Over the mountains and through the bumper-to-bumper trafficâ€¦
Our afternoon and evening was eaten by driving to and from Asheville, North Carolina to give the dogs to MomHTP â€“ sheâ€™s amazing for meeting us halfway!
I always feel sad saying goodbye to the pups. Plus, they donâ€™t know whatâ€™s hitting them until we stick them in someone elseâ€™s car and slam the door. One of those moments that I wish animals understood English. â€œWeâ€™re going on vacation but DONâ€™T WORRY! We arenâ€™t abandoning you! Weâ€™re coming back!â€
Iâ€™m glad they have each other. And Iâ€™m glad Iâ€™ve gotten to the point where I can leave them with someone else without bawling.
Crazy dog lady monologue asideâ€¦ Iâ€™m making an effort to balance protein, carbohydrates,and fat in my afternoon snack (instead of straight carbs, like a single piece of fruit), as I think the combination is so much more satisfying and keeps my testy blood sugar from going nuts. On the drive over, I had cashews and Panda Puffs.
Very satisfying indeed!
We met Mom at this cute little bistro right outside of Asheville. Black Mountain Bistro was a diamond in the rough â€“ I canâ€™t believe we just randomly picked such a great restaurant.
Started off with cream of vegetable soup:
And, in an attempt to eat green things, I also ordered the spinach salad. In the mix: mushrooms, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, red onions, boiled egg, and balsamic. Mmm mmm.
While the Husband got a lot of work done on the way to Asheville (dontcha like his serious work face?), I drove and fought the trafficâ€¦
Which means I got to ride shotgun for the dark ride home. Wahoo!