I've been on the road lately. With kids. Driving hours and hours at a time. I'm usually good on the way there-- lots of good food packed in reusable containers, our own utensils, cloth napkins. I've made some good steps towards greening our travels, but I still have a LONG way to go.
Take the way home. What was a nicely organized crate is now chaos. I'm lucky if everything simply made it back in the car, nonetheless food being packed. So. That means stopping and eating. And where exactly is there to eat across the east coast on most highways?
Let's see. Denny's, Bob's Big Boy (just the name should be warning enough), Sbarro pizza, and maybe if you are lucky, Subway or Quinzos. I'm of course not even mentioning the McDonalds, and the like.
And all of those places, if you are unfortunate enough to have to go, have drinks with straws. If you are tired, and not quick on the draw to say, "I don't need a straw!" you've got one. In my case, three. Read more...