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Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?  Are we there yet? 

 

Let’s sing to make the time pass more quickly.

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Did it work?

 

I think it did!

 

Through the Sunshine State and pass the Georgia Peaches – we’re officially home in Charlotte, North Carolina!  YAY!  OH, how I missed my house, my bed, my dishwasher, my fridge, my porch… everything!

 

Car food came from a little cooler:

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I started off with a bunch of hummus + crackers.

 

And then a Clif bar:

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Almonds:

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A banana:

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A million pieces of gum.

 

And then we arrived!  Sweet relief.

 

Dinner featured a day’s worth of vegetables.  It was really the only thing I was craving.  A big plate of roasted veg!

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Broccoli, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, and a sweet potato:

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Smothered with a ton of my favorite BBQ sauce, which I also missed very much.

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Time to go hug my pillow!!!

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  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life September 30, 2010, 9:37 pm

    I always chew a bazillion pieces of gum when I drive to visit my mom. By the time I get home my jaw always hurts. oops. Do you have Sirius radio? Its a great thing to have for long trips. Have a great evening and enjoy the comforts of home!

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  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 30, 2010, 9:40 pm

    Glad you made it home safely!
    A big plate of roasted veggies is what I crave after traveling all day too!

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  • Whitney September 30, 2010, 9:41 pm

    You’re so good bringing healthy food in the car. I always have intentions of doing this, and then I never seem to pack enough. Then I always end up in a drive thru somewhere.

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  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 30, 2010, 9:41 pm

    I chew gum like it’s my job – it’s actually a horrible addiction. Its expensive too!!! I love a big plate of veggies after traveling – it makes me feel “clean” haha

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 30, 2010, 9:45 pm

    So glad you are home safely! Enjoy your home and have a good night’s sleep. I hope all things are well in Florida now Caitlin.

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  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life September 30, 2010, 9:48 pm

    Glad you made it home safely!! I home it wasn’ as rainy there as it was here :-)

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  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe September 30, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Yay! Home again!

    Side note: I cannot believe how much bbq sauce you go through.

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  • stacey-healthylife September 30, 2010, 9:53 pm

    Welcome home. I seem to be roasting veggies every other day. They are just so good.

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  • Julia September 30, 2010, 9:55 pm

    I splurged on this sauce after seeing it on your blog. and O. M. G. This stuff is the S! I want to bathe in it ;) or eat it all the time. On everything

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    • Caitlin October 1, 2010, 9:11 am

      isnt it amazing?

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  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) September 30, 2010, 10:08 pm

    I’m the same way after travel. So hard to get more than an iceburg salad on the road. So smart to pack your own snacks!

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  • yummiee cupcake September 30, 2010, 10:08 pm

    going home to your bed after a long vacay is the best!

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  • Maddie September 30, 2010, 10:10 pm

    Welcome back!
    You make me really want to hunt that sauce down.
    Enjoy your pillow :)

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  • Lacey @ Lake Life September 30, 2010, 10:16 pm

    I definitely think coming home and sleeping in your own bed is one of the top 10 best feelings in the world!

    Glad to see that you guys made it home safe :-)

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  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 30, 2010, 10:20 pm

    Welcome home!

    I laughed at the “million piece of gum” — that is totally what I do during long car rides!

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  • kat September 30, 2010, 10:20 pm

    Glad you are home, safe and sound.

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  • Jessica@tastyandtrim September 30, 2010, 10:20 pm

    I know how you feel about being home! I am home for the weekend from school and I’m just happy to get to sleep in my bed again :)

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  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 30, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Ooohh, that Clif Bar is one of my favorites. It tastes like dessert!

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    • Faith @ lovelyascharged September 30, 2010, 10:35 pm

      Mine too, hands down! Microwave it for about 7 seconds and it’s like a fresh made cookie :)

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      • kate September 30, 2010, 11:11 pm

        that is probably the best idea EVER. white chocolate macadamia nut=best flavor clif bar invented…also i just tried the seasonal pumpkin spice and iced gingerbread flavors…i’m definitely going to try the microwave on those ones too!!

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        • Faith @ lovelyascharged October 1, 2010, 12:23 pm

          The cranberry orange bread is their best seasonal flavor…yet another microwave champ!!!

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  • David @ Keep it Up, David September 30, 2010, 10:33 pm

    Cute doggie pics! How long did the singing last? Even with dogs that are near and dear to me, there’s always an expiration date on doggie singing… And the almonds photo could be a freakin’ ad for the company! nice shot!

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  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 30, 2010, 10:34 pm

    I liked the “a million pieces of gum” part..I’m the same way on road trips! I always pack food, but it never seems to be enough when it’s stretched over the hours.

