I am in love with this hotel!! I feel like we are in our new space in Charlottesville – a modern high-rise condo – and am really liking it. We haven’t even begun to make a decision about what to rent there, but I’m really leaning towards condo over house at the moment. Really, I just want something super modern. My whole life I’ve lived in older houses (my parents’ house was built in 1833) and I’ve been obsessed with modern things since I was young. Our current house was built in 1982 and has all the touches of the ’80s. I doubt we could afford to buy a super modern place, but since we’ll be renting for a year in Cville, I’m sure we can find something to rent.
It was super fun to sleep in!! And not have to get up and go workout – just head straight into breakfast! [I’m taking today off of formal exercise to prime my legs for my 10 mile run scheduled for tomorrow!]
But since we have a kitchen and pots and I brought a snack bag of oatmeal toppings, we brought up some items from the breakfast bar (which was very fancy!) and made breakfast up in our condo 🙂
Instant oatmeal (Quaker, why must you add guar gum and caramel color to your plain oats?!!)
(I usually carry some rolled oats in a baggie and didn’t bring those – d’oh – the one time I have a stovetop! I’m probably the only person in the world to make instant oats on the stove top but I had to give it a try with the hopes that the banana and milk/water combo helped with the texture and flavor. Sadly I don’t think it was worth the trouble. They still tasted 100% instant 🙁 )
Everyone travels with chia seeds, right!?
Banana, milk and GO
The Mix for TWO people:
- 2 packets Quaker instant original
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 carton milk
- 1/2 cup water
Heat on stove top till thick. OR microwave on power level 5 for 2-3 mins.
- Galaxy Granola,
- 1 to-go packet of Barney Butter (you can order them from the BB website) (MY how I’ve missed BB!!)
- A dollop of Dannon All Natural Vanilla (so happy to see an all natural yogurt at a hotel that’s not fat free and filled with artificial sweeteners! But it is still high in sugar…me like plain!)
We also shared two little oranges
Because we are coffee snobs, we attempted to put our own EarthFare coffee into the hotel filter with a funnel of paper. It worked!! But it was NOT worth the trouble, as our coffee tasted pretty awful in drip form. I really don’t like drip coffee very much! French press all the way!
Matt and I are going to shower and then noodle our way around Davidson’s campus. I hear there’s a pig pickin at the SAE house?! I’m thinking about stealing away 2 hours and going to the coffee shop near campus to just decompress….that sounds like SO much fun right now!
Happy First Day Of Spring!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM!!!!!!!!!!