Out of town funeral


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I need to go to a funeral Friday so will be driving about 6 hours on Thursday and staying in a motel. 

Any tips or ideas to bring?  Motel has a mini-fridge and coffee maker, and breakfast provided. I know I can get fresh fruit for breakfast but can I cook eggs is a coffee maker?  Also nervous about navigating the funeral luncheon.

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There are some articles about what to take when traveling:  https://whole30.com/2016/07/travel-post-part-1/https://whole30.com/2011/07/whats-in-your-cooler/https://whole30.com/2015/03/business-travel/

You can also google Whole30 forum travel, or Whole30 forum hotel, or something like that to find past discussions.

For the funeral luncheon, there may not be anything you can eat, unless you bring something -- with a big enough cooler, you could bring stuff from home, or you could stop at a grocery store and pick up a vegetable tray to take so at least you'll have vegetables, though you'll need to have your own dip. You can eat before the luncheon, or maybe bring in your own food and if anyone asks, you can say you're doing an elimination diet to help figure out how foods affect you, or you can say you're watching what you eat, or whatever makes sense for you. Just have an idea of what to say beforehand, only talk about it if someone asks, keep your answer short, and then ask them about something in their life if you want to change the subject. If there are people you might want to really talk to in depth about Whole30, this might be helpful: https://whole30.com/2014/11/dear-melissa-talking-whole30-with-friends-and-family/

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My mother and I had to travel out of town at the end of last year, a drive several hours away plus overnight in the hotel and then back home after lunchtime the following day. We took a cooler to share between us, and although there was NOT a mini-fridge in either of our rooms we were able to keep things chilled enough by creative use of ice packs. I'd cooked about a dozen eggs in the pressure cooker the day before we left, so she used half to make an egg salad and I peeled half to take with me for easy eating. We also prepared several types of veggies and fruits, so we'd be properly stocked.

I don't know that I'd try making eggs in a coffee maker. Somehow that just seems like it's asking for a mess, though I could be wrong (I've never really been adventurous in terms of using things creatively like that).

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