Vegan Brunch Pumpkin French Toast
Parker happily eating Loretta's French Toast
After breakfast, we decided to enjoy the perfect weather at the beach. It was a beautiful day for a walk/scooter. I'm guessing the the water temps were in the fifties so we figured the kids wouldn't really get in the water. My boys wore their swimming trunks with shirts, but we didn't bring bathing suits for the rest of our gang. We underestimated our children.
Hilary's Cookies. These cookies are probably the best pre-packaged vegan cookies I've had. We tried the Oatmeal Scotchie and another oatmeal and fruit combo which I don't see on their website. They are moist, but not too crumbly, but they do stick a little too each other in the package. Sweet, but not overly so and are real cookie size, unlike ABC cookies which are the brand we have in our college town at all the coffee shops (not complaining, I'm glad we have an option). I wish we had Hilary's Cookies and Soul Veg wraps here, but we'll just have to make another trip north to get our fix.
All in all it was a lovely visit with wonderful friends and beautiful weather. We were exhausted on the drive home, which is always a sign of a good trip. Parker and Josie were asleep before we were off Lake Shore Dr. Dema wanted to give you all his traveling tip for the day. "When your mom unthinkingly puts the water in the trunk right before entering Chicago traffic and you are super thirsty, I mean about to pass out from lack of hydration. Eat an apple. It works." There you go. Never travel without apples.