That’s how many miles I drove yesterday.
It was a long drive, but somehow I managed to chop off an entire hour of my estimated time. Including my two pit stops, I made it up to Marquette shortly after six hours on the road, which is a lot better than the seven that Mapquest predicted!
(taken at a stoplight, of course )
The first half of the drive actually went by pretty fast. I alternated between listening to my new audio book and listening to music.
(Side note: I originally wanted Hunger Games and actually ordered it last week on Amazon, but, being the genius that I am, I accidently had it shipped to Traverse City. Doh! I ended up stopping at a bookstore on my way out of town and picking this up last minute.)
After crossing the bridge, it was all highway driving (B-O-R-I-N-G!) until I got to Marquette which made time drag by. Luckily, I did have some pretty scenery to look at and got to see a gorgeous a sunset.
I didn’t have much of a dinner because not only was my stomach kind of bothering me, but I was so anxious to just be done driving that I was too impatient to stop for food. I ended up eating a Clif protein bar at around 6:30 when my stomach started grumbling.
Like I said, not much of a meal. I definitely regretted that decision later because I woke up in the middle of the night absolutely starving!
Lunch yesterday was much more substantial, however, and quite delicious as well. I met up with Mindy at Qdoba and we enjoyed our tasty lunches outside (totally loving this warm weather!)
Naked chicken queso burrito for me:
Rice, black beans, chicken, corn salsa, and queso sauce and I also added fajita veggies and guac. Perfection.
Eric and I just got to Iron Mountain a little bit ago (where his parents live)
and he made us a salad for lunch shortly after arriving.
Topped with bacon, of course .
It was good, but only filled me up for about ten minutes and now my stomach is already growling again. Time to go scrounge up a snack!
Have a wonderful Friday everyone and I’ll see ya soon with another update . We have some fun plans for the rest of the weekend and I’m pretty stoked about them!