Driving Mile Musings (1850 miles)

After a week of being on the road, it is certainly nice to just sit and relax for a few days and not worry about driving.  As I said on the way to Texas, a driving recap is like a race recap.  You go for a certain amount of time, stop to eat, drink and use the restroom and keep on going.  So I’ll recap it like a training log except I have plenty of photos. The drive actually wasn’t bad because we stopped a lot along the way, made new friends, saw old friends and saw plenty of different sites.  In total we covered about 1850 miles and saw 9 different states (totaling 17 states this year).

A lot of these photos appeared on my instagram but I thought I would share anyways because I like to caption photos longer than my instagram hashtags.

In unproper blogging technique I had dinner at California Pizza kitchen last week with Stephanie and didn’t take any photos.  It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I could see her before we left.

Leaving San Antonio there were huge floods and so much rain.
Leaving San Antonio there were huge floods and so much rain.
In you follow me on instagram, you know I chronicle my adventures with my 23 year old bear Bloomie.  (nicknamed Bloomz).  So much rain.
In you follow me on instagram, you know I chronicle my adventures with my 23 year old bear Bloomie. (nicknamed Bloomz). So much rain.
Stopping for a run in Houston.  This was one of the most mentally challenging runs I've had in a while.  It was pouring rain, windy and cold.  My legs were stiff and sore but I made it through and felt a lot better...afterwords.
Stopping for a run in Houston. This was one of the most mentally challenging runs I’ve had in a while. It was pouring rain, windy and cold. My legs were stiff and sore but I made it through and felt a lot better…afterwords.
Raw oysters in Pensacola.  Perfect.
Raw oysters in Pensacola. Perfect.
I like to pose with statues...because well who doesn't?
I like to pose with statues…because well who doesn’t?  “It’s for the blog…don’t worry about it”.  
Pit stop in Florida!
Pit stop in Florida!
Had to take a photo of Bloomz in Florida too.
Had to take a photo of Bloomz in Florida too.
Running in Florida was gorgeous.
Running in Florida was gorgeous.
I had to stop and use the rest room and they made me buy something to use the restroom.  It was fine since I like dr. pepper anyways.  The thing was this gas station didn't sell any coffee but did sell hookah.  WTF.  It was at the point we knew we should get out of there.
I had to stop and use the rest room and they made me buy something to use the restroom. It was fine since I like dr. pepper anyways. The thing was this gas station didn’t sell any coffee but did sell hookah. WTF. It was at the point we knew we should get out of there.
Of course seeing Laura in Atlanta was a lot of fun!
Of course seeing Laura in Atlanta was a lot of fun!
The best egg and smoked salmon sandwhich ever.  It was just so big I didn't even know how to eat it.  I just stuffed it in my mouth like a proper and polite date would.
The best egg and smoked salmon sandwich ever. It was just so big I didn’t even know how to eat it. I just stuffed it in my mouth like a proper and polite date would.
Touring the coke museum
Touring the coke museum
Yes I need to take photos with all the coke people...it's for the blog.  I need to look like I exist outside of running.
Yes I need to take photos with all the coke people…it’s for the blog. I need to look like I exist outside of running.
If you know me then you know Which Which is my favorite sandwhich shop ever.  I will miss it on the East coast!
If you know me then you know Which Which is my favorite sandwhich shop ever. I will miss it on the East coast!
Stopping at a Japanese restaurant was especially tasty (and pretty).
Stopping at a Japanese restaurant was especially tasty (and pretty).
My first real cold weather run.  I haven't run in 40 degrees in over 8 months.
My first real cold weather run. I haven’t run in 40 degrees in over 8 months.
I also ran with deer for about a mile.  The family of four was running parallel to me.   They eventually stopped and peeled off.
I also ran with deer for about a mile. The family of four was running parallel to me. They eventually stopped and peeled off.

 

And that is all I really have for real life adventures from traveling.  Though this is a lot of photos.  I had a great time full of good runs, eating and adventures.  (much like what vacation should be like).  I would say I’m happy to settle down into a routine but in reality I don’t have a routine until I officially move to New Jersey (sometime in Mid November).

Questions for you:

1. Do you like road trips?

2. What is your favorite cuisine?

I really like Greek food and sushi.