    Glad you’re home! It’s such a good feeling :)

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  • Kristina @ spabettie September 30, 2010, 10:53 pm

    LOVE the howlin’ pup…

    Welcome Home <3

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  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 30, 2010, 11:26 pm

    Glad you made it home safely!

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  • Megan September 30, 2010, 11:38 pm

    I’m obsessed with pics of your doggies :) they are so photogenic!!

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    • Caitlin October 1, 2010, 9:12 am

      M and J say thank you :)

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  • Peggy October 1, 2010, 12:02 am

    Yay for huge plates of roasted veggies with barbecue sauce! My boyfriend thinks I’m totally weird, but it’s my favorite dinner :). Welcome home!

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  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 1, 2010, 12:05 am

    Glad to hear that you made it home safely :)

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  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie October 1, 2010, 12:10 am

    That’s really great road food! It’s been a while since I’ve been on a road trip since I just finished a pregnancy and driving SUCKS while pregnant but last time I did I tried to take a bunch of fruit like watermelon and that was REALLY not a great idea. haha

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  • Amber K October 1, 2010, 12:18 am

    I always love returning home after a long trip.

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  • Magic October 1, 2010, 12:37 am

    Cute doggies’ pics, love them!

    Glad to know that you guys made it home safely. Have a good sleep.

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  • maria @ Chasing the Now October 1, 2010, 12:37 am

    Good dinner idea. Returning home after a trip is the best! Everything feels so new and fresh again!

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  • Marina October 1, 2010, 1:15 am

    I’m glad you’re safe at home again!

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  • Little Bookworm October 1, 2010, 4:13 am

    Glad you made it home safe! Your dinner looks great!

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  • Little Bookworm October 1, 2010, 4:13 am

    Glad you made it home safe! Your dinner looks great!

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  • Tina October 1, 2010, 6:33 am

    Glad you’re home! I know it must feel SO good to be back. :)

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  • Lauren October 1, 2010, 7:05 am

    HAha, wait, isn’t this coming from the girl who once said “I really don’t like vegetables!” You’ve made some major leaps girl. :)

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    • Caitlin October 1, 2010, 9:13 am

      I know! i’m so proud.

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  • eatmovelove October 1, 2010, 7:26 am

    BBQ sauce hey? Your sauce is what my Spaghetti sauce/salsa/mustard/vinegar combo is to me…it’s beyond nuts at this point…

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  • Jessica (Fit and Clean) October 1, 2010, 7:51 am

    Were you playing a harmonica in the car? LOL! That is the only way we can get out dog to sing :) Glad you made it home safe…

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  • Jillian@ ReshapeYour Life October 1, 2010, 7:57 am

    Maggie cracks me up. Glad you made it home safe and sound, hope all is well on the family front!

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  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman October 1, 2010, 8:11 am

    Bringing a cooler is a great idea. I’ll have to remember that next time I go home and have to venture up the dreaded 95.

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  • tina October 1, 2010, 8:20 am

    omg, those are totally my go to travel snacks- in that order: 1. white choc mac nut clif, 2. almonds, 3. bananas, and then chew a pack of gum- totally LOVE IT!

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  • Ronja October 1, 2010, 8:20 am

    Glad to know you made it home safe!

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  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 1, 2010, 8:31 am

    I love that bone suckin sauce and I love roasted veggies. Sometimes that just makes such a perfect meal. :D

    Glad you’re home and safe!

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  • Anna @ Doing Good & Living Well October 1, 2010, 8:41 am

    Every time I see Bone Suckin’ Sauce at Whole Foods, I think of you! When my current bottle of vidalia onion sauce runs out, I may have to try this out…

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  • Kathleen October 1, 2010, 8:47 am

    I love it! Hilarious. Oh how I wish I could get my dog to get that animated. He’s a Great Dane mix.

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  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee October 1, 2010, 8:51 am

    Getting home is the nicest feeling. I always am surprised how much I’ve missed my cozy little home. It’s nice to “want what you have.” :)

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  • Reenie October 1, 2010, 10:04 am

    haha……James singing ~ so cute ~ glad you’re back home :)

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  • Laurie October 1, 2010, 10:05 am

    Welcome back home Caitlin! I bet ‘singing’ with Maggie makes the time go by fast! How do you get her to do that?

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    • Caitlin October 1, 2010, 10:06 am

      i just howl in a really high pitch and she joins in! I should make a video one day. It’s pretty cute.

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  • Clare October 1, 2010, 10:30 am

    I love your doggies. Feel free to drop them off at my house in Colorado any time. ;)

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  • Lisa October 1, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Poor puppies. I bet car rides are hard on them!

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 1, 2010, 7:27 pm

    The feeling of coming home after a long trip is the best!

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