Mom and I were jocks again this morning and hit the old folks gym at 6:45. I started with about 40 minutes on an elliptical and ended up running 20:26 minutes at a 2.0 incline at level 6.6 on the treadmill. Superstitious, eh!? There was a nice elderly man running on the treadmill faster than my mom was walking!!
After packing up our room, we headed up to the apartment for a farewell breakfast.
I had my leftover portion of oatmeal from yesterday reheated with some blueberries and 2% milk. Plus a tiny crumbled oatmeal cookie and a squirt of a Barney Butter packet. I had Mom and Gram try the remaining 1/3 of the packet. I think they are each going to order a jar!
I also had a bowl of fresh citrus. Love this little antique bowl!
And as “part of this complete breakfast,” some pulp-y orange juice. I LOVE the pulp!
Oh, and some tea!
A Southerner enamored by snowfall!! It started snowing just as we left.
Goodbye Gram + Pop, Smote + Murph! Thanks for the wonderful visit. Hope we can come back soon.
Mom and I set out around 10:00 in the snow for our journey home. We had planned to find a nice place to eat along the way, but we weren’t hungry at Fredricksburg and were through Petersburg before we knew it, and the last stop was a grimy Subway in a gas station before we hit the barren stretch of I-85. So, we decided to just make a lunch out of snacks, push through and have an early dinner. Luckily I still had a yogurt from the trip up (cooler –> fridge –> cooler) and an apple. Mom and I shared this Luna cake.
Plus the last of the trail mix –
And another of my aunt’s secret oatmeal cookies 🙂 I love how tiny they are too. It’s been hard not to eat them all day with a tupperware full of them in the back seat.
We just made it home at 4pm – no traffic!! Not a lick of it anywhere near Washington either. We’re relaxing for an hour and then heading out to dinner with my parents to the Ruby Tuesday’s salad bar. I can’t WAIT for a huge salad!!
See ya in my third city of the day 🙂