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 🙂
I want some secret oatmeal cookies, toooooo! They look so crumbly and delicious.
Looking forward to seeing your salad creation 😀
I sooo want a secret oatmeal cookie. Lucky girl!!
So, is Barney butter better than the almond butter I get at Whole Foods? It looks good but I hesitate to order it (since I don’t see any RI retailers that carry it) –
I’m glad you had a wonderful time on your trip and made it home safely.
I LOVE Ruby Tuesday’s salad bar. The zucchini straws are my favorite. Enjoy your salad!
Glad you made it home safely!
Ruby Tuesdays is great! We don’t have them here so I always try to stop at one when I’m south of the border!
Happy to hear you had safe travels!!
Ruby Tuesday’s salad bar is sooooo yummy! Enjoy girl!
Marisa (trim the fat) says
Sounds like a nice visit! Yay for packing snacks!
I’ll profess my own love of the Ruby Tuesday salad bar. It’s how I was introduced to the joy that is edamame, plus their low-fat ranch has more flavor than some full-fat varieties.
good food on the go. glorious!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
what a pleasant farewell breakfast. you’re killing me with those cookies!!! enjoy dinner tonight …
I know a lot of readers eat Larabars so thought I would share here: there has been a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar recall: “General Mills of Minneapolis is recalling two flavors of snack bars: Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie snack bars, distributed nationally, and JamFrakas Peanut Butter Blisscrisp snack bars.
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
Love that Gramps is sporting the KERF shirt again. You know he is going to be rocking that everyday, proudly bragging about his Kath!
Glad you had a fun trip and made it home safe!
I am in love with that farewell breakfast!
Hey Kath, enjoy your salad, and have a safe drive home. It’s supposed to start snowing here in the dash (aka Winston-Salem) in a few hours!
Your grandpa is just so cute I want to give him a hug!
Glad your trip home was safe!
Oh She Glows says
Holy moly do your oats ever look amazing today!!!!
I love grandpa in the KERF shirt- I can’t wait til mine arrives!!! I will send you a pic 🙂
Random question when you get a chance – which color of the bare minerals are you using? I bought some today to try it out – I bought fair, and I feel like I have a similar complexion as you…but it seems so pale! Just wondering what you’re using.
Looks like you had a great time Kath… love the shots of food on your pants 🙂
Gorgeous farewell breakfast!!
Hooray for making it home safely!!
What a fun day!!
I do love the Ruby Tuesday salad bar too… and their chicken chili!
Becca A says
If Baltimore was anything like York today that was just the beginning of the snow!
I am in love with all of those dishes! They are so pretty!
Question: did that yogurt taste really cheesecake-y? I’ve tried “cheesecake” flavored yogurts but they always end up tasting more like the fruit they’re paired with. Thanks, Kath!
I want an oatmeal cookie! they look amazing 🙂 glad you had a good trip and had no traffic! and big yum to ruby tuesday salad bar 🙂
Your grandpa is adorable! And how precious is that tea cup! I need to keep an eye out for cups like that!
Red Head, Yellow Dog says
That’s wonderful that you got to exercise with your mom! that’s one of my favorite things about visiting home 🙂
glad you made it home with no traffic! traffic karma is always awesome
love the cookie, I have never heard of Luna tea cakes?!
“Old folks gym” LOL! I hope your sweet uncle kicks your butt for that!
I can’t believe there was no traffic around DC today
Yummy….Secret Oatmeal Cookies!:)
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Wow, what a fun time you had!
I’m so angry I just purchased a peanut butter cookie larabar and it’s one of the bars being recalled.
Betsy in Pgh says
I love all the fancy wares… that’s one of the things I love about eating at my Granma’s house.
such a cute pic of your family. those cookies look really good too.
Ruby Tuesdays has the best salad bar! They also have the best veggie burgers!!!!
glad u had a good time w/ the fam
Yes, it’s by far the best almond butter ever. It’s roasted, very creamy and slightly sweet. And it grows on you!
Oh She Glows,
Yes, please send me your pic!! Anyone with KERF gear gets a huge photo shout out!!
I use Fairly Light and think it’s a great fit for my skin. It’s hard to see on, but that’s the point, right? Perhaps you got a little too light?
It was 100% strawberry and 0% cheesecake. I agree – they are never cheesy enough.
I HAVE to buy some Barney Butter soon – I’m just waiting until my other stash runs out 🙂
Glad you made it home safe! It was snowing here in VA most of the day.
Looks like you had a great time visiting your family. Thanks for inspiring me to eat healthier! I ate horribly over the weekend and need to get back on track.
I just have to say that the teacup and dish are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I would have a hard time not taking it with me, hehe.
Do you add any sweeteners to your teas?
Do you know how to make the zucchini squash carrot marinated salad that Ruby Tuedsay’s used to have on their salad bar?