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Summer's In, Heartburn's Out- A Day Of Colorful Eats

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Momma Told Me: I've got something for that!

 There was a time in my life where I carried a handbag exclusively for aesthetic reasons. I'd lug around a 2nd hand shoulder bag with straps 2 feet too long for my height and follow Momma though the grocery store or to her Dr's appointments. I never carried much of value in it, just a couple of my parent's expired credit cards and some chewing gum. And then I grew up and learned that handbags were actually meant to be the modern woman's Sonic Screwdriver/ MacGyver's tote. I was expected to have just about anything necessary to solve just about any crisis, on hand, at any given time.
And for years I've carried it all in my purse; bandaids, wet naps, safety pins, flashlights, motion sickness pills, clear nail polish, pepper spray, suntan lotion, lipstick, nail files, breath mints, and more. But few things have occupied as much retail space in my personal handbag, as heartburn remedies. That's because so many of them are only effective within certain time frames, with certain types of food. From chewy chews to chalky tablets and sticky pink liquid- I've carried Jay's heartburn remedies around for years.
You see, frequent heartburn not only gets in the way of the sufferer's living, but the lives and activities of those around them as well. Whether I had to tone down a new dish I was trying in the kitchen, or tote around expensive tablets of temporary relief, it was clear that there was one guest our family had no room for this Summer vacation; heartburn. So, while I was at our local Walgreens grabbing sunscreen and road trip snacks, I also stopped by the Antacids aisle and picked up a 42 ct of Nexium 24HR, currently $3 off through the end of June with Walgreen Balance Rewards.
Taking one Nexium 24 HR a day can give you all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn, so I handed Jay his very own Nexium bottle, and cleared some space in our panda (backpack) bag for the Summer theme parks. Last Summer Jay had restrained from enjoying many of the local parks artisanal selections due to fear of severe heartburn, as consequence. This year he was prepared to partake in all of the park's colorful, cartoon inspired, foods.
Alcohol such as beer and wine is one of the top triggers for increasing existing heartburn symptoms. This Summer #GiveHeartburnARest with Nexium 24HR from Walgreens. Just one Nexium 24HR a day gives you all-day all-night protection from frequent heartburn. #ad
Those who've struggled with fighting heartburn know there are several 'triggers' one should avoid, and those with loved ones who suffer should be mindful of them. Foods rich in natural acids, such as citrus, tomatoes and tomato based sauces can cause a flare up of great discomfort. However, the problem doesn't solely lie in food, as beverages as well can make for quite the unpleasant post-meal experience. Alcoholic beverages, beer and wine in particular, are known to make heartburn symptoms flare beyond bearable tolerances. One with heartburn could forgo social libations like these altogether, or they could resume living with a little help from Nexium level protection.
Jay was happy to snap a shot sampling a fictional brew brought to life at the Duff brewery bar, while the girls enjoyed their own Lard Lad Jumbo Donuts, respectively the size of their heads. Then it was on to the Back Lot tour, and some of the park's more intense motion simulators. By early afternoon Jay would have normally been wincing in discomfort between unsavory belches. Lucky for all of us, he was, instead, happily enthralled with snapshot moments, such as a drive through the War of The World's crash site set.
As any good theme park visitor knows, it's just not a visit to the park without sampling some of the various themed foods. For an afternoon snack we all shared a heaping portion of Bumblebee Man's Fiery Carnitas Nachos, complete with a generous serving of fresh jalapenos. Jay boldly took his intestinal fortitude to any heartburn sufferer's worst frontier- 'spicy.' He usually avoids heat infused foods altogether, especially while out traveling, just another way heartburn sufferers learn to adapt to daily inconveniences and diet changes without regular treatment.
This Summer #GiveHeartburnARest with Nexium 24HR from Walgreens. Just one Nexium 24HR a day gives you all-day all-night protection from frequent heartburn. #ad
While he was anticipating the deliciousness set before him, he also remembered to take his daily Nexium 24HR purple pill. I was quick to note the convenience of taking such a tiny pill, once a day, for 24 hour relief. And, without the chalky residue and unsavory flavorings of other heartburn treatments, Jay's palette was clear and ready to enjoy every last splash of that molten cheese volcano. I'm fairly certain I caught an impromptu Rock, Paper, Scissors for that last cheese covered chip.
With our bellies satisfied we wandered off to meet some interesting, erm, people? Nothing quite beats getting a nice photo with some of your favorite film characters. I think this shot of Minion Kevin and Gru turned out quite nice, don't you say? Because we like things fast, like our heartburn relief, I'd invested in some front of the line passes for our group, so waiting in line for the new Minion ride was a breeze. We even had time to go through some of the feature film exhibits, and get a little wet on Jurrasic park. Pro-Tip: If you're traveling with teenagers and adults consider utilizing the Single Rider line. Your party may get split up, but in most cases will ride at the same time, just on different cars.
Since we were already right next to Super Silly Fun Land (yes, that's a place, a magical, magical place- It's SO fluffy!!!!) we decided to grab lunch at Gru's Lab. Theme parks offer a lot of food options for meal dining, from nationally recognized chains to food carts and sit down themed restaurants. Gru's Lab happened to be more of a cafeteria style service with several, adorable, Minion decorated desserts. (Hello Twinkie cupcakes!) Jay indulged in an extra large Meatball Grinder with fries- he wasn't going to let a little tomato sauce get in the way of his day.
Donut Sundae
And because no theme park visit is complete without something sweet, we stopped by Phinneas Q. Butterfat's Ice Cream Parlour minutes before park closing, and on our way to the Water World show, for a carnival inspired confection. Remember those head-sized donuts I mentioned earlier? Apparently the small, normal sized, donuts are unexceptional all on their own. Here they find new, magical, meaning with several scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, strawberries, and sprinkles wedged between them.
Donut Sundae
Some of us wanted to eat this impressive food shaming concoction, I just wanted to photograph it in all it's pink frosted, sprinkle glory. I'm not going to lie, this place was pretty magical with the smell of cotton candy and buttered popcorn in the air. Our day surely would not have been the same without all of the creative, delicious, theme park food!
This Summer #GiveHeartburnARest with Nexium 24HR from Walgreens. Just one Nexium 24HR a day gives you all-day all-night protection from frequent heartburn. #ad
And how did Jay fair after consuming all of the colorful fare? Well he certainly wasn't complaining one bit as we stopped into a local restaurant for some late night boneless buffalo wings after making the trip back from L.A. In our family we have a saying when someone's checked something big off their Day/Summer/Life Bucket List- 'Best Day Ever.' I do believe that phrase was thrown around more than a few times that day at the park
This Summer #GiveHeartburnARest with Nexium 24HR from Walgreens. Just one Nexium 24HR a day gives you all-day all-night protection from frequent heartburn. #ad
If you or someone you loves suffers from frequent heartburn the solution might be as simple as avoiding anything with flavor this Summer. For the rest of us, save $3 on a 42 CT of Nexium 24HR at Walgreens now through the end of June and help put heartburn to rest. After all, I'm sure heartburn would like to spend some time with it's family this Summer too. And my shoulder? It's taking a much needed break from hauling around all those chalky old heartburn remedies. What sorts of foods do you and/or your loved ones enjoy when heartburn goes on vacation?

