Greetings from Vacation

May 16, 2009 at 8:58 am 14 comments

Well after a super long trip in the car, that felt like it would never end, we arrived in NC.  We got here around 12am.  The first thing we did was get changed and jump in the pool before passing out.  But let’s back up to the time leading up to and including the road trip.

After avoiding the hornet/wasp/killer bee I finished loading up the car and headed out for the last minute errands.  Nothing went right!  I went to cash in some change we had been saving ($201!!!), the first bank I tried the machine was broken, the second machine became full after a few minutes and I waited for assistance (for-ev-er), once I left the second bank I was forced to turn right instead of the left I wanted to make, and I ended up a little lost.  I ended up getting to the school kind of early so I stopped for lunch and had a salad.

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This salad include, romaine, cucs, onions, chicken, and a very small amount of cheddar cheese, with a light balsamic dressing on the side (hiding in the background).  I ate about 1/2, but did eat all the chicken.   After leaving the outlet center I couldn’t find my car and was convinced it had been stolen.  After taking a few minutes to walk around I located the car exactly where I had left it.

Finally I picked up Andrew and we were on our way.  I drove a total of 40 minutes before I switched with Andrew, I didn’t even make it out of Jersey, my job is to be the entertainment not the driver. 

About 1/2 way through the ride we had clif bars.

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After yet another 2 hours we stopped for dinner.  I have not eaten fast food this year but unfortunately I broke that strike last night.  We stopped at Wendy’s where I ate a small chili (ate a little more then 1/2) and a baked potato.

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At the time I was concerned I made the wrong choices with the chili but after looking up the nutrition facts the chili had 190 calories and 6 grams of fat.  With the weird buttery spread this whole meal (had I finished the chili which I didn’t) was 570 calories and 11 grams of fat.  Not bad for fast food, and definitely not what I expected it to be.  Pleasant surprise not something I’ll do regularly but during a 9 hour road trip I feel like I made the best choice.

It felt so good when we pulled in the driveway and were able to jump out of the car we put our bathing suits on and jumped right into the (heated pool).

The sun just came out after a little rain so I’m going to go jump in the pool and enjoy it. 

I’ll be trying to comment on your blogs at night I know I already have a ton to catch up on!  Enjoy your Saturday!

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon  |  May 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Oh, Wendy’s! yum yum yum! Great choices for sure!

  • 2. Jordan  |  May 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I have never seen that flavor Clif bar… and now I’m on a mission. I MUST find it. I love all things macadamia nut.

  • 3. Mara @ What's For Dinner?  |  May 16, 2009 at 9:38 am

    wendy’s chili is my go-to emergency fast food meal when I cant get subway!

  • 4. Anne K.  |  May 16, 2009 at 9:42 am

    That Wendy’s meal does sound like a good choice 🙂 Have fun in the pool!

  • 5. Sarah  |  May 16, 2009 at 9:44 am

    danielle, you made an excellent choice with the chili, and i’m so glad you finally made it to NC despite the initial delays.

    have fun fun fun fun!

  • 6. Graze With Me  |  May 16, 2009 at 10:30 am

    WCM Clif’s are amazing. I agree, I think you made a great choice at Wendy’s.

    Have fun on vaca!

  • 7. ksgoodeats  |  May 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Nice choice on the Clif bar!! Enjoy your vaca – get away from the computer 😉

  • 8. verbalriot  |  May 16, 2009 at 11:41 am

    So glad you got to your vaca and already dipped in the pool! 🙂

    I think out of all the fast food places, Wendy’s is definitely the best choice!

  • 9. Mel  |  May 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Oh, have a fun vacation! I totally understand about being the entertainment and not driving, that’s my job too!

  • 10. ellie  |  May 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Wendy’s chilli + baked potato combo is definitely one of the better fast food choice options! Have a great trip 🙂

  • 11. Yasmin  |  May 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    That’s my go-to if I have to eat fast food. I love putting the chili on my baked potato. It feels somewhat healthy and comforting!

  • 12. Melissa @ For the Love of Health  |  May 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    ahhh- I hate when everything goes wrong! But it looks like you got everything under control in the end! It must have felt great to jump in the pool!

    Yeah- Wendy’s Chili isn’t bad for you at all! Good choice!

    Enjoy your vacation!!!

  • 13. broccolihut  |  May 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Where in NC are you vacationing? I presume it’s on the coast somewhere, but I was just curious since I go to school in Durham!

    I’ve actually heard that the Wendy’s chili and baked potato is one of their healthier options–go you!

  • 14. elise  |  May 17, 2009 at 10:23 am

    sorry you had to give in to the fast foods…sometimes traveling leaves us without many options, but it sounds like you did well given the circumstance. enjoy the vacay!

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