The scenic route to Salt and Straw




success!
Last Thursday Susan sent me a text that Salt and Straw had a new vegan flavor, coconut mint chip whoopie pie. My first reaction was, "let's go". With the next obvious question being when? We both live close to different Salt and Straws, but I wanted to experience this new flavor together. The next time we were going to see each other was for our long run. Then like a light bulb going off over my head, I had the brilliant idea of running to Salt and Straw. The Salt and Straw in NW Portland is only a few miles away from Forest Park. And that is exactly what we did!


selfie with Anna and Leslie, before we took off to Salt and Straw

I met Susan at Salt and Straw Saturday morning, leaving my car there we drove her car to the trailhead at 53rd and Wildwood, where we met Anna and Leslie. We ran the first 10 miles of our 21 mile route with them. Then we ran 11 miles, mostly downhill to Salt and Straw. It started to rain a few miles before we arrived, so we entered Salt and Straw wet, dirty, and stinky but very ready for our post-run treat. 


winning!
Susan asked the very helpful Salt and Straw employee if they had the coconut mint chip whoopie pie ice cream because it wasn't on the board, and he said he didn't think they had it yet. Disappointed Susan opted to buy 2 pints of different vegan ice cream. Well I ran 21 miles to get there and I was going to have a scoop at Salt and Straw. As we were paying the guy who had been helping us came out to tell us they did have coconut mint chip whoopie pie and just hadn't put it out yet. I am pretty sure Susan let out screech of joy. With Susan's 2 pints and the 2 scoops we had, we ended up with 4 different kinds of vegan ice cream from Salt and Straw.



coconut mint chip whoopie pie

Eating ice cream while wet and cold probably wan't the best idea... On second thought, yes it was.


Route:
53rd and ww (9.20 - 14.5) - koenig: 5.3
koenig - maple : .27
maple - leif : .38
leif - dogwood: 3.3
dogwood - ww: .34
ww - 53rd: .71
total: 10.30

53rd - alder : .22
alder - leif: .84
leif - fl1 : 1.54
fl1 - ww : .46
ww - lower macleay (stone house) : 5.68
lower macleay - park : .86
lower macleay park - salt and straw : 1.2
total: 10.8

grand total 21.1

eat ice cream!

total calories burned : none

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