Sunday, April 22, 2007

speaking of food and packing, i bought my half of the food/non-food list this weekend. i am now the proud guardian of three bags of soup, rice, newman o's, tings, a shitload of larabars, toothpaste, cereal, and oatmeal. i've decided that microwaveable rice completely freaks me out. therefore, i bought about 800 bags of the stuff. neat!

i also cleaned my car out. it really didn't even take that long. i just had to rearrange the glovebox, get rid of some random papers, and vaccuum out the pringles bits. sometime this week i need to pick up some new windshield wipers and some batteries for a couple of flashlights and i should be good to go.

a couple of new things:
we nomainated ourselves for best travel blog
(hee!). click the button over on the right and vote for us. c'mon. you know you want to. so far, we're the only vegan travel blog. if you don't vote for us, you hate veganism.

a donation button! we're poor. and i'm quitting my job to go on this trip, so i'm super poor. we would like to get home without having to get jobs at scary random truck stop bars, so, if you feel like it, drop us some cash. in order to guilt you into sending us more money, we'll give half of it to charity. we haven't decided which yet (gory mentioned something about the human fund...), but one of us will post as soon as we figure it out. it'll most likely be farm sanctuary or something similar.

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Jody from VegChic said...

Hey Esme and Gory, this trip looks awesome and I'm blown away that you've got the cajones to quit your job and go. I'm a wuss, so I'll be watching your adventure wishing it was me.

As far as food, I've got a cool little book called Simple Foods for the Pack. Jennifer at vegan lunch box blogged about it. It has some great packable food ideas.

Also, I don't think you need to be as concerned about packing edibles. No matter where you end up, you'll always find supermarkets with fruits/veggies/beans. Tofu and other veggie meats are all pretty common even in weird little stores.

When I travel, if I get stuck...I can always find dried fruit, nuts, pretzels, carrots, and hummus.

Plus you'll find PPKers all along the way to help out.

Hey, do you have an Amazon wishlist? I'd like to send you that book to help you with planning for the trip. If you have the list, I can order for you without you giving me your addy. Otherwise, drop me an email so I can send the book over there.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

This is so exciting!! I have no advice, and don't drive, but still! I'm living vicariously through you guys and will load you up with more food when you get here if you want!