Monday, September 20, 2010

We came all this way for a donut?

When Thomas was one month old, Romney and I booked a flight from Boston to Washington DC to visit Marisa and Rick.  They were moving to Ohio and we figured it would be fun to visit DC one last time before they moved.  The trip was memorable, but did not exactly go as planned.  Cora was just a few months old and Thomas was a tiny peanut and as new parents, we were all frustrated with the frequent nursing stops, poopy diapers, clothing changes and incessant crying from the two infants strapped in their car seats.  But we were determined to make the most of a few days together in an amazing city, so despite the cramped car seating arrangements, (3 adults in the front and Romney squished between two over-sized infant car seats in the back), we piled into Marisa and Rick's 1991 Toyota Corolla.

(Please excuse my overalls and Dorthy Hamill hair.  They were stylish at the time...right??)

On the last day, however, thanks to our new role as parents, we still had not seen one memorial.   We decided that we would hit a few before the airport.  As we loaded the car, it somehow came up that Romney had never tasted a Krispy Kreme donut.  WHAT???  So we decided that on the way to the see the memorials, we would take a quick trip to the Krispy Kreme shop in Alexandria. But Romney, being trapped in the backseat between two crying babies, had not heard the great news about the stop for a life changing donut.

To make a long story short, we got lost.  Really lost.  We were driving around for what felt like two hours trying to find our way...(before the iphone).  We finally found it and when we pulled in, Romney said one of the most classic things ever, "You mean to tell me that we came all this way for a donut?"  Needless to say, he didn't feel the love and as for that beautifully glazed donut that melts in your mouth? It did not change his life.

This past weekend, after Thomas' soccer game, we decided to take the kids for a treat.  We had seen a Krispy Kreme donut shop the night before, so we decided to make the long drive.  I was a little concerned given our little family's last donut debacle, but this Krispy Kreme adventure went incredibly well.  The "hot" sign was on and hundreds of  glazed donuts were making their way through the conveyor belt.  The lady even offered everyone of us a free sample glazed donut.  It was delicious and I don't even like donuts.  So, yes...we drove all that way for a donut and it was perfect! YUM!


  1. Sometimes people say that about the drive to Kimballs -- but you know, it's worth it!

  2. Ha! That made my day. By the way, I think I had the exact same hair back in the day and I KNOW I had those time warp!


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