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After a month of travel across the US we’re back on the west coast!
I wish I were still on the road, but I’m happy to be reunited with my little cat, Juniper. She stayed at the house while we were away and we had a good friend come over every day to take care of her and to hang out with her. She was so so happy to see us, but it kind of made me feel bad because she must have missed us so much from the way she’s been acting. She was glued to me the first few days back at home.
So what we’re we doing traveling for a month?
- We drove to Pennsylvania.
- We got married complete with a 100% vegan wedding and 100 cupcakes made by me!
- We drove to Chicago and honeymooned all the way to Los Angeles on old Route 66.
- We drove up California State Route 1 along the Pacific Ocean.
- We also saw some friends along the way and stopped at many many roadside attractions, oddities and museums.
Over the next few months I’m planning on posting photos from the trip and wedding. I want to do a post for each of the main attractions we saw along with photos from all over Route 66. I’m kind of excited to get back to blogging! I felt burned out by it a few months before the trip, but I think maybe I just needed a break from it.
Our friend, D.J., performed the wedding ceremony. The night before the wedding Eric and I went to a local amusement park in PA call Knoebels. Eight friends who were in town for the wedding went to Knoebels with us and we had such a fun night! My best friend Aaron and I went on a ride call the Tilt-A-Whirl with D.J. The ride tilts and whirls you around and around in a circle on an incline. As we were tilting and whirling around in the dark with bright lights flashing I declared that this was the best bachelorette party ever! Girls night!…three girls and seven guys.
Most of the food at the wedding was homemade aside from the veggie burgers. Eric and I took control of the grill and served our wedding guests. Now we want to buy a grill for our house! All I can think about are grilled veggie burgers, roasted corn and kabobs with pineapple on them!
I managed to snap a few shots of some of the food I ate while in PA. In central PA, where I was staying, there aren’t many options for vegans/vegetarians if you want to go out to eat. Luckily there’s the college town of Lewisburg that has a cafe with two vegan lunch options. Cherry Alley Cafe used to have some amazing burritos! Vegan and all! I was really disappointed to find that they did away with awesome-burrito. They did have some vegan cookies though. I used to always get their iced chai tea with soy milk too. The barista there was actually kind enough to tell me that the chai mix isn’t vegan. Boo!! I’m assuming there’s dry milk in it. Make your own chai mix, Cherry Alley! Some spices and some grinding and BAM!…chai tea.
My mom did take me to a grocery store to stock up on some avocados, tofu and refried beans though! I usually live on bean burritos when I travel!
Remember my turtle lamp?
Yesterday I mailed out a mailbox full of wedding invitations! Our mailbox was bursting at the seams! I picked out the color of the envelopes. Is that obvious. It was either turquoise or lemon yellow. Dark turquoise with light turquoise dots it is!
Yesterday I started to feel not so hot and kind of sick. By the end of the day I was congested and laying in a crumpled mass on the couch. Today I’m about the same. Although I am feeling spacey from the sinus medicine I took a few hours ago. I was upstairs washing some dishes a few minutes ago and I felt like I was having an out of body experience. It also felt like it took a really really long time to wash the few dishes I was working on.
On a brighter note today…my boots and dress for the wedding arrived today. The boot are ok. Just ok. The sizing is off and the boots are tight if I wear socks. I tried them on with stockings and they fit, but I’m not sure if they’re worth keeping if I can’t wear socks with them. I get cold feet! Also, the dress. The dress. I checked my measurements and I measured the length of the dress compared to my body and I thought it would work. I mean, the dress looked great on the 6 foot size 2 model so why wouldn’t it fit the same way? I seriously look like a dumpy ballerina in the dress. The front of the dress hangs open too far so guests at the wedding would also have a peep show. The dress does fit, but where the skirt sits on my hips and the way it puffs out…I do look like a dumpy ballerina. It was actually a depressing mail day. I think the dress and the boots have to go back. I even talked to my mom tonight and I didn’t tell her about the dress. I didn’t want to think about it. I thought I had one less thing to deal with for the wedding and now I have to start over looking for dresses. I’ve look at about 30 billion dresses and I think I’ll have to look at 30 billion more before finding something that works.
A good thing did happen today!! I finished reading my second book of 2013. Mindy Kaling’s book is soo good! I feel like I get her. I bet she would get me. Mindy!…We should hang out!
P.S. Did you notice that I gave my blog a little facelift? I’m not quite sure if I’m done fiddling with it, but she looks so fresh!
Today is my parent’s wedding anniversary! Happy wedding day to them!