Adventures of a veg*n.

Friday, August 24, 2007

VACATION!

So on Friday we went to Harrisburg, and helped Chris' sister and her boyfriend move into their new apartment. They've got a really nice place.We left on Sunday and headed for Baltimore!

My favorite fish at the aquarium was the perching fish. It really perched on the coral!After Baltimore we went to DC and stayed with my Grandma. Monday was the Holocaust museum, the Renwick gallery and lots of walking. We took a break on a bench and saw it as a good photo op..On Tuesday we stopped at Sticky Fingers bakery! Chris got a blueberry muffin.My Grandma got some sort of almond muffin..And I got a sausage and egg sandwich and a mocha latte. Mmmm..We went to the Hirschorn museum.. at Bazu's suggestion. It was probably even my favorite place.
And we had lunch at a little place called the Wellness Cafe. Chris and I split the "Totally Vegan" burrito.
And we got ABC cookies for dessert!
That day we also went to the National Museum of the American Indian and learned about my people! Haha. Oh and also the Air and Space museum. That night we met my aunt and uncle for dinner at Yuan Fu, a vegetarian restaurant in Rockville, MD. We got three appetizers. This is a taro root ball, and in the background is fried mushrooms.
And these were uhm.. curry dumplings. They tasted really curry-y.This was seaweed salad. Not too bad. Chewy..
My aunt and uncle shared the fish filet.I got the kung pao beef!
Chris got sesame chicken.
Grandma got chicken steak portabello.
And my cousin got something called jade rolls.

On Wednesday Chris and I came back to West Chester, went grocery shopping, and then made some cookies! From my recipe here. We filled them with vanilla Soy Delicious and had ice cream cookie sandwiches for dessert. He made me spaghetti for dinner :)

Tomorrow I will be 2-0! Chris is working all day, but my family is coming out to West Chester to hang for a little bit and have dinner.

Oh yes, and did I tell you all that my little bro Ben just moved into the dorms here at WCU last weekend?? He'll be a freshman music ed major here on trombone, but he's hoping to switch to music composition. I'm excited :-D

8 comments:

bazu said...

Ok, it's midnight, so let me be the first blogger to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"

It seems like you guys had such a good time in D.C.- cool! (And I'm glad you liked the Hirschorn- I love all the Smithsonian museums- so much to see)

That's neat that you and your brother will be at the same school. Ooh and Chris cooked for you- excellent!

Emmie said...

Happy Birthday!

It looks like you've had a really good time. The food looks so delicious, I'm envious!

Johanna3 said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! have a great day ! nice travel, great photos.

fatwonkkid said...

is that a statue of a "juiced-up" midget amputee body builder with a chainsaw?

VeggieGirl said...

the food on your trip looks delicious (I'm loving that giant burrito, haha; and I'm glad to see that you got to go to the Sticky Fingers Bakery!!) - that's great that you got to visit so many museums as well - it's always fun (at least, for me) to enjoy a bit of history and culture while on any vacation :0)

wow, look at those cookie-ice cream sandwiches. yum!

oh and happy belated birthday!!!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday, and holy crap you two are cute. That mocha latte looks like heaven!!

laura jesser said...

Happy belated birthday!!! I'm sorry I missed it...

Looks like your vacation was a blast. I love all the food pics! I haven't been to DC but I must get up there sometime... sounds like you saw some neat things. Welcome home!

Jody from VegChic said...

Happy birthday! I wish i'd known in time to send you surprise birthday cookies similar to your accidental birthday fairy box a few months ago.

Hmmmm... On second thought, I don't have your new address. Please email it to me so I can surprise you one day.

Sounds like a pretty neat vacation. The food at those restaurants looks really good.