Part I: From Bald Head To Fayetteville
Our first destination on our way home was Fayetteville to have lunch with the Gipsons! Aunt Becky is Karen’s younger sister, who is married to Uncle Corey. The cousin bunch are Patrick (who is in NYC), Megan and Ryan – plus doggie Sadie!
We joined them for a chili lunch – so great to catch up and exchange gifts. I received these cozy, fuzzy gloves!
It was a perfect cold day for a big bowl of chili
Complete with cheddar and chips for dip and crunch
I wanted to eat fudge and cookies and more, but I settled on a taste of toffee for dessert
After a round of hugs, we were off on our 5 hour trek to Charlottesville.
Part II: Fayetteville To Richmond
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!
Four hours of me in the drivers seat and our car drove straight to Whole Foods!! I did a bit of research before we left this morning and realized a trip to the Short Pump Whole Foods right outside of Richmond would be perfect timing for dinner and we could pick up groceries before the last little bit of our trip home. Even more exciting was that this was the biggest and best WF I have ever been in !
THREE HUGE salad / hot bar stations. HUGE selection!!
Romantic dinner for two
You don’t want to know how much two giant jam-packed salads cost, but you DO want to know that they were worth every penny. So many fun things to taste.
Highlights in my box were:
- 3 kinds of kale (all amazing)
- 2 kinds of sweet potato (ditto)
- 3 kinds of tofu
- Wheatberry + raisin salad
I did manage to fill the bottom part with a bunch of plain, raw veggies too – but they weren’t as memorable ; )
We also picked up a GLORIOUS week’s worth of groceries. They are in our trunk, hopefully enjoying the below-freezing weather. One advantage of winter over summer traveling!
Part III: Short Pump To Charlottesville
It may be dark, but I smell cows! This drive went by so fast with my audio book, Prep. I’m enjoying it very much.
20 miles left to Charlottesville as I type this!
10 days to recuperate.
Then it’s off again – to Dillon, Montana for 2-3 weeks of Great Harvest training.
But those 10 days are going to be jam packed. Tomorrow is Karen’s surgery, so we’ll be on call for the next few days to take care of her while she’s in and hopefully quickly out of the hospital. She is excited for us to cook for her all week, and we have a fantastic meal plan ready to put into motion!