On the road again

Hey guys! We’re just about to get on the road but I just wanted to say hi 😀

Our room was a packing frenzy yesterday..

It went from this:


To this:


Much better 😀

I made some hummus to take with us:


And veggies:



This is sneaky blogging because the pilot went to drop Viesa off at the kennel and I’m supposed to be bringing suitcases downstairs to load into the car when he gets back. They’re HEAVY though!!!

Some random things that are coming with us:

  1. The Vita-mix (I can’t go for a month without it!)
  2. Fire escape ladder (I’m paranoid and if there’s a fire, I’m getting OUT! haha)
  3. Full set of bedding… sleeping on hotel bedding for a month gives me the heeby jeebies
  4. Food.. almond butter, spices, protein powder, Vegalicious, Heed

What could you not live without for a month?!?

Aight, I hear the car outside.. I’m going to go look productive before I’m busted 😉

We’re stopping in Hotlanta and Little Rock today- see ya later, bloggies!

Have a wonderful day <3



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  1. HealthySDLiving on September 3, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Good thinking on bringing your own sheets–that’d give me the heeby jeebies as well!

  2. Jess in NYC on September 3, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Have a great trip! I can’t go with out Vega either.

  3. GirlonRaw on September 3, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Nice one sista! LOVE the random items. I live out of a suitcase for my day job, and I still haven’t got it right! You totally put me to shame….although I DO love my Tribest Travel Blender. Kristen from Kristen’s Raw got me onto it and I never leave home without it. But the Vitamix for a month would be a necessity!

  4. Amy on September 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I love that you’re going to have a VitaMix in a hotel. though I’m sure you’ll be using one a lot at school too!

  5. Haleigh on September 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I hope you have a great trip to good ol’ Oklahoma 😉 It’s not as bad as it sounds I promise.. haha I grew up there.

  6. Sarah R on September 3, 2009 at 10:34 am

    How exciting! Good luck and safe travels. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!

  7. Fallon on September 3, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Have a safe trip!

    I know I can’t live without a nut butter or fresh fruit.

  8. Kelly B on September 3, 2009 at 10:44 am

    ROAD TRIP! Love it! I’m so jealous you are going to this school. It is my dream! Can’t wait to live vicariously through you!

  9. rhodeygirl on September 3, 2009 at 10:47 am

    fire escape ladder????? glad i’m not the only crazy one (but really, it is good to be safe).

    reminds me of a funny one….

    a few days ago PB was coming home from work and I knew he was right downstairs so I unlocked the door to our condo (he forgot our keys) and went to put on the tv to paint my nails before dinner. Normally he yells something out when comes in but I guess he wanted to surprise me. I heard a teeny sound and grabbed the remote to use as a weapon and got into a hardcore karate stance. As soon as he turned the corner I screamed and went after him. Luckily I noticed it was my HUSBAND BEFORE I whacked him with the remote hahahahahahaha

  10. Kristen @ Simply Savor on September 3, 2009 at 10:51 am

    haha love the covert blogging!!

    hope you have a safe trip and can’t wait to hear all about your raw culinary adventure! 🙂

  11. Stephanie on September 3, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Can’t live without: oats, Jillian Michaels shred DVD, chocolate!

  12. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 3, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Have a fabulous trip!!! Drive safe!

  13. rhodeygirl on September 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

    p.s. that was obviously a little entertainment for you for your road trip 😉

    but it really happened. will never live it down!

  14. Emily on September 3, 2009 at 11:00 am

    SO exciting! I love your essentials list. I definitely agree with you on the bedding, ack!

    Have fun on your first day of the trip! 🙂

  15. brandi on September 3, 2009 at 11:00 am

    have a safe trip!!!

  16. Krista on September 3, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Best of luck on your road trip! Sounds like it’s going to be F-U-N!

    Oats, almond butter and some books would def be going along with me!

  17. FoodCents on September 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Bags packed, ready to go and the almond butter is going along on the journey.

    I am with you on the bedding, I can not go anywhere without my own pillow, I guess it is a security thing for me. When I road trip, I have to bring lots of water and snacks, mostly veggies.

    Safe travels!!!

  18. Pam on September 3, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Have a GREAT time!

  19. Ashley on September 3, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I couldn’t live without my Teavana Tea!

    Or my dogs. I couldn’t go a month without them!

  20. Shannon on September 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

    good luck gina!!!

  21. Lizzy on September 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Have fun love! 🙂 be safe!

  22. Mandy on September 3, 2009 at 11:39 am

    You are so smart to take the fire escape ladder. A firefighter friend told me he ALWAYS requests a room on the third floor or lower, just in case. Otherwise, he said you can not guarantee a safe exit, even with help.
    I’ve lived in a hotel room for 10 weeks before. I could not live without a refrigerator, which I rented.
    I don’t care about the bedding – never really hurt me in the past. I just don’t think about how nasty the top comforter must be!
    Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

  23. Leianna on September 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Thats a lot of great goodies to take with! I agree with the bedding thing, I hate thinking about hotel bedding and the people who have been there!
    I couldn’t live without my Brita water container, blender and George forman grill!

