first 20 days,then we want to go towards San Francisco for the other 10 days to visit the famous parks of California!