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Back to Florida

by Meghann on March 12, 2012

I’m alive!!!

Team Fresh Squeezed is back on the road today and we are well on our way back home to sunny Florida!

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Dear Sunshine, I miss you!!!

Yes, we have to drive all 1200 miles BACK home. It shouldn’t be too bad – we’re planning to drive all 18 hours straight through. I just drove us from Austin to the Texas/Louisiana border, which crosses off one state, five hours, and about three hundred miles off of the list. That means we’re already a quarter of the way done! Sweet!

Before we said goodbye to Austin, I was able to get one final run in with Meg. We ran 6 miles and were finally able to run the Lady Bird Lake Trail that everyone had been suggesting. It was a good trail, I just wish I had been able to enjoy it a little more. It was dark, foggy, and kind of erie during our entire run. I could see where you might score some great views of the city or the lake, but we were barely able to see 5 feet in front of us. Boo.

After our run, I finished packing the explosion of clothes that had found their way across the hotel room over the last three days (whoops!) and made a quick breakfast.

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  • One packet of original instant oatmeal (made with hot water from the in-room coffee maker)
  • One to-go container of peanut butter
  • One apple
  • Kashi Go Lean Crisp

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We left Austin just before 10 and stopped for lunch at a Chick-Fil-A when we reached Houston.

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I was craving a hot soup and greens.

The Chick-Fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup is actually pretty good. It’s thick, hearty, and has a great buttery taste to it.

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Check out those greens! Chick-Fil-A has the best salads.

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We hit some pretty bad rain right around Beaumont, but it thankfully didn’t last long.

We arrived at the Louisiana border just before 3:30 and I was more than happy to hand the keys over. I told the team that they had to tell Derek that I really did drive from Austin to Louisiana – I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t believe me otherwise. ;)

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Post-drive snack

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and chocolate (shared with the car)

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And this is basically what the next several hours hold for us.

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I-10 or bust! :)

In other news…

Our engagement photos are ready!!!!!

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You can check a few them out on our photographer’s blog now. :)   

And…

CONGRATS to the winner of the Iron Girl race entryTracey!

Random Question:

Do you have a seat preference in the car?

I have a friend that gets carsick sitting in the middle (so she prefers an outer seat) and another friend who get’s carsick sitting in the back seat (so she prefers the front).

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