Well hello! I’m coming to you from the coziest little bed, in the snazziest little trailer this side of the Rio Grande, deep in the heart of Texas.
After 2 epic days of adventure, mishap, late night desert driving, daytime road games, much silliness, tomfoolery, shenanigans, and a hearty helping of vegan eats, me and my lady blogger compatriots have arrived safely in Austin, TX, armed and ready to take the city – and the third annual Vida Vegan Con – by storm. Huzzah!
The three of us – Jackie from Vegan Yack Attack, Joni from Just The Food, and myself – drove from Long Beach to Austin in under 2 days. Not bad! And here’s what it looked like:Starbucks espresso and green juice to go, in Jeremy’s car on the way to meet the girls.
Of course, we couldn’t just up and leave town. No, we had to stop by Whole Foods (because vegans) on our way out, and what did we find there?? One of Joni’s books – Fusion Food In The Vegan Kitchen – out on display! She’s such a cook book rock star (there’s 9 others, if you’re interested).
Stocked up and ready to hit the road! This Pink Lady Apple kombucha was really great.
And Joni packed a massive cooler full of sammies and snacks for us – like this baked tofu, Chao cheese, and micro greens on gluten-free bread.
For dinner we stopped in Phoenix, at an adorable little spot called Green. I had this tofu and veggie bowl with Thai-inspired peanut sauce.
Also we shared some buffalo bites, because I’m currently having a major love affair with buffalo.
Afterwards, we popped next door to Nami for vegan drinks and desserts . . .
Jackie and I split this Peanut Butter & Jelly “T’soynami” – a play on the DQ Blizzard.
From there we drove late into the night . . . no really, LATE into the night. We finally landed in El Paso, around 3 o’clock in the morning.
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Vegans travel prepared.
Breakfast of champions.
Vegan road fuel.
And finally, this evening, we arrived at our wee-but-wonderful trailer – our home for the next week while we’re here in Austin.
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Oh my goodness you guys, the shower that I just took (after midnight) (my first in 2 days) felt soooo amazing. And now I’m snuggled down in this bed, and I can barely keep my eyes open.
So as I bid you adieu, I must ask:
Austin folks! What must I absolutely see and do while I’m here??
And non-Austin folks! What do you want to see from this trip? Food? Conference? Austin-y or Texas-y type stuff?
I’d love to hear it! Lemme know in the comments below.
Okay, I’m gonna go to sleep now . . .