Hello friends, it's been years.
I have not died, fallen off a mountain, or run away. There's been no running happening on this front, or healthy eating, and work has taken over my life - hence the absence. But hey, that's part of life! Thank you for sticking around, if you have ;)
I had two days off this past weekend, and Kaylee decided to fly up for the weekend. She brought vegan sticky buns and vegan cookies, so clearly I was more excited about the food.
Over dinner we talked about how WEIRD it was to get back to feeling like "us." We hadn't seen each other in two and a half months, and our first kiss felt like we were strangers. The first few hours of us seeing each other again was like meeting for the first time, full of nerves and awkward movements.
But after a great date, and waking up in each others arms, everything clicked again and went back to normal. Sunday morning we hit the road! I booked an apartment in Toronto for the weekend, so we could have a mini vacation together.
Coming Spring 2015, Kaylee in the city.
First stop once we rolled in to the city was food, and Fresh was calling our bellies.
I'm a great date. Real classy.
After we ate, we checked in to our Airbnb flat, which was in the heart of the city. I can't recommend Airbnb enough, we've used it twice and had incredible experiences. You get to stay in a cute apartment, typically it's extremely affordable, and you tend to stay with a local which means they have the best advice on nightlife, restaurants and things to do.
Then it was time for more food! We met up with our bestie Adele, and headed to Hogtown Vegan to meet up with more friends and VEGAN PUB FOOD.
The night started with a Dark and Stormy drink. It had ginger beer (non-alcoholic), whiskey (very alcoholic) and lime. It was SO GOOD - I may have had more than one, and I will absolutely be recreating this at home.
For supper I had the Phish and chips minus the chips, plus a side of caesar salad. The "fish" is so damn good and so realistic, it's incredible. I ordered it the last time I went to Hogtown Vegan, and I don't think I'll ever order anything else. It's a show stopper.
Kaylee had the pulled pork and died a little. This girl hasn't had pulled pork since becoming a vegetarian, and it used to be her favourite meal. I think she was satisfied with their version...
After food we headed to Queen West and had a few drinks at a bar, and laughed ourselves silly. It was such a great night with amazing friends, great food, and nothing but laughter.
We had so much fun in the city, I can't post about all of it in one blog post, so I'll be back with what we did Monday and Tuesday!
Hope you're all having a fabulous summer.
Have you done long distance? Was it weird seeing each other for the first time in months?
Have you ever been to a vegan restaurant and had one of your favourite meaty meals?