Wow are we impressed with the Wingate Inn!! Don’t know if it’s in contrast to our frontier hotels from the past two nights or what, but everything here is so nice! The fluffy bed with down pills, the citrus-smelling shampoo and soap, the towels that smell like clean laundry, the extensive continental breakfast. Definitely recommend this hotel!
The past two nights we have debated exercising in the morning, but we’ve had to be up so early anyways that would have meant a 5AM wake-up and we decided it wasn’t worth it. We have plenty of time to exercise the rest of the week 🙂
So we roused and went down for breakfast.
I decided I was in the mood for cereal when I saw they had some whole grain options. I got a packet of Total Raisin Bran and some Cheerios. Plus a banana
And – some old fashioned peanut butter. Folks, trans-fats will not hurt you in a tablespoon portion a few times a year.
My bowl was delish
But not the mooooost filling. I think something about hot thick oats makes them stick to your ribs!
The coffee was rather meh, so I’m keeping my eye out at the airport.
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Gotta get there soon – our flight leaves at 8:45 and we should be back in Charlotte by 5PM if all goes well. Lunch will be in Minneapolis and hopefully our hour layover (almost wrote hangover!) will be enough time to grab something hot. Otherwise the snack bag it is!
Daria @ Daria Can Cook says
I love a good hotel stay. Then again, maybe I just love vacations.
Have a safe flight!
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
Glad to hear you are enjoying your hotel! Can’t go wrong with Honey Nut O’s!!! 😉
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Good luck getting home! I’ve never been a fan of peanut butter in cold cereal; I think I miss the melt
kay (eating machine) says
yay for good hotels!
and your trans fat statement made me smile 🙂
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Maybe you will develop a hangover after the layover? Just a thought. 🙂
Have a great trip home! 😀
Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries says
haha i have the SAME theory on hot oats sticking to you to keep you full longer!! the cereal sounds good, though–i haven’t had cheerios in too long!
have a great time!
Christa @ Antz on a Blog says
Nothing is better than a good hotel stay!
There is a place called French Meadow in the MSP airport. If it’s anything like it’s non-airport counterpart in Mpls, it should be pretty tasty, give you lots of healthy options AND have excellent coffee.
I love a mixture of cereals – so good! Have a safe trip back – hopefully no delays.
Cereal never holds me over eaither! Have a safe flight and enjoy an hour in my favorite city: MSP!
Cara (Cara Craves...) says
You can never go wrong with good ol’ fashion cereal!
Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life says
Breakfast looks so good.. It is weird sometimes cereal hold me over sometimes it doesn’t!
Traveling can make you feel like you have a hangover sometimes, ha ha. Glad you had a nice stay and I definitely agree about cereal, it just doesn’t do it for me the way oats do 😉
Never had pb in cold cereal. I can’t imagine it would mix well.
Have a safe trip!
have a safe, quick flight home! you can always find a healthy alternative even when the selection isn’t awesome, good for you!
christie, honoring health says
Thank you for the comment about the PB. I hate when I people think it’s the end of the world when you eat something once or twice a year! There are a lot of worse things 🙂
Have a safe flight! 🙂
Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life says
I love cereal, but since it’s gotten cold out, I’ve been a huge fan of oatmeal 🙂
safe travels ms. kath and mr. matt!
Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says
I love Cheerios with banana! It’s one of my favorite meals! I usually have a glass of milk with it to make it more filling!
Have a safe flight home!
Have a safe trip home! The Minneapolis airport has great food options–not just McDonald’s and Panda Express for once 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve loved seeing all the gorgeous pictures of Montana–and the yummy-looking beers!
Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers says
i love cheerios – takes me back to my childhood! i’ve neve put peanut butter in my cereal though! have a safe flight, kath.
Jenn (www.j3nn.net) says
Something about that little tiny peanut butter pack is adorable lol. 🙂
I have YET to find a good coffee! Anything you recommed (since you are becoming a coffee-tista, haha)?? I’m glad your hotel experience was a good one! Hope you have a safe flight back 🙂
Seconding the French Meadow in the MSP airport! So good.
I love continental breakfasts because you can always have something you never buy at home…surprised the PB has trans fats though, even though it definitely is ok once in a blue moon! Have a safe flight!
I think Wingate has always been one of my favorite hotels. The first time I stayed there, I never wanted to leave the bed 🙂
Kristen @ frostingandfroth.com says
Ah, I love staying in nice hotels. One of life’s best frills. 🙂 Have a safe trip home!
Mama Pea says
If hangover really lasted for only an hour, I’d be drinking like a fish…er…a Bocker bear.
Simone @ P:T says
bleh coffee is the worst (then again, I work in a high class coffee shop so I am really picky..unless it is 4am or something and then there is no way my tastebuds are awake enough to care)….BUT, yay for great hotels and breakfast buffets!!! Have a safe trip home!
Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) says
You should stop at French Meadow Bakery Cafe – it is my favorite in MPLS airport! It serves fresh, organic foods!
Happy travels! I am going to miss the MT pictures…can you tell I have become obsessed with MT?
Very true. Trans fats are ugly, but honestly, enjoy them once and a while! haha
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for the totally sane perspective on exercise and trans-fats!! Caitlin mentioned something the other day about taking a look at your health from a larger scope, not a day-to-day “good” or “bad”. It’s really something that I’m working on, too!
I love that outlook on trans fat – everything in moderation, trans fats included. Plus – what’s a breakfast without nut butter?! Not breakfast at all! 😉
Enjoy your day, and have a safe flight!
Hallie (Healthy Twists) says
I wish cereal was more filling! I think it’s best as a crunchy snack, or I need to have it with yogurt and flaxseed to keep me full for any length of time.
Beth @ DiningAndDishing says
Hope you have a very safe trip back!! What an awesome vacation/ business trip :O)
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
Have a safe trip home Kath! I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip. 🙂
Waving at my desk! I will add another vote for French Meadow 🙂
Just read your “tweet” – CONGRATS! 🙂
i love when hotels have a god breaky! have a great day traveling!
Just read your twitter status! Congrats!!!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
glad you liked your hotel – a nice one makes a difference!
on the rocks says
Sounds like a successful trip!
Those are the peanut butter packets our dining halls have! They are huge trans-fat fans! 🙁
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I can only eat cereal as a snack for that very reason. Otherwise I’m a snacking machine about 30 minutes after breakfast.
I totally would have loaded up on the whole grain cereals–I am that annoying chick who stuffs her purse (or her mother’s) with fruit and cereal at the free breakfast bar:)
I agree. After getting used to eating oatmeal so much more often, cereal just doesn’t cut it most of the time now!