Choate's Family Diner (Jerome, Id) 3 meat hashbrowns
Diners

Choate’s Family Diner (Jerome, Id)

I didn’t think I would I would make it to a diner in Idaho. I couldn’t seem to find any along our route that was open when we stopped, after stopping for the night in Twin Falls, Id. We stumbled upon Choate’s Family Diner in Jerome, Id.

Choate's Family Diner (Jerome, Id)

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Krolls Diner Bismark, Nd steak and eggs
Cross Country Move, Diners

Kroll’s Diner (Bismarck, ND)

When in North Dakota, I knew I wanted to go to a diner. It seemed like the logical choice was Kroll’s Diner. Kroll’s Diner has four locations in Bismarck, Mandan, Minot and Fargo. Side note, I think Minot wins as the worst pace to be stationed in the Air Force.

We headed to Kroll’s Diner in Bismarck for brunch. We planned to get take out and I’m glad we did. Since masks are not required in North Dakota, not a single person in Kroll’s Diner was wearing one. I was the only one and I stuck out like a sore thumb!

Krolls Diner Bismark, Nd

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Road Tripping with Zone Perfect Bars
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Road Tripping with Zone Perfect Bars

Due to a move and getting settled in, we’ve been traveling a lot. Often times, I find myself hungry at odd hours, so it’s been important to have snacks on the go. I like ZonePerfect Bars because you can find them at Dollar General, which has been easy to do while moving across the country.

Our days, schedules, and lives have been anything but routine. That seems like the theme of this year, though. Since many people have opted for traveling via car this year, I thought I would share a few tips I use for staying healthy on a road trip. This isn’t limited to healthy eating, but overall wellness when on the open road too. Wherever you are in your fitness and nutrition journey, ZonePerfect Bars can fit in.

Why ZonePerfect Bars?

You can find ZonePerfect Bars at Dollars Generals around the country. Moving from East to West, there have been plenty of Dollar General stores along the road.

ZonePerfect Bars have up to 15g of protein and taste great.

They sit well in the stomach. I’ve been able to eat one and be running within minutes with no stomach aches or cramps.

Plus, ZonePerfect guarantees you will love the taste of their bars. If you don’t, they’ll give you your money back!

There are two categories of ZonePerfect Bars:

ZonePerfect Macros Bars: All ZonePerfect Macros Bars have 15g protein, 1-2g sugar and 18 vitamins and minerals. They have a balanced blend of macros. While I don’t count macros, many people do, so that is reassuring!

ZonePerfect Classic Bars: ZonePerfect Classic Bars have up to 15g protein, up to 19 vitamins and minerals and no artificial sweeteners.

At Dollar General, ZonePerfect Bars are also on Sale:

ZonePerfect Macros Bar buy 2 for $3

ZonePerfect Classic Bar buy 2 for $2

A Few More Tips to Staying Healthy While on a Road Trip:

Don’t Text/Social Media and Drive. Don’t do it now or ever. There is no excuse.

Wear Sunscreen. You can burn in your car! Typically you’re more likely to get burned on your left.

Pack Snacks: If you pack snacks like ZonePerfect Bars, you’re less likely to stop. We saved both time and money by already having packed snacks.

Pack Water: We travel with a gallon of water in our car to save time and money while traveling.

Make Sure to Stop: This year it is daunting to travel during a pandemic. Stop at gas stations and rest stops when necessary. But to stretch the legs, find a nice park or outdoor spot to stop. This ensures you stay safe.

Keep a First Aid Kit: You never know when you’ll need it.

Take a Break When Tired: There is no shame in stopping and taking a break or crashing at a hotel early. In college, I once needed to stop 90 minutes from my house because I became an unsafe driver. It’s okay, and remember to choose the safer option.

Thank you to ZonePerfect Bars for sponsoring this post. Whether you are trying to stay healthy while on a road trip or just want a healthy snack, ZonePerfect bars are a great option. Plus, ZonePerfect Bars are accessible and on sale at Dollar General stores across the country.

Questions for you:

How do you stay healthy while on a road trip?

Have you tried ZonePerfect Bars?

Saucony Endorphin Shift Review
Gear Review, Running

Saucony Endorphin Shift Review

The next shoe up from the Saucony Endorphin Collection is the Saucony Endorphin Shift. Of the three models in the Saucony Endorphin collection, the Saucony Endorphin is made for training. It’s most similar to an already staple shoe from Saucony: The Ride 13. 

Saucony Endorphin Shift Review

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Cross Country Move

Moving During the Pandemic

No one wants to move during the pandemic, but we had no choice.

To be honest, moving during Coronavirus is a daunting task. Moving across the country is scary but moving during Covid-19 makes you question everything you do. You want to see friends and family members before you go but also want to be safe. You also have a moving company packing and unpacking all of your stuff. The thought of other people touching every single object right now I owned was scary!

If you follow me on social media, you know a few snafus happened during our move pack up:

  • The Car Shipping company lost our keys (and every car key on the truck). We had to overnight our dinky key and need to get new keys remade.
  • The movers and the van driver got into a large fight which ended up in our movers walking out mid pack. (And yes the military hired a “full service professional moving company”. Had we known all of this would happen we would have moved ourselves. My husband and I had to help pack the van (the moving services repacked it elsewhere).
  • My cat disappeared and was ultimately found in the ceiling of our basement. When you think your cat is missing on moving day, you go as far as to use the “NextDoor App” and offer a 1000 reward to anyone who finds him.

After all of the craziness, we were finally able to begin our cross country move during the pandemic.

When contemplating the options to move across the country (drive or fly), we settled on driving. Why? It seemed like more fun, but also I’m not entirely sure my comfort level on a commercial airplane during the Covid-19 outbreak. I knew in the car we could control who we saw and who we came into contact with.

Tim and I’s travel style is very low key. We didn’t have checkpoints or places we needed to be by a certain date and planned it as we went. I would call hotels while we were driving and see what was available for the day. Based on the 10-11 day travel span, we knew we needed to get between 300-400 miles (5-6 hours of driving). We wanted to spend a day out west somewhere; we didn’t know where either.

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