On The Road… Again

June 15, 2012

And right now I wish I were on an airplane. Seriously Nova?! It’s not even close to rush hour.

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We swung by the bakery before we left for goods and sandwiches and ate them at noon.

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Twin Oaks Tofu and Cheddar for me. A half sandwich on Dakota. Mmmm!

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Plus chips on the side to share… love Route 11!

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And lots of cherries!!

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Can’t wait to see my whole family!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Safe travels! Have fun with your family – always great to recharge! :)

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2 Christine June 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

mmmm…cherries. Bought some from Whole Foods last night and they are fantastic! safe travels, looks like Chi-town traffic these days.

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3 Krissy @ Shiawase Life June 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Yup…that’s good ol’ NoVa…

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4 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Okay, now I have Willie Nelson playing in my head…On The Road Again! lol Despite the traffic, at least you have provisions and each other’s company to bide your time! I always enjoy being alone in the car with my husband on long driving trips…we have had some of the best conversations en route! Enjoy your adventure!

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5 Kat June 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

As a NOVA resident, I feel your pain. Fridays are typically bad from morning to evening rush hour. BTW, I visited a friend at JMU a few weeks back and we visited the Rt. 11 potato chip factory (it’s about 20 miles north of Harrisonburg on 81) which was pretty cool, got to try all of their different flavors!

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6 Cristin June 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

That looks like Tysons/267. Welcome to my world! Friday rush hour in DC/Nova starts at noon.
At least Rte 1 looks good!

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7 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Yum! I love fresh cherries! I’m hoping to pick some up over the weekend to enjoy. Safe travels and have fun with your fam! :)

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8 Rachel C June 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Yes, isn’t NoVA traffic crazy? I drive it everyday and waste about 3-4 hours of my life in traffic…what a shame. Have a nice time and drive safe.

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9 OliePants June 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I love a road trip – and sandwiches! :) Have a safe trip.

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10 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Gotta love the NOVA traffic! I commute in it daily, fun stuff!! Jealous of your chips, love ‘em! Drive safe, hopefully it’ll clear up some for you! They do a lot of construction during the day :(.

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11 Elise June 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

It’s the last day of school in NoVA and most got out around 11 just in time for everyone to jump on the highway for the first summer vacations! Enjoy your trip!

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12 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

That tofu looks so interesting. It is flavored in some way?

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13 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Looks like everyone’s headed out of town for the weekend…by noon on summer Friday :)

Have fun!

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14 Cait's Plate June 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Have so much fun and be safe!

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15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Wow, that looks like quite the bit of tofu! What’s it seasoned with? Good luck with the traffic! :)

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16 Roxanne June 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I thought the tofu was chicken and Kath made a mistake!
It looks quite yummy!

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17 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I was wondering the same thing!

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18 Liz June 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I’m totally loving cherries right now too — I just wish they were a little bit cheaper! I’m also loving Twin Oaks tofu as well — it’s so yummpy and I love that it’s “pre-pressed.” Have a good trip — sorry about the triaffic but it’s totally a way of life in NoVa, be glad you’re in Charlottesville :).

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19 Melanie June 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I live in NoVA and spend a couple hours a day in that traffic – worst part of living in this area! Have a safe trip and enjoy!!

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20 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) June 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I love your pictures! Have fun!

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21 Angel7 June 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I need to find where they sell Route 11 Potato Chips around here.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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22 Annette @FitnessPerks June 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

oooh have FUN!!

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23 Bridget Dongarra June 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

We have cherries here too! Do you choose organic or are those conventional cherries? They seem to be in season so the prices are great and I LOVE cherries. What is your thought on the importance of organic with this particular fruit?

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24 KathEats June 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

They are conventional. I haven’t even seen organic. I wash them well.

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25 Claire June 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

It might be worth it to find organic cherries, as they are on the “dirty dozen” list that are among the worst things to buy conventionally due to the amount of pesticides: http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-214
I keep the list of the “dirty dozen” in my purse when I go to the store, just so I know what to buy organic!
And YUCK to the traffic – we’re driving up 95 tomorrow through NoVa and I’m not looking forward to it!

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26 KathEats June 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I know but I can’t fin them and love cherries!

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27 Jay June 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

There’s no way I’d an arm and leg for organic cherries. Until there’s a long-term randomized trial showing conventional do your body more harm I’ll save my dollars for travels.

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28 Jay June 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

pay* an arm and a leg

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29 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Rush hour on Friday starts at 2PM here in DC. I’m not surprised.

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30 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Have a great trip! That sandwich looks so good!

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31 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Cherries!!! They’re finally cheap now here why the going is good! That sambo looks yum! I need some good gluten free sandwich bread asap!

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32 @FactFinderSteph June 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Man being allergic to soy is so not fun!! Especially when you see pictures of sandwhiches like that!! YUM!

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33 Amanda @ flecksofgreen June 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Traffic is near, if not at, the top of my list of most dreaded things! I find that I get so impatient in traffic and I actively try not to be! Nothing seems to work :(

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34 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

You and your cherries! I’m going to have to buy some from the Farmers Market this weekend since yours always look so good!

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35 Michael Tavallaei June 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

sandwich looks great.

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36 Julie June 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I would be starving if I only ate half a sandwich! I don’t know how you do it and your eating for two…maybe I just have a big appetite ;)

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37 KathEats June 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Small stomach space and reduced appetite, but increased snacking potential

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38 Katie June 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

My kids picked out Dakota today and we just had paninis. We also loaded up on the cherries while at the grocery store’s produce sale – $2.99 lb. $4.99 for 4 lb strawberries, $1.88 pineapples, .99 lb grapes and broccoli, $1.49 peaches plus other produce. The kids each had a medium sized cart and I had a regular cart and we had them full of mostly produce, as usual. How exciting that you get to see your whole family, enjoy your trip!

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39 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) June 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Yep, pretty much have to deal with that traffic every day. It never makes any sense…I’ve given up trying to figure it out. Have a great trip!

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40 delia June 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Didn’t you just go on vacation with your family? It’s almost like you never left.

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41 KathEats June 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Not grandmother, cousins, aunts, uncles and west coasters!

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42 Tiffany June 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Have a great trip!

Have you noticed that the price of TJ’s sunflower has gone up? :( or has it always been $5?

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43 KathEats June 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Yes, it used to be more like $3.50 I think!

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44 Jun June 16, 2012 at 12:10 am

Just wondering… how does tofu taste in a sandwich? As in, paired with bread instead of the typical rice or noodles.

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45 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 16, 2012 at 1:07 am

LOVE cherries. I bought some at the store yesterday and I’m trying to make them last a few days…that’s harder than it seems. I could eat the whole bag in one sitting!

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46 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

Traffic can make you crazy sometimes, but your sandwich looks delicous!

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47 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Nothing says roadtrip like sandwiches! Enjoy your trip, Kath :)

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48 Amanda Whitehurst June 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

What! I live in NoVa and I totally thought I saw you at this froyo place, but I wasn’t sure…did you stop by Josie’s froyo perchance?

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49 KathEats June 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Haha, no, that wasn’t me!

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