My first mistake
Today I drove from Miami to Atlanta. My friend Noah and his wonderful wife Jen live in Atlanta with their two children Liam and Hudson. I had originally planned on staying with Noah and Jen during my stay here, but little Hudson decided he needed to be born last week and subsequently forced me into a hotel. I plan on meeting the young lad during my off day at which time I will give him a stern talking to about how to treat guests.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am trying very hard not to gain 50 pounds on this trip. The food that I am eating at the ballparks puts this dream of mine at risk. I am trying to enjoy the foods of each city as best I can, but when I am driving I am trying to keep it healthy. What I did during this drive was just plain stupid. I sat in a car for nearly 10 hours and ate nothing but grapes, blueberries and blackberries.
What I listened to in the car:
Who Charted – Patton Oswalt
You Made it Weird – Live
Ronna and Beverly – Kulap Vilaysack
Nerdist – Ben Schwartz
Comedy Bang Bang
I obliviously sat in my car thinking that I could just eat a meal once I got to my hotel, but as soon as I drove into the parking lot trouble started brewing. When I stood up to get out of my car my legs gave out from underneath me. I checked in and immediately asked where I could get a meal. The closest restaurant was a 10 minute drive away so I very cautiously got back in my car and drove to Cafe Sababa for a chicken sharwarma wrap. By the time I got back to the hotel I could feel my entire body shutting down on me. I shoveled the food into my mouth and fell over onto the bed with my clothes and shoes still on. The next thing I remembered was waking up at 6 AM the following morning.
I learned my lesson. My next drive is Atlanta to St. Louis which is another eight plus hour stretch. I will be eating something more substantial next time.
Miles Traveled: 675
Time in Car: 10 hours
Avg. Speed: 67.5 MPH
Gas Money: $103.60
Gas Price: 3.639, 3.799
Gallons Filled: 13.840, 14.014
Sleep Time: 6 Hours
Bottles of Water: 13
Bathroom Stops: 5
Traffic Jams: None
Food Eaten: Grapes, blueberries, blackberries, chicken sharwarma
Total Money spent today $151.32
Cumulative Miles through today 2,458
Cumulative Time in car through today 44 hours