Monday, October 18, 2010

Recipe #71: Road Trip!

(23 recipes to go.)
We've both had some pretty crazy agendas lately, so a trip outa town was a much-needed getaway! Beforehand, I made Chico's granola, and turned it into a trail mix for our 14-hour drive to & from Laramie, WY. Also brought along the cookbook's picnic basket suggestions for some extra snacking in the ol' Honda...
Its been forever since I've been to Laramie, and it was a blast for Travis to show me around his old stomping grounds. I saw his basement apartment, a couple houses he built when working construction, where he graduated at Wyotech, & the pawn shop he traded a gun 12 years ago for gas money to Billings. (We checked, but it wasn't still there.) Ate at The Library & Sushi Boat, went to a flea market where I got a brilliant apron, shopped for some UW merchandise, and cheered on the Cowboys at their tailgating party & homecoming football game. They lost. But it was still a fantastic retreat! And Travis was especially excited to be on the INSIDE of the stadium (the whole purpose of our trip), being as when he lived there (well over a decade ago-- funny how fast time zips by) he was always on the OUTSIDE flipping burgers for McDonalds' trailer. (We made sure to eat there too before leaving.)
On the way home I was able to catch some Viking scores via radio (while rockin' my Jared Allen T), as Travis caught some Zzz's. They beat Dallas, and are now back in the thick of things with their 2-3 record! Awesome.
~Rating of Granola: 7 stars (out of 10)
~Quote of the day: "Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us." -Oscar Wilde in "The Importance of Being Earnest"
~Music while cooking: None, just some early morning, before-work quietness.

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