If you are in Salt Lake City, Utah before July 6th, I'd like to invite you to visit the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. On the fourth floor, near the Book Arts Lab, there is a wonderful exhibit of artist books that includes my Traveling Time.
As summer breezes begin to blow, the temptation to embark on an adventure becomes irresistible (do you remember the Wind in the Willows?) Here is a menu to fuel the energy of your wanderlust and set you on a course for a wunderbar journey. (Approved by my Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetic Educator husband.)
Healthy and happy
foods make for good traveling companions. If you eat mostly healthy food, you'll
feel better and will probably consume fewer calories than if you eat a
lot of junk food. The cold things should be in a cooler and the rest can be packed in a
cute container with compartments or in a basket that's easy to get to. A
friend always packs her veggies in mason jars with ice water.
Tip: My sister-in-law makes her husband stop once a day for a sit-down meal on long trips.
Here are some of our favorites:
Drinks: Water and fruit-infused water in bottles (lemon, strawberry, cucumber)
Vernor's ginger ale for motion sickness Caffeinated soda for drowsiness, can be diluted half and half with water so it's not so sweet, or the diet variety
Fruit juices and nectars and V8
Mixed nuts String cheese
Whole grain crackers
Trail Mix: I don't like raisins and sticky foods in the car, but we do have a great
trail mix made with mixed nuts, M&Ms, whole grain cereal and candy
corn (I know but I'm addicted).
175,200 is the number of hours parents are on duty for the first 20 years of a child's life. They are responsible for 21,900 meals and 52,000 pieces of clean clothing and accoutrements, plus 6,378.5 diapers. A parent will offer 51,100 prayers for a child, send them to 2,340 days of K-12 education and spend approximately $241,080.00 to rear each child.
Here are 552,927 reasons to call home on Mother's Day.