Fact: something that is true; reality; something that exists
Opinion: a personal view, attitude, or appraisal
Fact: I have spent 31 hours in the car over the last 4 days, and I have driven 1910.23 miles on my road trip to Savannah.
Opinion: That is way too long to be in the car over the course of 4 days.
Fact: The Monteagle grade mountain range is en route to Savannah.
Fact: Mommasita attempted to take a picture with the mountains behind me. Epic fail.
Opinion: The mountains in Tennessee are the most stunning portion of the drive.
Fact: Coffee is a caffeinated beverage.
Opinion: Coffee is most enjoyed after driving from Chicago to Savannah straight through the night.
Fact: I brought all of my daily essential eats with me on my trip.
Opinion: Although this was a HIGHLY reccomended call on my part (especially if you have allergies, food intolerances), oatmeal is most enjoyed at home reading blogs instead of in a hotel lobby.
Fact: This almond milk comes in juice box size.
Opinion: While great for traveling, it was much too sweet for my liking.
Fact: Justin's nut butters come in fun squeeze pack sizes
Fact: Cashews and raisins are healthful food choices.
Fact: The Old Savannah Cotton Exchange building was completed in 1887 and was designed by William Gibbons Preston
Opinion: I think many pirates fell down these steep paths.
Fact: Bay Street is located along the river and was a marketplace for many merchants in the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
Opinion: It is delicious.
Fact: I ate shrimp on Saturday (::gasp::!! - sidenote: the only reason I am a "vegetarian" is because I refuse to eat factory farmed meat. For more information about factory farmed meat, the book Eating Animals is a great book to read. This shrimp was freshly caught, which I felt much better about.)
Fact: A traditional low country boil includes shrimp and sausage, boiled potatoes, cabbage, and corn.
Fact: There is a store on Bay Street called The Peanut Shoppe, which is stocked with many different kinds of nuts.
Opinion: If I would have eaten one more "sample", I would have been accused of stealing. This store ROCKS!!
Fact: The sidewalk is made up of oyster shells.
Opinion: The sunset on Saturday night was beautiful, despite the fact there were no fireworks (the newspaper said there was!) that night.
Fact: My trip was short lived in Savannah.
Opinion: People in the south move at a much slower pace than my Chicagoan personality would like to allow.
Fact: We retrieved BIL's (brother in law) children in Savannah.
Opinion: Everything takes 3 times as long with kids in tow.
Fact: Melissa at For the Love of Health is having a giveaway that ends July 11th!
Opinion: The Lasenza headband and workout socks are by far the cutest things EVER and I really hope I am a winner winner chicken dinner!
Fact: I have not been able to read blogs for the past couple of days.
Opinion: I missed the blog world.
xoxo - time to catch up and then head to bed!!
Question: What is one fact and opinion message from your holiday weekend?