I am still battling my stomach issues. I have been sick for the past 3 weeks this time. It all started with mislabeling of ingredients online at Vosges chocolates. The first issue was with their Coconut Caramel and Dark Cherry Bar. It didn't and still doesn't state that it contains dairy. The second issue was with their Dark Chocolate Truffles. Again it didn't and still doesn't state that it contains dairy. The third part is my fault. I took their website information for truth and didn't double check the packaging once it arrived. The packaging on both to show that dairy is in the ingredients.
The company representative explained to me that they will be updating their site (all though it's been several weeks now). They also sent me 4 of their vegan bars as an apology.
So back to my health. I saw my Dr. yesterday who ran blood work and I have an appointment for more tests with a gastroenterologist. Hopefully I can figure this out soon. I am looking into more information about a Paleo Diet. It seems really in line with being able to heal my symptoms and prevent further damage.
We packed up our car, made Fred a little comfy section in the back seat, and hit the road to D.C.
The road trip itself isn't very exciting. Generally from Massachusetts to Washington D.C. all you run into is traffic, rest stops, fast food restaurants, and tons of tolls.
1st challenge we solved is when using GPS on your phone go with Google vs. Apple Maps! Apple Maps sent us the longest way possible through Connecticut! Needless to say when returning home we used Google and shaved at least a half an hour off of our time!
2nd challenge we solved is that when we have very little options for food Burger King rolls and french fries are Dairy Free! Yay Burgers and Fries! Naturally Fred thoroughly enjoyed a bit of a small hamburger!
3rd challenge we solved is that we now know for sure how much we need on our EZ pass when traveling! Basically the tolls between Massachusetts and Washington D.C. came to around $75!! Yikes!
Friday night traffic in Washington D.C. is no joke! Finally we arrived at our destination Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. For my full review visit here.
Fred definitely didn't get the best first impression of the hotel that we hoped for. Right away he was scared because there were several loud buses at the entrance of the hotel. When we entered the hotel we were met with thousands of Spanish pastors and leaders. Next he wasn't impressed with the elevators lol.
Finally he settled down in our hotel room. Later he learned to enjoy the hotel grounds and the attention from others.
Naturally I finally have a chance to sit down and write about our trip to Washington D.C. and BAM! I'm having a problem with the way my photos upload to weebly!
I swear as soon as this is taken care of I will be posting lots of pics, reviews, and tips!
There are a couple reasons I am late in writing. When we got back from D.C. we went right into home renovation mode to get ready for summer. I was then hit with a bad Interstitial Cystitis flare up that lasted for two weeks. Now things look to be getting better!
Here's what's coming up for us for the rest of the year:
Weekend in NYC - the family friendly version (4 adults and 2 kids)
Roadtrip to Florida - spending time in Orlando then Marco Island
Family trip to Denver - time to go see our Niece and Nephews
Hello British Virgin Islands! We will be flying to St Thomas and making our way over to Scrub Island! This will be a trip with friends!
We just returned from a fun weekend getaway trip to Washington D.C. this trip was a new location, new road trip, and new to us because we traveled with Fred (our shorkie).
Sadly when we got home we found our computer had died. I will write s full review once or new one arrives.
The review will have:
Which sights we visited
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Good Stuff Eatery