Now that I’m home, I can continue to blog the rest of my trip. I took a blogging break to spend time with the family and space out from the internet world, minus the occasional instagrams and tweets.
Everyone fell asleep early on Thursday night. We all had dinner and watched football. It was all the traveling that got to us. My parents drove 9 hours from Iowa and I drove back from Detroit.
Sunday morning, I went for a long walk with Grumples while everyone else got ready for the day. I was up early every single day last week. I’m going to try and stick with the same pattern. I like waking up before the sunrise.
After everyone was up, we all hopped in the car and headed to breakfast. Last time I was in Dayton, I went to breakfast with my brother. We went to First Watch. It’s a really healthy breakfast spot that offers a lot of seasonal dishes.
To be honest, it felt really strange being in my brothers home without him. I really miss him. We all Skyped together, but I wish I could just pull him out of the screen. Everything has changed this year. I won’t be going home for Thanksgiving and my parents are going to visit me during Christmas. We just want to celebrate it all different since he’s not here.
This was the first time going to the downtown area of Dayton and it had great beauty. The buildings had a lot of character and cute little shops. I wish I had more time there so I could explore.
If I lived in Dayton, I’d run by the river for sure. Running by the water is so therapeutic.
We finally got to breakfast after running a couple of errands first. First? Coffee!
I was super hungry! I ordered the Veg’d Out omelet with egg whites.
It was filled with cheese and vegetables, and I had them add bacon.
I also ordered a large bowl of fruit to go with.
Their fruit was really fresh. One of my favorite breakfast sides are English muffins with jelly. My mom and dad used to make them with cinnamon and sugar. Oh, so good!
If you’re ever in Dayton, definitely go to First Watch! I’m obsessed with breakfast spots and this one should definitely go on your list.