Vacation to Nowhere.
OI! I didn’t mean to drop off the face of the planet after my last post. I was busy traveling to east of Nowheresville for a few days.
I’d tell you where we went, but I’m not really sure. Mostly we just drove around endlessly in the mountains on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Did you know that that’s where Christmas trees come from? I didn’t. Maybe not all of them come from that region, but we drove through thousands of growing Christmas trees.
And yes, you jerk, I know they were Christmas trees and not just conifers growing in the wilderness. Want to know how? 1) Conifers don’t grow in perfect rows naturally. 2) The signs said Christmas tree farm names.
I spent most of my trip snapping pictures and uploading them to Instagram (@heyjoob) so my band of loyal followers (all 31 I’m up to on there) can know exactly what I’m doing, when I’m doing it, and what it looks like.
Like Friday night’s dinner for example. We found a restaurant called “The Tropical Grill” on Google before we left and decided to give it a whirl. It was this hole in the wall with really cute atmosphere in a hippy town. I got the caribbean salad (grilled tilapia, mango cilantro salsa, guacamole, + veggies) with a side of fried yucca.
It was a really delicious meal but too much. I ended up hoisting half the yucca off on Seth and not finishing my salad
On Saturday we drove past this place and I insisted we eat there. It looked more Scottish on the outside than it did on the inside. Inside it was just a diner with metal frame chairs and plaid tablecloths. Surprisingly enough, the salad bar they had was really nice & fresh so I got that with some grilled chicken.
We were bound and determined to get some BBQ while in NC and we read good reviews about this place. I would say the food was great but it was after a generously poured wine tasting and I think anything would have been “authentic & awesome” in my head. I managed to clean my plate, like a good girl this time, and follow it up with dessert. Homie don’t mess around.
I don’t mess around with soda either. I hate that garbage. That cup had some quality tap H2O in it.
In other news!!!
I begin Roger‘s program tonight! As it’s Rog’s brain & creative juices at flow, I’m not going to share too much about what I’m doing. I will say this, though, it is completely different from anything I have done since I started weight training. I’m only in the gym doing strength work 2x a week. Another 2x a week I will be outdoors in the beautiful fields of VA.
Dumbbell throwing may be involved. Yeah. You read that right. I hope it rains so I get muddy and look more badass than I really am.