One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


More on the Road Shenanigans

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Today’s on the road post comes via Palm Coast Florida. I’m writing this watching Mister Roberts (on TCM) at My Aunt Helen and Great Uncle Al’s (Hi Uncle Al!) Little guy is tucked in and dreaming of Mickey Mouse and we are settled in after another wonderful day on the road.

This morning started with the free breakfast at the hotel. I made the best selections I could, skipping over the cinnamon rolls, muffins, and biscuits with gravy (that wasn’t too hard for me. ;)

Little guy went totally nuts with a HUGE waffle and Fruit Loops. He was ecstatic because I won’t buy traditional "sugary cereals" too often. So they are always a treat for him when we are out.

Soon we were back on the road. I took the first leg again. I like to drive, especially in unpopulated areas where there is rarely traffic. You can just drive and drive and drive and drive. As someone who sits in traffic on a daily basis, it’s a nice change.

Soon the husband wants to stop for breakfast. Yes, you read that right, BREAKFAST. Don’t get me started, let’s just say the husband "can’t eat when he first wakes up" so therefore doesn’t take advantage of the FREE breakfast that was offered at the hotel. He’s also OBSESSED with egg and cheese sandwiches from Burger King so if we are up before 10 and on the road he MUST stop. *sigh* Don’t get me started.

Anyway, while there I decide to get some of those "Apple Fries" they have. They look pretty weak…

But let me tell you.. TASTY! and the pack is only 25 calories!

Back on the road and soon it was time for another gas stop. I picked up these…

Little guy got a lollipop which resulted in a LOT of funny blue faces.

Back on the road and then another snack…

Are you noticing a pattern yet? Eat.. Drive a little… Stop… Eat… Drive a little… Stop… Eat. This whole being on the road thing is TOUGH!

Anyway, in the afternoon we decided to take a detour in Georgia to Jekyll Island. It was GORGEOUS and they had an awesome Sea Turtle Center.

We had a blast taking a break from the road and learning about sea turtles…

Just look at my boys.. this picture just makes me laugh…

And of course the blue tongue surfaced again…

After the sea turtles we decided to eat lunch. I went with a grilled shrimp salad. VERY tasty…

And again with the blue tongue…

The beach was SO close we HAD to go for a stroll…

Little guy was LOVING it…

Like I said, it really was GORGEOUS!

Our pit stop had us refreshed to head back on the road which of course meant another snack…

We were headed to my Great Aunt and Uncle’s for our final night before getting to Disney. I love that we got a chance to visit some family on this trip.

I’ll give you ONE guess what we did when we got there.. go ahead… guess.

Yup.. you got it.. EAT!

And boy did we ever! My Aunt made the most wonderful pot of sauce and we had rigatoni with homemade meatballs, sausage and salad. I didn’t take a picture. I should have. It was a beautiful meal.

After dinner we went for a walk to the pond behind my Aunt and Uncle’s house. There’s a wonderful little bridge where you can feed the fish from…

Although were were visited by something a little bigger…

When we got back to the house it was time for dessert, of course. How do say no to your Great Aunt when she offers to a slice of apple pie? I mean really? ;)

I kid, I could have said no but I didn’t want to. We were having a wonderful time sitting around the table chit chatting and catching up. It was a nice ending to a wonderful day!

Our vacation has been amazing already and we haven’t even gotten to our destination yet! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us tomorrow!

P.S. I snuck on my Aunt’s computer for like 5 min to post this. I don’t have wireless here, hence the lack of links, twitter updates and additional typos (even more then normal, I’m sure. ;)

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    May 31, 2010

    Looks like you are having a BLAST!!! I love road trips…can’t wait until my little one is a little older and enjoys the car and the whole experience. I know you are going to have a BLAST at Disney!!!


    May 31, 2010

    That’s amazing to see a turtle come up so close, and having visited a turtle exhibit beforehand it must have been doubly exciting for your son!


    May 31, 2010

    I love love LOVE road trips. To this day, I still remember the ones we took over the summers. Nothing can replace those memories. I hope you have fun and be safe out there on the road.


    May 31, 2010

    Have you guys ever tried audio books? How old is little guy? Mine is 4 and he LOVED How to Eat Fried Worms.

    I love family fun trips. Hunni and I are planning one to GA this fall.


    May 31, 2010

    Wow! Even though you ate often, I totally appreciate you eating the best you can as often as you did. I go on vacations with no diet strings attached. Of course, that is why I weigh as much as I do and you weigh as much as you do. :P lol


    May 31, 2010

    Love it!! Your driving through my home state, and I’m so glad you guys are having fun! I can’t wait to roadtrip like that with my own family!

    Jody - Fit at 52

    May 31, 2010

    What a wonderful time & I love the pics!!!!! It would have taken me an hour at least to post this! I am very slow at this stuff! :-)

    Krista S.

    May 31, 2010

    I am having so much fun “on the road” with you & your family!! It’s like taking a virtual vacation, which is perfect for me since I’m a total homebody! Love the turtles. How cute. Can’t wait to see what’s up for tomorrow!! =)


    May 31, 2010

    Love this post as we are getting ready to go on a road trip. I’ve been struggling with eating right lately and need to get in “gear.” :) We will be eating a lot of hotel bkfsts so appreciated seeing what you chose. :) Would love to know what you get at fast food places too… ?


    May 31, 2010

    Its amazing what a little fresh air and road trip will do to the stomach!! :) Im full reading what you ate today.. lol
    But I want to replicate that Shrimp salad! oh man looks amazing!
    So jealous you get to be with Mickey! Turn into a kid and enjoy every single moment… I would live at Disney if I could!! :)


    June 1, 2010

    I’m shocked at how big Ryan is! It seems it was yesterday when I watched the GLB videos and he just mumbled stuff I couldn’t understand because he talked in “toddler” language… OMG I’m so old LOL


    June 1, 2010

    I heart Jekyll Island! My daughter has a brick at the Sea Turtle Center! You ate at Blackbeard’s didn’t you? Love their sweet tea and the easy access to the beach

    Mad Woman

    June 3, 2010

    That’s a whole lot of eating but it seems like you’re eating really well! Fantastic pictures, I hope you’re enjoying yourself as much as we all think you are!


    June 5, 2010

    MaryB – We did eat there! LOVED the beach there.

    My husband wants to drive to Disney from NY, and I was DEAD SET against it until I read your posts, I will totally drive there, only if we take our sweet time!! Thanks for enlighting me, I never thought of it as family time only as a ridiculously long car drive!