I promised you all after I hit 300 Twitter followers that I would host my first giveaway. Now at almost 500, the giveaway is here! But first, check out my road trip recap to find out what I have been up to for the past week.
When Joe and I left for our trip on Tuesday afternoon, we stocked up on healthy snacks for the road. With granola, Raw Rev 100 bars, fruit, and water we were on our way. Our itinerary consisted of NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and D.C. I have almost 400 photos of the trip so I won’t force them upon you. Instead, I’ll post a few of my favorites.
Joe took this one of me using my phone to take pictures. We were stuck in traffic, I promise.
Once we got into NYC, we made our way to 123 Burger Shot Beer for dinner with a couple of friends, including our host and a friend of mine from college. Each slider here is $1, shots are $2, and beers are $3. We were going to a play afterward, so we played it safe on alcohol and avoided the shots.
We then went to the Signature Theatre to see the Sam Shepard play Heartless. A friend of mine from high school works at Signature so it was great to see a play for which she helped on production and to see some of the other sets she’s built. After the play and before we went out for a few drinks, we came across this cutout and I desperately needed a photo. Why wouldn’t I get my picture with the chicken?
The next day we met up with a friend of mine for brunch. This started what could also be called a salmon road trip as it is what I had almost every day at breakfast. I was also reminded of my love for poached eggs.
After exploring Brooklyn a bit we went to Philly, but stopped at a rest area for a late lunch and to stretch our legs. We ended up getting Burger King, but I stuck with a kids meal to try to make it a little less detrimental. Plus, I got a crown!
Once we got to Philly we goofed off a bit before dinner and took photos at the oversized game pieces. Joe was a good sport.
After some quick photos we went to a speakeasy for a drink. They were expensive, but strong and totally worth it. The place fronts as something else entirely to try to maintain the feeling of prohibition. So much fun!
Then we hit up a great restaurant called Tria where we split bruschetta, homemade chips, and a cheese platter with our host and then each got a panini. Afterward we got gelato. So much food, but worth it.
The next day we got brunch where I got more salmon. I’m telling you, it may be an addiction.
Of course then I also had to run up the steps of the museum to reenact the movie. Joe got a video (which I still haven’t seen), but here is the after shot.
We continued exploring Philly and went to the Liberty Bell, sculpture garden, Water Works, and to get cheesesteak! We went to Jim’s at the advice of our host and it was delicious! I got mine with onions and whiz. Yum.
With that we were on our way to Baltimore. That night we went to the American Visionary Art Museum and watched Citizen Kane outdoors from a big hill behind the AVAM. It was here that I also got some Maryland crab wontons, which are essentially what crab rangoon should be. Rather than imitation crab and cream cheese, they had big chunks of real crab and some sort of tart creamy sauce (maybe a homemade tartar?). I also got some coconut shrimp, just because.
The next day we went to the inner harbor and checked out the boats before heading down to DC.
We toured four boats, the USS Constellation, the Lightship Chesapeake, the USCGC Taney cutter, and the USS Torsk submarine before hitting the road for DC.
That night we met up with a friend of mine from high school who I hadn’t seen since graduation and went to dinner at Busboys and Poets. Afterward a friend of mine from Boston who now lives in DC met us for a drink before we went back to the hotel to rest up for a day of sightseeing. We started the morning with brunch (can you guess what I got? Eggs Benedict with salmon) and then explored Eastern Market before going to the Library of Congress, Capitol, Washington Monument, White House, WWII memorial, and Lincoln memorial. My camera died part way through our trip to DC, but luckily Joe got some good photos of the monuments, memorials, and the White House. My favorite picture was this one that I took before my camera died.
After a whirlwind day in DC on Saturday, we drove back to NYC for the night so we wouldn’t have quite the drive back to Boston on Sunday. Luckily this meant an opportunity to see a friend of mine we missed the first night we were in NYC. We met her for coffee before wandering around the city.
We went up to the Top of the Rock for a great view of the city, walked down to the WTC site, and ended our day with cheesecake from Junior’s in Grand Central Station.
I can’t believe everything we accomplished in six days! We made it back to Boston just after midnight on Sunday night and have been recuperating since. Despite the fact that I didn’t get in any running or conventional workouts while we were traveling, we got in a lot of walking!!
Our Road Trip Activity According to Fitbit
Day 1 (Tuesday):
Steps: 10, 938
Distance: 4.64 miles
Day 2 (Wednesday):
Steps: 27, 371
Distance: 11.6 miles
Day 3 (Thursday):
Steps: 29, 582
Distance: 12.6 miles
Day 4 (Friday):
Steps: 14, 733
Distance: 6.24 miles
Day 5 (Saturday):
Steps: 26, 181
Distance: 11.3 miles
Day 6 (Sunday):
Steps: 30, 006
Distance: 12.78 miles
Not bad at all considering how long we spent just sitting in the car on some of the days. It was also a lifesaver that we had packed some healthy snacks for the drive. Some of you may remember when I did my review of Raw Rev 100 and I loved them so much I took all of my remaining bars on the road trip, which was a great way to get energy while on the road. Excitingly, I got an email from Raw Revolution while we were gone that they were sending me some Raw Revolution bars for a reader giveaway!!!!
Time for the giveaway!
When we got home from our trip, a box of Raw Revolution bars was waiting. A total of 15 bars were in the box:
Almond Butter Cup (2)
Chocolate Coconut Bliss (2)
Golden Cashew (2)
Coconut Delight (2)
Heavenly Hazelnut Chocolate (1)
Chocolate Crave (1)
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle (1)
Cherry Chocolate Chunk (4)
These are the full size Raw Revolution bars with between 210-240 calories each. They are all organic, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, peanut-free, and dairy-free with no preservatives, artificial ingredients, or refined sugars or proteins. They do contain tree nuts, so beware if you have an allergy.
With the all-natural ingredients and rich flavor, they are an awesome pre- or post-workout snack or to eat anytime you want a guilt-free snack.
The winner of this giveaway will receive one bar in each of the eight flavors (the remaining seven bars will be used in future giveaways). You can get up to five entries by clicking on the link below!
I will announce the winner on Saturday, so keep your eyes peeled! I will also be hosting a second giveaway this weekend with another brand I love, so even if you don’t win this time, you’ll have another chance soon.
Note: I was not paid by Raw Indulgence or Raw Revolution for the opinions in this post, but I did receive the bars free of charge for the giveaway. The opinions expressed herein are solely my own.