East Bound

After driving a measly 4 hours today, we were forced to shack up again (I’ll get to that later) for the night due to the icy conditions of the roads.

It’s madness out there.

Last night, traffic came to a halt, and no drivers were allowed through the Rockies without snow chains, or 4-wheel drive. After seeing several cars collide and tractor trailers slide off the road, we decided to spend the night in Salt Lake City and wait for the storm to pass.

We headed out this morning, hoping to reach Nebraska, but mother nature had something else in mind. This time, I-80 has been completely closed off on account of high wind gusts, black ice, and snow fall.

So, we’reĀ  currently cozied up in Rock Springs, Wyoming enjoying the snow.

It’s about -25 degrees outside, but we’re still cooking!

Ah, nothing better on a chilly night than a classic.

Best decision of the trip: bringing the French press

Life is good.


Breakfast with Harry

Tonight is Harry Potter night at Rose Court.

Yes, I will be one of those 21 year olds outside of the movie theater dressed up. If you see a girl with a lightning bolt on her head, prancing around with a stick in her hand shouting, Wingardium Leviosa!, don’t be alarmed it’s just me.

Hey, don’t leave just because you don’t like Harry Potter. I have something else you may like!

I love breakfast. I literally jump out of bed, and run to the kitchen every morning. Today’s breakfast was extra special when I found the Harry Potter mug in the cabinet. How awesome is it that my rental house came with a Harry Potter cup!

Yeah, maybe that’s just an HP thing.

Anywho, tonight LJ, Tadz, Zach (bribery was used) and I will be going to see Harry Potter!

So, I thought I’d kick it off early by having a little breakfast with Harry. Nerdy? Maybe, and I’ll admit I definitely looked like a super nerd at 7:30 A.M. taking pictures in my kitchen.

I love when raspberries on are sale….

Sorry about the picture quality. I’m still learning!

For breakfast: Oatmeal with milk, raspberries, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Served a long side a single Van’s blueberry whole wheat waffle with maple syrup, and more crushed raspberries. Yum.

Oh, and French pressed coffee….SO GOOD.

Dedicated to all those Potter lovas out there!

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