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Guess who’s going on a road trip!

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James, Maggie, and I are going on a wild adventure!  (The Husband has class and work, so he is staying in Orlando.  But I can freelance from whenever my laptop is so it doesn’t matter where I spend the week!) Can you guess where I’m going?

 

  • Hint: I packed a jacket!
  • Hint: I need a day’s worth of food to get there!

 

For breakfast, I had Pumpkin Yogurt, 1 serving of granola, and a banana:

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And the rest of the day’s eats are packed in this little cooler!

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It’s hard to be a vegetarian on the road.  Actually, the Husband and I were vegetarians 3 years ago (went veggie again 1 year ago), but we both reached our breaking point on a long car ride.  Now I know to just plan ahead.  It’s cheaper, too!

 

I packed an Glo Bakery bar:

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Chobani and a banana:

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Cheerios and an orange:

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And a cous cous, sweet potato, kidney bean, corn, and salsa mix:

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Hopefully, this will all hold me over until I arrive to my mystery destination. 

 

And…. I’m off!

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  • Kelly January 31, 2010, 6:43 am

    Haha AWWW I thought you were going to tell us!
    I’m going to guess you are visiting Mom, but I have no idea how long it takes to drive from Florida to TN, so I could be totally off :)

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  • Kath January 31, 2010, 7:08 am

    If you’re coming anywhere near here you better stop in!!

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  • The Hot and Fit January 31, 2010, 7:11 am

    I thought you would tell!! Haha!! Have fun!

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  • Karla January 31, 2010, 7:24 am

    How exciting! I can’t wait to see where you go!
    Drive safe!

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  • Island Girl Eats January 31, 2010, 7:34 am

    I bet that you are going to visit your Mom. Well done on preparing all of your food. I would not to rely on those pit stop places along the way.

    Have a safe drive.

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  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 31, 2010, 7:37 am

    Everything looks delicious!! I can imagine it must be really hard to eat veggie on the road, but it looks like you’re really prepared for it! :D

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  • Lauren January 31, 2010, 7:39 am

    No idea! But if you are heading towards PA, please stop in and say hello darling! ;)

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 31, 2010, 7:47 am

    Are you coming to Pittsburgh?!?

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  • Simply Life January 31, 2010, 7:51 am

    Oh that couscous mix looks great!

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  • Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 31, 2010, 7:51 am

    I LOVE roadtrips!!
    I have absolutely zero idea where you’re going..my mum needed to pack a jacket and a day’s worth of eats just to drive my sister the 2hrs to London, so it could be anywhere!! I’m hoping England, cos it was great fun to read about you going to places I knew for once :P but I can imagine you’d need more than a car to get here :P
    Have a good trip!

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  • christie, honoring health January 31, 2010, 7:55 am

    Hoooray, I have no idea where you are going but I sure hope you enjoy it!

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  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 31, 2010, 8:04 am

    I’ve never noticed how much Maggie looks like my dog Baxter– they could be fraternal brother and sister twins!

    Have fun on your roadtrip– when I had been veg for only a month, I learned the hard way how hard it is to find vegetarian meals on the road. I had a Clif bar and animal crackers for dinner :-) Now I know to be prepared!

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  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans January 31, 2010, 8:07 am

    It’s crazy hard to eat healthy and veggie on the road! Whenever I’m on a crazy long drive I usually eat a lot of Subway and Dairy Queen ice cream (not healthy, but delicious and a road trip necessity)

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  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 31, 2010, 8:10 am

    Hmmmm… I have no clue where you’re headed… maybe your mom’s?

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  • Colleen January 31, 2010, 8:15 am

    If you’re going to your Mom’s you’ll probably pass LaGrange, GA on the interstate (85) so wave when you go by! :)

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  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) January 31, 2010, 8:33 am

    I had to restaurant hop the other night to find a vegetarian entree. Literally walked out of restaurants after sitting, which is totally embarrassing but come on. LOVE road trips. Are you going to Maryland?

