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I’m back!

26 Jul

If you’re expecting a post with healthy alternatives to road and vacation food, workouts, etc., keep clicking. This weekend was one of indulgence, laziness and stretch capri’s ūüôā I left for Indiana on Saturday and got back this afternoon and am completely wiped. The drive turned out to be 10 hours each way instead of 9 hours but on the flip side, Lincoln was a good boy the whole ¬†way.¬†

I am currently going through a love/hate thing with Google Maps. I just got the application on my phone and love that you¬†can see where you are,¬†map things out (duh), etc. I use my phone for texting, calling and Internet but use the applications once in a blue moon. But no more–I am completely addicted to the Google Maps app. However at the¬†same time,¬†I really want to write a rude letter to Google Maps. I put directions into Google Maps on Thursday before I left and put in “give me fastest route” and that one was taking me through VA, WV, OH into IN. Perfect. I’ve driven into WV thousands of time and am comfortable with¬†it. My past experience with Ohio driving though hasn’t been so great. Anyways, that’s another story for another time. What happened is, Google Maps brough me into Ohio on a non interstate road that was also a local road and had a business route. It didn’t connect me to a major interstate or tell me where to pick up the closest interstate highway so I drove on this road the entire way across Ohio. I thought I was going to murder someone. I saw I could pick up I-70 in Richmond. Indiana and was so excited-yay civilization!

I didn’t take too many pictures of food this wknd but will give the highlights of the wknd.

 

Anytime I go to Indianapolis, I have to go to Cafe Patachou. We went to Petite Chou this time in Broad Ripple (my fave area of Indianapolis). If you’re ever in Indianapolis, please check this place out. They have locations throughout the city along with one in the airport. Their breakfast and brunch is amazing (although I’ve always wanted to try their dinner but never get there for it. But maybe Ashley has tried it?and their coffee is to die for.

Animal made an appearance

I had the Broken Yolk Petite Chou on Sourdough Bread with sautéed mushrooms, brie and a fruit cup

I’ve been to Costco a few times in my life and always see the picture of the berry sundae at the food stand but am always too full from a hot dog and soda. Sunday was the day to finally try it

OH

MY

GOD

I think I may join Costco just so I can get these on the regular!

Coming back today, we got stuck in a bit of traffic right near the Kentucky/Tennessee border. Lincoln woke up and  hopped in my lap to drive for a  bit while it was bumper to bumper.

hehe

¬†I had Wendy’s for lunch. I haven’t gotten one of their real burgers in forever. If I do go there, I get the Jr Bacon Cheeseburger but I got the single with cheese and it was absolutely amazing.

Mamma Jamma in front of me? That’s what I like to think at least.

Who knew Tennessee was so pretty?

I even had some time tonight to get to the supermarket, buy some veggies and make a couple of salads for work this wk. I need to pick up some extra veggies when the hippies are out tomorrow because I ran into a co-worker when I was there. I think it’s so weird to see co-workers out in the real world and realize they too have a life. That threw me off a little bit and was kinda out of sorts after that. Anyone else like that?

Despite going to the supermarket, I was really craving some pad thai and gave¬†Thai Thai another chance. I tried¬†Thai Thai for the first time¬†a few weeks ago and didn’t have the best experience but I am one of those people who gives people….and places a second chance. Last time¬† when I ordered from there, I got it spicy so this time I tried a spice level of 1with tofu¬†(which killed me since I like it hot) and it still wasn’t good.

The best I can explain is that the peanut sauce tastes chalky and void of the regular flavor I’d had when eating the pad thai. But still, since I am frugal, will be eating the leftover this wk.

¬†And with that, I’m off. I am about to drop from the drive today and getting back into my normal groove of things. Thanks everyone who emailed to check if I was alive ūüôā Hope everyone’s weeks are off to a great start and as always-staying cooler. People who say global warming doesn’t exist can officially go suck it.

PS-Anyone see this video Pennsylvania Guys? It’s a take off of California Gurls, which I officially cannot stand after hearing it 538 times this weekend.