  24. Gina G on September 3, 2009 at 11:44 am

    have a safe and wonderful time Gina! i can’t wait to hear all about it =)
    (love my nutbutters,oatmeal, and veggies)

  25. Em on September 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Honestly, I am a little jealous you get to bring those things! I am leaving for a month long trip as well (hint: somewhere that the men have SEXY accents) and I cannot lug my Vitamix onto the plane. I thought about taking hummus for the plane ride but I doubt they will let me have it since it is a paste and may be considered “liquid”. Anyway, here is what I can’t live w/o and hope to find some of these things when I am off down under: Vitamix, almond butter, pro powder, avocados, yoga mat, and running shoes.
    Safe travels Gina!

  26. Melissa on September 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I couldn’t live without my workout gear, almond butter and comfy sweats. Have a safe trip!

  27. Morgan on September 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Have a great time! I couldn’t live without lip balm. I am so beyond addicted, it’s ridiculous. Specifically, Kiehl’s and Rosebud’s Lip Salve. Love ’em!

  28. A on September 3, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I think I told you that I use to be in the Navy. Our lockers on our ship were divided into 5 spaces. I devoted an entire space to food! That’s right- 1/5th of my personal storage was FOOD! I use to bring a bunch of crackers, cereal, dried fruits and baked chips with me. Then every month my parents would mail me replenishment boxes! It was hard being a deployed foodie! You are going to be gone a MONTH. Bring as much as you can and when you arrive at the hotel Google the closest foodie stores!!!

    Have a safe trip!!



  29. Averie(LoveVeggiesandYoga) on September 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    What could I not live without for a month? My yoga mat, chapstick, VitaMix, and brown rice protein powder. And of course like a toothbrush and comb and soap 🙂

    I read your other post about your packing…girl, I am on the road right now too and just packed….alot. Packing and traveling and just getting there is like more than half the battle, isn’t it!

    Enjoy, bon voyage, have fun!!!!!!

  30. Mandy A on September 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Have a great trip!!!

    I couldn’t live without my morning PB or AB… my blowdryer and my three year old 🙂

  31. Jenna on September 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    i could not go a month without my computer or cell phone!

  32. Ellen (Peace In Motion) on September 3, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I’m with you lady, no way I could go a month without almond butter, which is precisely why I’m bringing some with me to AUSTRALIA! My room is a disaster packing right now, your messy room looks CLEAN compared to mine. Love the snacks you packed 🙂

  33. Melissa S. on September 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    ahhhhhh…glad the packing ended up well and organized!

    i can’t wait to hear about your adventuresssss!

  34. Katie on September 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Safe travels! I’m so excited for you 🙂

  35. Anne on September 3, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Enjoy your trip!!!!

  36. ashley on September 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy because I am buying a fire escape ladder for our 3rd floor condo! I can’t wait to show him this post! Better to be safe than sorry right!?! ha.

  37. Alice on September 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    The fire escape ladder is hilarious. Until you need it. I desperately want a rope ladder for my bedroom balcony. But that’s more for the fun value than safety. Haha.

  38. Alice on September 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Also, in terms of my own ‘cant-travel-withouts’, I have a huge ooold flannel checked shirt of my dad’s that is my everything garment – seriously. It works as a jacket, dress, shirt, scarf, pillowcase, light blanket… comfort. Magic.

  39. Katie on September 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Yea! So exciting! Hope the drive goes well for you!

  40. caronae on September 3, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Have a great road trip! All be on the road back to school tomorrow and I definitely packed pretty much everything I own except shirts I don’t wear anymore!

  41. Low on September 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Haha, I love the fire escape ladder idea!

  42. MarathonVal on September 3, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    That’s so funny you are bringing a fire ladder, that’s something I would consider too but would probably opt against because my hubby would laugh at me haha.

  43. Pam (Highway to Health) on September 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Hope you are having a safe trip!!

  44. Jenny on September 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    your room totes look like one those before and after images on clean house – you did WORK!

  45. michelle on September 3, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    my hair straightener!!!!!!!, when there were fires near me in cali, i packed up what my animals needed……and my hair straightener, we didnt have to leave but i remember looking later on in my “emergency evac bag”…and there wasnt anything in there except for bird seed, iguana food and that most precious of all hair tool. lol how vain.and i am so with you on road trips, eating in new places, SHOPPING in new places, random stops along the way. when you went across America all those times, did you do diferent routes? i only did that once, and had the best time ever! but i dont know if i would want to do the same route four times….YES I WOULD!! lol i had a blast.

  46. Gliding Calm on September 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    lol vitamix! have a safe trip lover! you are so beaaaaaaautiful! the pizza looks bizzomb too

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