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    • Lauren January 31, 2010, 9:08 am

      I’ve done the same thing, MANY times…maybe we’ll start a veggie movement! lol Silent protest ;-)

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  • Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life January 31, 2010, 8:34 am

    have fun on your road trip!! i love packing my food on long car rides because i know i always have something yummy waiting for me when i get hungry and i don’t have to stop at mcdonalds or anything!

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  • meg c. January 31, 2010, 8:55 am

    charlotte, nc?

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  • Lauren January 31, 2010, 9:06 am

    I know EXACTLY what you mean about long car rides and sticking to a veggie diet! About 3 months ago I drove from New Hampshire (where I went to school) to Austin, TX (where I moved) and my food options were slim to none. By the third day I was hypnotized by the highway fast food signs and I convinced myself that one wendy’s crispy chicken sandwich wouldn’t kill me lol

    Luckily, my fiance talked me out of it since I went veggie for health reasons….it probably would have made me pretty sick and 12 more hours in the car sick wasn’t exactly what either of us had in mind.

    I need to get myself a cute cooler like that to avoid future hypnosis on road trips! :-)

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  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 31, 2010, 9:07 am

    Have fun!!

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  • Matt January 31, 2010, 9:08 am

    I love road trips when I am not driving ;)

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  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN January 31, 2010, 9:09 am

    Have fun and be safe!
    (I noticed your Glo Bar is the new S’more flavor… I am dying to try it! Let us know how it is.) ;)

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  • Jenna January 31, 2010, 9:12 am

    Ahhh can’t wait to hear where ya going!?
    It must be some where in FL and not to far since it’s only for the day!
    Perhaps meeting a blogger?! Or something to do with the book?!
    Jenna

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  • Marisa (Loser for Life) January 31, 2010, 9:13 am

    Wherever you’re going, have a great time! Way to plan ahead with your cooler!

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  • alexe @ soyaetchocolat January 31, 2010, 9:13 am

    Add one day of driving and you could be in Montreal! That would be fun! Well for me anyway, I’m not sure you would enjoy the -25C we are having right now… Drive safe!

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  • La January 31, 2010, 9:18 am

    Yeah, in the past I’ve often found it really dificult to find vegetarian options on the road, too, but lately I’ve noticed an increase in availability of vegan/vegetarian options just about everywhere. It’s really brilliant and lovely.

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  • Diana (Mymarblerye) January 31, 2010, 9:22 am

    JEALOUS that you can pick up and leave at any moment! :P

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  • Janna (Just Flourishing) January 31, 2010, 9:24 am

    Hm, you are going somewhere… North!

    To be honest, I hate road trips. I get antsy and car sick and usually have to try and sleep the whole time. I am not a fun car trip buddy at all! Best to go by train or plane with me :)

    I want that Glo Bar!

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  • Morgan January 31, 2010, 9:27 am

    No clue where, but have a safe drive!
    I love road trips, have fun! Whenever I take a long drive by myself I always lose my voice b/c I sing really loudly THE WHOLE TIME!

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  • Kristi @ Life at the Chateau Whitman January 31, 2010, 9:36 am

    No idea where you’re going, but it’s really cute that the puppies are all ready to go. Our dog loves to go in the car too. :)

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  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 31, 2010, 9:41 am

    Have fun! Road trips are the best! :D

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  • Jamie January 31, 2010, 9:43 am

    hummmmm…. atlanta? i hope you aren’t going any farther north because there is so much snow up here!!

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  • Anna January 31, 2010, 9:57 am

    My guess is TN to visit your mom!

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  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 31, 2010, 10:02 am

    Great idea, packing your meals! Being prepared is key!

    And my guess is that you are visiting your Mom!? And going to see snow?

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  • Heather (Heather's Dish) January 31, 2010, 10:02 am

    yum! sounds like a delicious road trip :) hope you guys have a fun and safe one!

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  • Priyanka January 31, 2010, 10:11 am

    I think you are coming to visit your mom here in TN!

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  • Angie January 31, 2010, 10:59 am

    I second Priyanka!! I bet you are visiting your mom in Knoxville!

