…and some very strange snacks.
Each morning of the trip down South started with a crazy oats, bran, and psyllium concoction soaked in kefir, stirred up with homemade blueberry banana butter and cinnamon, topped with muesli and fruit.
Speaking of fiber, Sister Smart and I consumed more than the average
bear human might ever while driving. Not only did we determine that Great Harvest Charlottesville’s High Five Fiber might be our favorite bread in the world…
…we ate our weight in raw veggies and loved on the concept of steamed edamame* as a travel snack.
I can’t explain why pickles, hummus, and (veggie) cheese sounded so necessary, but (Whoomp!) there is is.
We spent one day as a family in Tuscaloosa, and by early afternoon Mama Smart was getting hangry* so at the slightest indication of interest in Thai food, she steered us to Surin of Thailand on the Strip near the University.
I have to say that the Coconut Tofu Soup alone was worth conceding to Mama Smart’s demands, and sharing the Rainbow and California Rolls with her just took my lunchtime happiness to the next level.[Sadly, there is no picture of the brownie sundae that Stepfather Smart ordered. Who would have thought that a Thai sushi restaurant would make one of the best desserts I've tasted in a long time?It was a cross between a molten lava cake and a pecan studded brownie with hot fudge and vanilla ice cream. WOW.]
My pictures from our dinner at the Cypress Inn didn’t turn out too well either–only blurry photos of the steamed seafood platter you see above and eye-roll inducing (with delight) hushpuppies–but there was no time to worry about that.
After a breakfast burrito provided to me by Sweet Earth Natural Foods, we were off on the road again…