A few days before I started singing camps songs at the top of my lungs I was driving across the country from Iowa to Pennsylvania, and like any food blogger I had an arsenal of snacks to carry me through.
My appetite was still a little off from my stomach bug, but I was able to handle a few snacks on the first leg of the trip.
We ended up pulling off in Ohio for the evening to stay in a hotel and catch up on some Z’s before we finished off our ride.
I woke up and had a bowl of oatmeal that I made with some milk and an apple I brought along.
After breakfast we headed to the car and found that we had a flat tire! We managed to change the tire ourselves and head to Wal-mart to have the hole repaired. Having never had to change a tire myself (and hardly paying attention when both my Dad and Matt would show me) I was really impressed that the 3 of us girls were able to pull off such a task.
I grabbed some pineapple and a magazine and had a picnic in one of the aisles while we waited for the tire to be repaired.
A couple of hours later we hit the road for PA. We stopped at a well-stocked gas station where I was pleasantly surprised to see some to-go Sabra snacks.
Thank you, Ohio!
A few hours later we found ourselves on the Pennsylvania turnpike.
And I kicked off my Pennsylvania summer with some chocolate Hershey’s ice cream, naturally.
We pulled into camp a few hours later and got settled. Since I was unsure of what kind of dining conditions I would be presented with I made sure to pre-plan. My stash?
- Assorted bars
- Assorted fruit
- Individual Chocolate Milks
- Peanut Butter
Luckily, so far the food has been really great. The head of the kitchen recently graduated from school after studying dietetics and she’s a Registered Dietician. Interestingly enough, the health manager is also studying to become a Registered Dietician. Needless to say we have had fruits and veggies at almost every meal. I’ve opted to label myself as a vegetarian for the summer, as it seems that a lot of the non-vegetarian options are less balanced meals.
What is one food you could not live without for the summer?