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  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 31, 2010, 11:01 am

    I can relate…it’s hard to eat vegan on the road! Sounds like you’re going somewhere…north? :)

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  • Jayce January 31, 2010, 11:01 am

    I love roadtrips! Have fun!

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  • Nicci January 31, 2010, 11:02 am

    Have a safe lil road trip. I love planning and packing snacks, saves time and money on the road.

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  • Whitney @ whitinspired.wordpress.com January 31, 2010, 11:09 am

    Since there’s a suitcase and the fact that you left really early, I’m going with Tennessee to see your mom ;)

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  • Amber K January 31, 2010, 11:13 am

    Packing a cooler definitely helps in eating well while on the road! Then I don’t feel as gross after being in a car all day! I hope you have a fun trip. =)

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  • Megan January 31, 2010, 11:15 am

    I think you are going to Charlotte.

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  • Dorothy Beal January 31, 2010, 11:23 am

    Just found your blog through one of my best friends! I love your operation beautiful idea :) Run Happy!

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  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 31, 2010, 11:34 am

    I have no idea where you are going … I would need to look at a map and see what you are close to :-) Hope you have a fun time in your mystery place!!!

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  • Sam January 31, 2010, 11:41 am

    To see Kath?

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  • Lauren @Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful January 31, 2010, 11:43 am

    HMM-I’m excited to see where you are going. It is so nice to pack your meals for road trips. WAY healthier and WAY cheaper. Drive safe!

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  • Retta @ RunRettaRun January 31, 2010, 11:59 am

    Have fun! I’m guessing a visit to your mom too!

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  • Paige @ Running Around Normal January 31, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Aw how fun! Are you going to North Carolina?
    Have a great trip :D

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  • Jacquie @ SweetestThingDC January 31, 2010, 12:09 pm

    Drive safely and have fun! I wish you were coming up here, but I think it’s more like NC. See you in March!

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  • Tracie @hollafoodzone January 31, 2010, 12:23 pm

    I’d guess a hike in the mountains but you live in Florida so that’s out. Boating? My best guess is north.

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  • Raya January 31, 2010, 12:26 pm

    Your mom lives in TN right??? That’s my guess!!!! Have a safe trip girl!!

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  • Penny January 31, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I’m so curious! Have a great trip!

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  • Tay January 31, 2010, 12:32 pm

    Up north a bit to the snow?! Maybe to visit Kath?? lol. I’m not sure how close you guys are though…

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  • Laura Georgina January 31, 2010, 12:45 pm

    South Carolina, to scope out places to live and visit friends?? Or Tennessee (though I thought it would take longer to get there from Orlando than a day trip)…

    Have fun with your lovely canine company!

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  • Ashley January 31, 2010, 12:49 pm

    My guess is Charlotte….but that’s a long drive by yourself!

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  • Yvonne January 31, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Visiting Gina in Valdosta, I think.

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  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 31, 2010, 1:17 pm

    I can’t wait to find out where you are going…I have no idea! hahaha but I do love long road trips!

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  • Saima January 31, 2010, 1:40 pm

    i think ur visiting ur mom!! dunno where she lives?!!

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  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 31, 2010, 1:42 pm

    The doggies look ready for looking out of lots of windows :-)

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  • Julie January 31, 2010, 1:42 pm

    pittsburgh? its freeezzzing here

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  • kirsten January 31, 2010, 2:03 pm

    I would guess Charlotte, NC

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  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 31, 2010, 4:21 pm

    Have an awesome road trip!!!!!!

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  • Erin January 31, 2010, 4:51 pm

    I’ve recently gotten into packing food for long trips…even when I fly somewhere, I try to bring fruit & bars of some kind to eat for breakfast. It saves so much money!
    Have a fun and safe trip!

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  • Kerry (Running on Faith) January 31, 2010, 4:54 pm

    You are visiting your mom in TN! ??

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  • Rachel January 31, 2010, 5:20 pm

    My husband & I definitely pack for long trips, because it makes life so much easier. It’s hard to eat healthy when you’re driving for hours & hours. Wherever you’re going, be safe!

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  • Devon January 31, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Have a safe trip!! And your planning ahead is AWESOME!

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