Food On The RoadPosted: June 18, 2012
Happy Bachelorette Day! I’m blogging during commercial breaks, so forgive me if this post is a little choppy. Gotta get me some Emily! I’ll admit I wasn’t totally sold on her at the beginning, but she has since become probably my favorite Bachelorette yet. I just love her realness, and her commentary is hilarious!
Okay, so anyway…
Today was a travel day for me, so after a few hours at work and a morning snack of an orange, I hit the road. I think it’s pretty well known by now that driving is definitely not one of my favorite activities, but it’s kind of crazy how things don’t seem quite as bad when you’re getting paid to do them. That said, my afternoon on the road pretty much flew by, and before I knew it, I was checking into my hotel for my very first business trip!
I brought my lunch with me because I knew I’d get hungry along the way: Colby Jack cheese stick + Kashi crackers + (Crunchy) PB&J on wheat bread (packed in the end of the bread bag).
Plus one of these ice cold teas as a special treat:
(Don’t worry, I snapped the pictures before I started driving!)
After I got settled into my hotel, I met up with the coworker I’ll be working with on the road. He is based in Buffalo, NY and I’ve only spoken with him over the phone thus far, so it was nice to finally be able to put a name to a face. He knows so much about what we do, and I’m really looking forward to working with him because I know I’ll be able to learn a lot.
On a recommendation from the woman working at the bistro at our hotel, we headed down to the riverfront area for dinner. We found tons of cool restaurants right on the water, and I definitely wished the weather would’ve been a little bit nicer. Even so, we ended up at a great BBQ restaurant with a huge patio and lots of delicious sounding options. The place seemed like it would be a blast on a warm summer night – they even have line dancing night on Tuesdays! Interesting…
My coworker ordered the “fried green tomatoes” as his appetizer and offered to let me try them out. I was a little hesitant, but I had one, and they were actually really great. Kind of like an onion ring… only a tomato.
(Oh, and for the record, when I started to say “this might be a little weird but…” and pulled out my camera, he said something like “oh you take pictures! nice!” and was totally cool with it. Good thing too because I don’t want to have to feel weird taking pictures the entire time traveling, and now I know I won’t have to.)
For my entrée, I ordered the lime grilled chicken, topped with peppers, onions, and tomatoes, with baked beans and a salad on the side, plus their complimentary corn bread.
I was totally starving (despite also snacking on an apple and a handful of grapes right before we went) and pretty much cleaned my plate – except for the onions. I saved the cornbread for last and planned on that being my dessert, but then when we got back to the hotel, these happened:
There was a dish of them at the at the front desk, and I thought they were going to be kind of stale tasting, but boy was I wrong. They were chewy and totally, totally delicious. And since I really struck up some kind of bond with the woman from the restaurant in the lobby, she let me snag a milk to go with them for free. Score!
I just picked out my clothes for tomorrow and cleared out a space to do my workout in the morning, so I’m all ready to go! This king bed is feeling extra comfy, but there are no excuses. The only thing is that I wish I’d brought the cord to connect my laptop to the TV, because it’s going to be tough watching TurboFire on such a tiny screen. Oh well, if it doesn’t work out, there’s always the hotel gym!