Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Long Drive Home

by Meghann on May 1, 2011

We made! We’re back in Florida! Woo hoo!

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What a whirlwind of a trip.

  • 4 days
  • 4 people
  • 5 states
  • 24 hrs+ in a car
  • 5 hrs of marathon spectating
  • 1 hr gained and lost going in and out of central time zone
  • 1 tired Meghann

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And I’m not even technically ‘home’ yet. That’s a journey I’ll finish tomorrow. :)

We started the day saying good bye to our cabin in Tennessee.

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Bye Cabin! Next time we’ll try to visit longer!

We had three bagels left from the two full bags we purchased before the trip – just enough for a final breakfast before hitting the road.

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I topped half of a bagel with honey peanut butter, nutella, and apple butter and had an apple on the side.

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We hit the road just after 9:00am and started our 9 hour drive home.

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I spent the first half of the drive napping and reading The New Rules of Lifting for Women (LOVING it so far! Already feeling inspired to hit the gym tomorrow for some weights.)

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We stopped for lunch at a random Subway, which seemed to be the easiest choice for off the highway food.

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I ordered the Sweet Onion Teriyaki Chicken with lots of veggies and no cheese.

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Plus, Sun Chips. I find it pretty difficult to eat a sub without chips. :)

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Post-lunch entertainment

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And then I got bored.

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Car rides are BORING. Driving is even worse. I’m as bad as a 5 year old when it comes to sitting still for so long. Must. Get. Up. And. Move. :)

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p.s. check out my new Savannah Marathon shirt I received for registering at the expo on Friday.

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What can I say? I’m easily swayed by pretty things. :)

I took over driving right before Georgia.

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The 2+ hrs in the driving seat actually went pretty smoothly.

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I didn’t fall asleep and I didn’t crash. Win. Win. :)

Kelly fed me dried mango while I drove.

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And Ben crashed hard in the backseat.

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Isn’t he cute?

We arrived save and sound at my parents’ home in Titusville just around dinner time.

Dad had a feast waiting for us.

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And we wasted no time diving in.

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Pork. Veggie Casserole. Roasted Potatoes. Yum. :)

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Dad was particularly proud of his veggie casserole. He begged for a photo just of it.

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One day I’m going to write a post specifically dedicated to my Dad and explain why he’s the best Dad in the world, but here’s a little insight. When Kelly became a vegetarian last year he didn’t bat an eye. Instead of complaining about her not eating his yummy meat creations anymore, he simply expanded his cooking horizons and now if he plans to make any meat based meals (like the pork tonight) he ALWAYS makes sure there’s a veggie option for Kelly to enjoy as well. The above veggie casserole was based off a recipe her found online just for Kelly. How awesome is that?

Best Dad in the world. Seriously. :)

I had a serving of vanilla ice cream with a crumbled oreo for dessert.

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I’m still over 2 hours away from my home in Tampa and way too exhausted to make the trek tonight. I’ll save that drive for the morning, when I have more energy.

Instead, I’m catching up on trash tv and calling it a night.

Good Night!

  

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