I have a friend, Paul M., who always travels with food in his car. Typically, he carries salad fixins, hummus, nuts and other healthy snacks from Trader Joe’s market.
Whenever we meet for an outdoor picnic or a lunch at my house, Paul brings his cooler of food to add to the meal. The man is prepared!
Paul identifies himself as a Scotsman, a reference to that culture’s spendthrift ways. While that may or may not be culturally accurate, I admire Paul’s ability to avoid excessive spending on the road. Food is always cheaper when one avoids restaurants and snack places and buys food at a supermarket.
And then there’s the fact that the quality of food, especially the stuff at service stations, 7-11s and Dunkin’ Donuts is pretty abysmal.
In December, Beth and I enter into one of our highest travel periods. Between December 1 and Christmas we are all over the place doing concerts. And as a result of my new diet, I cannot depend on fast food joints if I want to avoid sugar, bread and pasta. I have to think this through and plan a little so I don’t find myself jonesing for some food without a carrot stick to my name!
If you have any advice, let me know. In the meantime, I’ll call Paul and figure out how this Scott can be more of a Scotsman.
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