Friday, October 18, 2013

A Trip to Atlanta!

So last weekend, as I mentioned earlier, I went to Atlanta, GA for a school orchestra trip. Although the bus ride was excruciatingly long, I packed enough snacks to get me through it :).

As on every road trip, there have to be stops. It was refreshing to see Panera Bread after sitting on the bus for five hours, as fast food places make me feel disgusting while sitting on the bus.... While at Panera, I ordered the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad with no wonton strips, the tomato soup with no croutons, and a side of chips. (not pictured)

When we finally arrived at Atlanta, GA we headed to a restaurant called the Mellow Mushroom for dinner. This restaurant  offers a gluten free pizza menu and all items are prepared in a designated area!  Since there were 28 of us, we called ahead of time to make sure they knew that a crowd would be coming. In addition to my vegetarian pizza, I added a salad to my order. My friend Jackie shared the pizza with me and loved it! I ordered an extra one to have the next day.

The next morning, for our breakfast we decided to head to a diner nearby the hotel. I brought gluten-free bread along, but I ended up not eating it. Instead I got an omelet with a side of hash browns and a delicious hot chocolate. Later that day, we went sightseeing. To make sure I wouldn't go hungry, I brought a small cooler along, in which I had my leftover pizza from Mellow Mushroom. This allowed me to eat when I wanted (didn't need to stand in a line) and not have to inquire about the gluten-free options at any location. 

Prior to our concert a sack 'dinner' was catered to the group from the hotel. In my sack I found  a delicious gluten-free sandwich with an apple. On Sunday, the hotel provided a sack breakfast to all of us. However, my sack ended up not being gluten-free! Fortunately that was not a problem, since I had gluten-free bread with me. All we had to do was  ask for permission to toast the bread in a toaster-bag at the restaurant in the hotel. The restaurant also provided cream cheese, milk, sugar and raisins for the pack of gluten-free oatmeal I brought from home. For lunch we stopped at Mcdonald’s,  because everyone was in a hurry to get home. There I ordered a quarter pounder with no bun and some fries.

I had a great trip to Atlanta and can't wait to go again next year!