I brought 3 lbs. of Dunkin Donuts Home From My Vacation. As An Unwanted Souvenir.

Jeff and I took the kids to Florida on vacation for half of January.

It was the first time we’ve ever taken a two week vacation, and the first time to Florida. It was a great big ol’ adventure for us, and it was fantastic, even though some things were not what we had expected.

More on that later though.

I plan on sharing our trip with you in detail.  It would be a travesty not too.  I have way too many amazing photos and fun family adventures to recount. But, I want to share the tail end of my trip first.

To properly set up my story I need to tell you that Florida has Dunkin Donuts.  California does not.  That’s both a blessing and a curse.  A curse because I LOVE Dunkin Donuts and a blessing because I can’t get my hands on them.  When we arrived in Florida I spied a Dunkin Donuts right away.  The very next day I went to purchase my beloved blueberry donut and they were out.  I was disappointed and went back the next day.  That day I couldn’t get one either.  By this time the anticipation for just one blueberry donut was tremendous.  The following day I finally got my greedy hands on a dozen donuts.   Turns out that I’m not the only one that likes Dunkin Donuts.  My kidlets do too.  A lot. So, we bought Dunkin Donuts quite a few times in the two weeks we were in Florida.

The last day of our trip the kids and I decided that TWO donuts a piece was the only way to go.

They were good, too.

The only problem is that all those Dunkin Donuts added up, and I brought home 3 lbs. of Dunkin Donuts.  On my body.  It wasn’t quite the souvenir I was looking for, although to be fair, I knew I was doing my body a disservice by inhaling them.  I should have looked at the caloric and fat content of the donuts at the beginning of the trip (rather than the end) and saved myself the bother of carrying home that unwanted baggage.  It turns out that just 2 of those yummy, can-I-please-have-another donuts consistute about 2/3’s of my total daily calorie count.

That’s NOT good.

I was so appalled that I started a strict diet of no donuts yesterday.  I worked out really well, too.  Instead of actually eating them, I dreamt of them.

Tomorrow I have to tell you about our airplane ride home.  Cindy Crawford was on board, and the story has a really great twist, or ending.  It’s not just your regular old “Cindy Crawford was on my airplane story.”

It’s more.

Comments

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    I love the Bavarian Cream donuts…Mmmmm…but yes, they are horrendous in the way of calorie count. But, you don’t get to Florida everyday for that indulgence! You’ll lose it soon enough. I wonder how long those BB donuts keep…..present for you at Blogher? 😉 We have them here too.

    As for Cindy – is there actually a “regular ol’ Cindy Crawford was on my plane” story? LOL. Can’t wait to read about the rest 😉

  2. 2

    says

    Dunkin Donuts is making a come back here. The only problem is I can’t get my butt in gear early enough to score any of the good donuts!

    I can’t wait to hear the Cindy Crawford story!

  3. 3

    says

    Never been a fan of donuts. I’d much rather suck down a Coke for the calories. I’m sure 3# will melt off of you w/o a problem, now that the donuts are too far away to consume. Can’t wait to hear about the 2 week vacation. That must have been bliss!

  4. 4

    says

    I LUV Dunkin Donuts, too! There is nothing better than a chocolate glazed donut and a large coffee! Will have to try the bluberry ones! I love your story and your blog – as a new blogger and a new mommy I look forward to following your site and hearing more about your stories. Happy Monday!

  5. 5

    says

    have to admit i had a glaze one this morning-stopped for a coffee and my son wanted a doughnut so you know, i had to join him 🙂 one of my kids favorite things to do is go with my huband and get a doughnut on saturday or sunday morning

  6. 9

    says

    We have a Dunkin’ Donuts right up the street, but I only take the kids there for a rare treat. I love them too much (the donuts that is, well I love my kids too, but YKIM). The munchkins are my favorite…and very dangerous bite sized belly inflators!

    Can’t wait to hear more of your story. Sounds like a wonderful family trip!

  7. 10

    says

    I can’t get over that you don’t have Dunkin Donuts! WHAT???

    Blueberry cake donuts are delicious. Of course, I carry them around with me…

    Can’t wait to hear your Cindy Crawford story!

  8. 38

    says

    Growing up in Chicago, DD was everywhere. And it was everywhere times 10 when we lived in New England. But down South, where I live now, they are JUST starting to get DD, so our enjoyment is limited.

    Boo.

  9. 39

    says

    I don’t think I came away with the right message after reading this, because now all I can think is, “I’d really like to have one (or 12) donuts right now.”

    We took a trip to FL the beginning of January as well. I blogged about some of it and it definitely wasn’t the trip I’d expected. I want a do-0ver (and this time I think I’ll include some donuts).

  10. 40

    says

    My 92 year old father LOVES Dunkin Doughnut ceoffe . He just recently stopped driving . What he misses the most his DUNKIN DOUGHNUT morning ceoffe. This would be perfect .

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