Kate, the dogs, and I drove up to my sisters for Thanksgiving this year. Even though I still had to work we were able to get dinner from Green before heading to Caroline’s home and eating.
The drive from Tucson was light on traffic and uneventful. Even with less traffic it was still unsurprising to see idiots driving well over 20mph over the speed limit.
Green was another story. We had to park almost a block down the street there were so many cars. This is the 11th year for ThanksLiving and Damon and his staff really outdid themselves. Picking up the food was quick and easy.
Eating the food was a joy. They really did a great job this year. The turkey was perfect along with the potatoes and stuffing and Brussel sprouts. The best part was that we didn’t have to cook or clean anything except our forks.
Well back to where the trailer is parked in Grand Junction, CO anyway. We drove back from Frisco, CO this afternoon after spending another night in the hotel after my knee surgery on Thursday. Kate drove and did a great job as always. Enzo is still panting a lot in the truck. It’s a little annoying but he doesn’t seem overly stressed.
We stopped in Edwards at our friends Jen and Derek’s for some vegan nachos and some sort of margarita thing made with apple cider. I think it’s called a Manzarita and it was delicious. As were the nachos.
Then our mutual friend Nina showed us photos from this crazy river trip she just did in Ethiopia. She’s pretty sure that she is about the 50th person ever to raft/kayak this river which is wild to consider. There were sections of water that they did not float down as it was just too wild.
Then there were crocodiles and that’s when I decided I probably wouldn’t ever do that trip. But I have been known to change my mind on crazy things.
The knee is doing well. It’s still pretty swollen from surgery but it doesn’t hurt. I’m trying to keep it elevated and iced and of course I’m resting a ton.
Announcing Will Travel for Vegan Food vs Rolling with Grass Interview!
Very exciting news today: On April 24th 2015 I will be interviewing Kristin Lajeunesse about her new book Will Travel for Vegan Food which will be released on Thursday, April 23rd 2015. You will be able to watch live at 10am EST or check out the recording anytime afterwards. You can watch the Event right here:
Kristin spent 18 months travelling the US in a van searching out and eating at vegan restaurants everywhere she went. All the while she journaled about it at her website Will Travel for Vegan Food. Here is her summary in her words:
I’m serious about this travel thing. In fact, in 2011 I completely adjusted my lifestyle in an effort to work exclusively online, so that I can work from virtually anywhere.
In January 2011 I left a wonderful full-time job with an amazing animal welfare organization so that I could pursue the art of food and travel discovery.
In order to support this mission I started my own freelance business and now earn a living teaching others how to build businesses, market and promote their work, and general badassery.