If it’s one thing that I’ve learned, five am rolls around way too soon! My time in Iowa came to and end yesterday. My parents and I road tripped back to Michigan. They are heading to New York to visit family on Monday, so they thought they’d drop me off on the way. Saves me a plane ticket! And I love spending time with them.
There were zero groceries in the house because we were heading to of town. We didn’t want anything to go to waste in the house, so I had to pick up some healthy choices for breakfast at the gas station.
My mom and I grabbed yogurt, fruit, and some granola bars. Now, I understand that these aren’t the “healthiest” of the granola bars or yogurt, but when you have limited options available, you have to settle. It’s still much healthier than raiding the doughnut case or candy bars.
This road trip was really slow. Mostly because my dad drives the speed limit. Not one mile over. I devoured myself in music, books, and annoying my dad with loud obnoxious singing and dancing. A couple times he threatened to throw me out of the car. I really act my age; can’t you tell?
Around one we were pretty hungry, so we stopped at my favorite road trip fast food place…Wendy’s. They have the best salads. Seriously. I order the berry almond chicken salad with croutons and raspberry vinaigrette
Hours later we arrived in Michigan. We were all super hungry and tired of sitting, so Jeremy and I walked to a seafood restaurant with my mom and dad. We ordered a seafood starter that had: crabby cheese mushrooms (ew, won’t touch mushrooms), beer battered jumbo shrimp, mussels, and fried calamari. Last night was the first time trying a mussels. They tasted like fishy bubble gum. They weren’t my favorite, but not terrible.
I decided to treat myself to a stack of snow crabs! The meal also came with a starter salad. This was one large feast. After the appetizers, numerous iced teas, and salad I could only eat half of the stack. I’ll be digging int he leftovers later.
Today Jeremy and I are taking my parents out on a fishing trip to catch northern pike and muskie! It’s going to be a competition, so I’ll keep you updated!