What Daughter Says: Stop carrying around bulky heartburn remedies. Taking one Nexium 24 HR a day can give you all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn.

20 comments:

  1. The hubby was using Nexium when he was having heartburn problems but I'm happy to report that he's not having them any longer. It looks like a lot of what I call "fair food" was happily consumed.

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  2. OMG, you have the best food there! That looks amazing. Good thing Nexium is there to help :P.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I remember carrying a big heavy glass bottle of antacid in my handbag when I was pregnant many years ago. A simple Nexium 24 Hour would have made my live so much easier!

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  4. Those meatball subs look amazing. Tomato sauce always does it for me!

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  5. I never used to get heartburn until I started getting older. Now whenever I eat something spicy, I always get it. I will check this out.

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  6. Lard Lad Donuts? Pass the Nexium, please!

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  7. This is a great post! I can't believe they have actual Simpson's food. Nexium is worth trying it all.

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  8. Ah you look like you had so much fun! Hubs definitely needs to try Nexium.

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  9. My husband could try Nexium and maybe he could drink wine again. He so wants too but it gives him Heartburn. Love the photos of Jay and the donut!

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  10. I would definitely need Nexium for that trip! I think I'd eat until I exploded.

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  11. This day and age, any pastry gives me a heartburn. I am happy I am not pregnant anymore, because the heartburn came with it, but it forgot to leave. Well, at least now I can take something for it

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  12. I think I got heartburn looking at all that food! I started to get heartburn with my third child and it never really went away for good, it flares up with spicy food. Looks like you guys had an amazing day!

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  13. LOL LOVE the photo's! Heartburn hurts! I wonder if I can use thi awhile nursing my baby.

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  14. This sounds like a must-have for traveling! I would want to try as many restaurants as possible without worry!

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  15. Oh my goodness, my stomach hurts just reading about Jay's gastronomical adventure!! My husband takes nexium and never leaves the house without it.

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  16. There are so many delicious foods i can not eat because of my heartburn. I will have to pick up some Nexium to try.

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  17. Heartburn is terrible to suffer from. Nexium is fantastic and allows me to enjoy spicy food again.

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  18. My husband gets heartburn sometimes too! It can really ruin a night if you don't have the right treatment!

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  19. I get heartburn really bad and I usually use TUMS but, this looks like it can work better. I will have to check it out.

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  20. I needed this the other night -- burritos -- oh my!

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