Hello, friends! I’m still here. Between work, events and vacation, June was an absolute whirlwind. Our vacation started June 20th, and 13 days, 2,944 miles (and one blowout, a new set of brakes and a replaced wheel bearing) later, our trip came to a close. We spent a few days recuperating, but now that we’re officially back into the swing of things, I think it’s time we catch up.
The next few posts will recap some of the cities we visited and the food we ate, then I’m hoping to provide some tips for eating vegan while traveling. New recipes and perhaps even a giveaway are on the horizon as well–so let’s get started, shall we?
Our vacation started as a trip to Pennsylvania to spend quality time with Erik’s parents and attend his family reunion, but it quickly morphed into a full-fledged road trip that took us to a number of cities, reunited us with old friends and provided Erik the opportunity to show me around some of his childhood stomping grounds.
We loaded up the car and hit the road for our first stop: Columbus, Ohio.
We stayed the first night in Columbus with one of Erik’s old roommates. He is a professor at OSU, so we took a brief tour around the campus the next morning–it’s massive, and the landscaping is beautiful with lots of lush greenery and ponds. Before leaving Columbus, we made a stop at Pattycake Bakery, a cute and all-vegan bakery just down the road from OSU. I was so excited to find this place! The folks inside were incredibly nice and helpful. And just look at the selection! We snagged a sweet Raspberry Almond Cutout Cookie, a decadent Lovely Lemon Cupcake and a marvelous Marry Me Blueberry Muffin for the road. The cupcake and muffin were so large they lasted several days. I’m a sucker for anything lemon, but all three items were baked perfection.
I hope you’ll get the chance to try some of the delicious treats from Pattycake Bakery. It is located at 3009 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio. If you can’t make it in person, no worries, you can purchase many of the goodies online.
Next stop: Lancaster, Pennsylvania!
What exciting plans do you have for the summer?