Lunchtime 🥪

On my US epic road trip, I looked forward to finding my daily hideout to enjoy lunch. Sometimes it was a the peak of a picturesque mountain, many hidden waterfalls gleaming in the sunlight, other times it was a picnic table hidden in the tree groves or possibly a secluded log overlooking the gorge.

The location truly didn’t matter, as I relished the serenity with just my thoughts. A moment to slow down. Off the map. No pictures. No social media posts to share. Just my reflection time to disconnect from everything and anything.

I’m a snacker so my indulgence was typically a wrap with canned tuna, chicken or salmon. Add in my “crack” chik-fil-a sauce (which is now sold in big bottles) with a side of Pringle’s, combos or peanut butter pretzels, I got my protein for the day. I tried to really wean off soda during this trip (which I was fairly successful actually) and my new addiction is Arnold Palmer tea.

In real life, we forget to make this time a priority. My goal weekly since I only lived 2 miles from work was to enjoy 1 day at home for a lunch break. And I rarely achieved this seemingly simple task. Such a shame.

Lesson learned.

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

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