All aboard the snack train!
No, literally, I was snacking on a train.*
*Would you? Could you? On a train?
That visit to the Baltimore Whole Foods provided me with snacks–including a hard boiled egg from the salad bar that I kept in the minibar fridge overnight--to make it through my trip to Charlottesville.
Not only did I make it, I was still full by the time I arrived.
Not too full to learn that I am apparently a big fan of sour wheat ale–at least that made by Champion Brewing Company, where we went to watch UVA (Go Hoos Go!) beat Coastal Carolina in the NCAA tournament.
Although I passed up the chance to try the new Domino’s pizza crust when my friends ordered some to the bar (and it is apparently VERY good), I was craving nothing but buttery, cinnamon sugar toast when we got home.
A French pressed cup of coffee and some yogurt were waiting for me upon arrival back at my friend Shannon’s apartment, but I decided to meander downtown with another cup. Although whoever let me in to a fancy store like Caspari was sorely misguided.
While I did not spill anything in the store, I did, however, realize twenty minutes later that the lid of my cup wasn’t on all the way and I’d been dripping coffee all down my shirt and scarf. (Naturally.)
I managed to get all of the coffee out in time to meet my sorority “little” for lunch–and a fabulous local cider—–at Citizen Burger Bar, where the vegan beet burger (with sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce, and pickles) was every bit as good as I’d heard it would be.
As for the afternoon:
When in Virginia….go wine tasting, right?
Shannon also appeased my desire to visit what I strongly believe is one of the best Whole Foods in the country. (I clearly needed more snacks.)
I may or may not have had stressful dreams because of Sweeney Todd, but it was very good. As was the plain bowl of stovetop oats with honey, cinnamon sugar, and walnuts I made for my breakfast the next morning.
I needed some fuel for another day of travel ahead. Pennsylvania, here I