As you’ll recall, we road-tripped to the OC for THE LONG WEEKEND.
On our westward way, Adam made a terrible mistake that nearly ruined THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.
This is the Zip Travel Center. We stopped here for gas and a potty break.
As I was headed back to the car, Adam said, “I’m gonna get us some snacks. Do you want anything to drink?” I politely turned down a beverage–this was the third time we had to stop already–and we weren’t even out of Arizona.
“I’m gonna get us some snacks.”
Now, Adam knows me well enough that I completely and 110% trusted his snack-selecting abilities. (BUT. This is where things went critically wrong.)
So I headed back to the car welcoming the surprise and thinking, “this is gonna be good.”
Why? Because this was not any Travel Center. This Zip Travel Center was absolutely full to the brim with sweets and treats, crunchies and munchies.
The Zip Travel Center did have all the yummy usuals that one would expect at a Travel Center.
See? On these shelves alone, I see at least FOUR different Reese’s varities, TWO different Kit-Kats, Almond Joys, like FIVE different M&M’s, NUTTER BUTTERS (OMG), OREOS, AND YES YOUR EYES ARE NOT MISTAKEN–THOSE ARE MOON PIES ABOVE THE CHIPS AHOY. DID SOMEONE SAY PORTABLE NUTELLA CUPS!?
Not pictured: like a million other shelves also teeming with Twizzlers and Twix.
On top of all of that, this Zip Travel Center had a CINNABON inside of it.
Right there ^.
I waited in the car for what seemed like hours as Adam lingered inside. The suspense was building up as I dreamed of an ooey gooey cinnamon roll or perhaps the tangy taste of a red vine. When he finally returned….
WARNING: WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN NEXT MAY SHOCK AND SCARE YOU.
DRIED PINEAPPLE PIECES.
Um. Whut?! Literally there were no words for my disappointment.
I don’t think I’ve felt this let down since Leonardo DiCaprio’s character died on a floating piece of wood in Titanic and Kate Winslet kept saying, “I’ll never let go, Jack.” BUT THEN SHE DID, AND WATCHED HIM SLIP AWAY INTO THE OCEAN.
I couldn’t even express myself. In the words of Regina George:
Luckily, Adam picked these up at stop #4.
Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, which may be the equivalent of a road-trip truck stop holy grail. Notice the flatness of the bag–they are indeed ALL GONE.
What do you think about Dried Pineapple Pieces???! Weigh in below!
Ultimately, despite this massive mistake, we did go on to have a fantastic weekend in Orange County.