June 12, 2016
I can’t eat what most hikers eat! Here’s what we bought at Food Lion in Front Royal to rejuvenate and celebrate completing our first hundred miles of this trip.
First, we did step one of our three step Don’t- Buy-Too-Much-In-Town plan: go in and buy something to eat right now and leave the store. We bought and devoured:
23 oz. Coconut water
Then, we took step two: go in and look and talk about what to buy (actually, we skipped this step this time, and went right to step three: buy food for the town stop).
Little red potatoes
Rosemary infused olive oil
Another 23 oz. Coconut water
We packed it all over to the Quality Inn and got a room. Our plan was to cook the fish and potatoes in the microwave, not my specialty! It came out rubbery and melted our rehydrating bowl!
Please send ideas for preparing fish in a hotel room!
The antipasto was delightful! Oh, and the corn tasted sweet and filling, like a desert!
We had some leftovers to pack out, which worked just fine and
gave a special treat on the trail: carrots, one cuke, three apples, kale. We also stopped at Food Lion again and bought a small tub of hummus, giving us a new rehydrating container.