Road Trip ’13: Day 2

On our second day, mom and I woke up early to workout at the GoodLife right next to the hotel (this was so convenient!). I did a chest and triceps workout with 15 minutes of cardio, then headed back to the hotel room to have breakfast.

When I’m travelling I prefer to make my own breakfasts and eat at restaurants for lunch and dinner because I like having more time to sight-see and do activities in the mornings. So the previous night we picked up some groceries: cereal, berries, bananas, milk, and Greek yogurt. I also brought my own soy nut butter from home – it’s the one and only food item that I always travel with!

After breakfast Hayley took us to Point Pleasant, which is a park with really nice trails for locals to walk, run, and bike. It was super windy while we were there, but we still got in a nice 4-5 km walk.

Point Peasant Halifax

During our walk we worked up an appetite for lunch at The Coastal, a brunch spot that Hayley has been raving about. And I can see why – their menu is so creative and full of tempting options.

The Costal Cafe Halifax

I had such a hard time deciding what to get, so I went for the first thing that popped out at me: the “Frooty Loops”, which was a French toasted Montreal bagel topped with berries, almond hemp seed granola, citrus vanilla bean yogurt and maple syrup. Yum!

The Coastal Cafe Halifax Frooty Loops - French toast bagel with berries, granola, and yogurt

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In the afternoon we drove out to Peggy’s Cove, which is a pretty big tourist destination in Nova Scotia. It was neat to see!

Peggy's Cove

After hopping all over those rocks and battling with the wind at Peggy’s Cove, we relaxed back in Halifax at the Clay Cafe which is a little spot where you can paint your own pottery. My art skills are, ummm, a bit lacking to say the least, so I kept it simple and just painted a bowl since I knew I couldn’t mess that up.

The Clay Cafe Halifax

For dinner we headed next door to The Wasabi House for sushi. I ordered a seaweed salad, an Atlantic Roll (salmon, crab, shrimp, and cucumber) and a tuna roll. They also brought us out some complementary salmon nigiri sushi and mango!

Wasabi House sushi restaurant Halifax

I was impressed that they offered brown rice sushi, but unfortunately it was pretty dry and hard. The fish itself was great though! Sushi from Halifax is always amazing because it is so fresh.

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And that concludes Day 2 because after dinner we pretty much just went back to the hotel room and crashed ha!

Do you ever bring or make your own meals when travelling or do you just eat all your meals out?

Are you artistic?


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9 Responses to Road Trip ’13: Day 2

  1. I'm with you…I'd much rather eat breakfast in and then go out for lunch/dinner when I'm traveling…unless I just KNOW there is a breakfast place I have to try! Lol Plus, I'm not too hard to please when it comes to breakfast…cereal, oats, yogurt, toast…I'll eat just about anything! But man, that French toast with the yogurt and berries looks amazing! I am actually a bit artistic…when I want to be. I LOVED art class in high school and for the longest time thought I wanted to be an artist, but then I realized there's not exactly much money to be made in that profession…unless you want to starve…and well, I'm a bigger foodie than I am an aspiring artist! ;)LOVE that lighthouse picture!! And wow, FREE nigiri? That's awesome!

  2. A french toasted bagel?!?! WHY have I never tried this!? Must.get.on.that.Aaaaand you know how I feel about sushi ;-)When it comes to breakfast when travelling for me, it pretty much depends on the situation. When I was in Chicago the hotel had a free hot breakfast, so obviously I went for that. Or I'll grab a small breakfast from a coffee shop and plan bigger lunches/dinners. OR I'll have a big breakfast out, grab a snacky lunch and have a big dinner. So basically….all over the place.

  3. Totally with you on the bring-your-own-breakfast! I prefer to get a longer workout in the morning, especially if my butt's going to be glued to the car seat all day. Being gluten intolerant, it's also a million times harder to find safe breakfasts than lunches and dinners! I can't eat pancakes or bagels or stuff like that at most places, so I rely on my own yogurt, bananas, instant oats etc. Halifax sounds really cool! The scenery actually reminds me a LOT of Maine….I guess that makes sense since they share a coastline lol

  4. I'm definitely with you on eating breakfasts in. I almost always pack cereal, yogurt, fruit, and nut butter so that I can make breakfast in my hotel room and not worry about trying to find somewhere to eat and just get my day started instead. I love that you carry your soy butter with you wherever you go – for me, it's a jar of almond butter :)Nova Scotia looks so gorgeous, and I'm really hoping that I get a chance to see it one day!

  5. Your day sounds like it was pretty jammed packed! I love the variety of things you did! I really love going out to breakfast on vacation. We usually sleep in have a later breakfast and early dinner and then have snacks at night!

  6. I got a good laugh out of your pottery-painting experience because I'm exactly the same way—my artistic skills are…umm severely lacking? Whenever I go to one of those places, I always stick with one or two colors, and call it good. If I'm adventurous, I'll add a heart or something.;) That said, your bowl looks really good–love the mint green color!When I travel, I always pack breakfast foods like bars and oatmeal, but occasionally I'll opt to go out anyway. It totally depends on what I have on tap for the day, and if there's a must-try brunch place tugging at my heart. :)Happy weekend, Chelsea! <3 xoxo

  7. I'm just the same when it comes to eating out on holidays- I prefer to eat a low-maintenance breakfast like yogurt with fruit and cereal or oatmeal and eat lunch and dinner out only seems like the best alternative: I save money, have more time to spend exploring and of course it builds up a good appetite for lunch ;)! Love that you carry soy nut butter with you! I usually always travel with granola bars, fruit and nuts to snack on in the hotel room….room service can get pretty expensive!

  8. I actually love to eat out breakfast!

  9. I like to eat breakfast at home too because restaurant breakfast food just doesn't go well with my stomach!

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