Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Are We There Yet? Road Trippin

Shoot,  where do I start?
Mom, where are we?  How far are we now?  You just passed the rest stop, I had to go!
Can we eat, I'm hungry (that was more from the Mr.) How far are we now?  C'mon, who was that?Sorry, open your windows....yup, road trippin with boys.

We're HOME!  Thank GOODNESS!
Naaaa, in all seriousness our road trip to Florida from Toronto was pretty great, minus the lack of veggies in my diet while driving.
We ONLY stopped at fast food restaurants on the way there - we were trying to conserve time and sanity really.
The boys were in their glory with all the burgers/sliders/fries/pop they could find.  Me?  I missed my apples and bananas and salads (truth be told, I just missed my kitchen).  It didn't phase them a bit.

Here is a brief overview of our 2.5 days of driving:

Friday April 13th, midnight - Leave Toronto (so sleepy, cant sleep in the car)
Stop in Grove City - 5am - sleep for 4 hours (thank goodness for Microtel Hotels and the manager who gave us a discount since we were only there a few hours)
Get up, first stop, McDonald's breakfast - me, a bagel with egg and cheese, Little Ugh, pancake breakfast, Mr. BM a steak and egg breakfast sandwich??!!  We don't have THOSE in Canada!  (first sighting of things Canadians miss out on)
DRIVE, get gas and snacks
pretty sure we don't have this flavor in Toronto

DRIVE, go to the bathroom, get refreshments so that we can hear more "you just passed a rest stop!"
DRIVE, get gas, snacks, bathroom and drinks
Friday night 7pm - stop in Huntersville North Carolina, check in (favorite hotel on the trip, the Comfort Suites)
Stop in to Cook Out.  I was completely in awe of their value menu.... chicken anyone?

We all got burgers, personally I figured it was the safest food to eat on a road trip (I have a fear of needing to use the washroom NOW when driving)  Aside from the amazing prices (we all ate for under $15.00) I wasn't wowed.
But I do have to say the milkshakes were to DIE for.  Freshly hand made. Go check out their website, they have more than 30 flavors!
Little Ugh had a mint chocolate chip and I had a banana berry - each were LOADED and mine was chalk full of chunks of berries and bananas, I needed a spoon at the end to eat my fruit (YAY, FRUIT!)

Swim and a sleep to be rested for our trek to Atlanta (and Georgia`s largest flea market stop).
Saturday April 14th
Drive - stop into the flea market.  I don't know where you live but just outside Atlanta they sell roosters and chickens at theirs!
Ever see Friends? Joey and Chandler have a duck and a chicken....it took everything to convince the Mr. that we cannot bring a rooster across the border!

Ok, back on the road to Atlanta.  The Mr and Little Ugh's home away from home.  They visit Falcon's training camp yearly in August so of course they had to stop and show me where the stay, eat, shop, take pictures, pee.  We stopped into Dick's and Sports Authority so that they could buy Falcon gear on the cheap.
Gas up, back on the road to Tifton where we spend the night.
We ate at Zaxby's.  Pretty impressed with this little fast food chain.  All things chicken.
I had a salad.  Yup, needed some veggies.
Sunday April 15th
ALRIGHT its check in day!
Get up, breakfast of champions - yogurt and oatmeal!  I like the hotels that provide you a free brekkie :)
Driving straight to St. Petersburg!  But first, a stop at a roadside welcome to Florida center to pick up a couple oranges - YAY fruit

Drive a teeeeeensy bit farther, itching to just get to our destination
Pull up to our rental house for the week around 3pm, pay the kid to unload the PACKED truck while we enjoy the views from our balcony.....

Let wedding week begin!
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  1. ooooh from Canada to Florida...been there done that :) So happy for you! I still miss Ketchup Chips from Canada and Vachon Cakes (in Quebec only I guess!) Way to go!

  2. I love road trips! Can't wait to read more!