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The most amazing week just happened. My two very rowdy, loud and ever the adversaries young daughters went to sleep away camp for, wait for it, a whole freaking week! It has been blissful, dare I say.
If you are a homeschooling mom, you know just how precious time away from your children is. That sounds so funny when I say it, as most parents would say time with their children is precious. But anyway, I think, given the opportunity, children do well to explore and spread their wings without a parent putting in their two cents every chance they get (I try really hard not to do this.)
It is very important to me to allow my girls the opportunity of complete independence and to be self directed. Sleep away yoga camp has given my kids the chance to do just that and more. Check out the awesome www.kiddingaroundyoga.com
So, while my kids were tie dying t shirts and practicing their downward dogs, my husband and I went on a road trip around Florida, the sunshine state!
It will seem ridiculous to some, but the very first thing that enters my mind when I’m about to travel is not how we’re getting there or where we’re getting some shut eye but “what am I gonna eat?!”
The very first thing I do, but of course, is pack some yummy food in a big’ ol cooler. This is slightly irritating to the hubs, who’s also mildly irritated already because I pack my pillow and comforter (a bit of a freak, I know) so the cooler plus my luggage and toiletries sometimes puts him over the edge. But anyhow, in the cooler I pack a few goodies like:

Yummy in season fruits. Since it is summer there were tons of delicious choices and I packed,
Blueberries
Watermelon chunks
Pineapple
Strawberries
I also packed some handy “junk” raw goodies like crackers and chips
Soaked and dehydrated almonds and walnuts
I brought lots of water as well as two mason jars filled with creamy smoothie

These goodies served us well until we got to the towns we were visiting, The first thing I do is check www.happycow.com for a trusty list of raw, vegan, vegetarian and veg friendly eateries in the area. Happy Cow has never failed me! We found a beaut of a little Raw restaurant in Saint Petersburg and another in the oldest city in the nation, Saint Augustine. What treats!
Outside of these, I find almost all restaurants offer ok salads which sometimes I enhance by throwing nuts, seeds or sprouts and since I eat a little cooked food a sweet baked potato or some vegan soup is often all it takes to make a nice meal, Plus, if you’re nice and ask politely waiters have no problem throwing in suggestions and helping you leave happy.

So all in all, I am happy to say Raw traveling was a snap! I will add, however, that since I’m a newby at this Raw thing, I did end up getting way too hungry in one of our car rides and found myself upset at my lack of planning on that particular day. My suggestion to anyone looking to travel Raw would be to go to a supermarket to refill your cooler regularly. Don’t ever be caught without sufficient fuel or you will, indeed, suffer!

It’s funny, though, on our way back home after our week of travels, I found myself biting into a whole cucumber, munching away happily while I drove… Who said Raw traveling was hard?