Sadly, their family moved a couple years ago to Wisconsin. This has been the story of our lives the last ten years. Especially the guy friends for Rob have almost all left. They don't go to the same part of the country either so we can all visit easily. Of the families who used to go to this annual party, one is now in PA, one in DC, one in CO, and the hosts are in WI. This year we decided to take the easy day trip up to Appleton, WI and stay for New Year's Eve.
Last time we went up to Wisconsin, we went through Madison on the way up and Milwaukee on the way back. This time we decided to go the Milwaukee route both ways. I scoped out some restaurants from an article. When you think of Wisconsin, what foods come to mind? Cheese? Sausage? Yep, there is plenty cheese and sausage to go around, but I was happily surprised by the vegan offerings too.
We were traveling with our canine house guest, Romeo. He is a special little guy and we've taken him on trips with us before. He's always up for an adventure and we rent a car big enough for him to stay in his crate (safety first!). I also love to find restaurants with parking close to a park or trail so we can walk the dog and it is a bonus to have visual on the car at all times. When traveling with a non-human, we take turns staying in the car with them so everyone gets a chance to eat, but everyone is also safe and comfortable. Our first food stop, Classic Slice, was easy to get to, right near a park, plenty of windows to see the car, and fun vegan food. Score!
|Josie checking out her huge vegan pesto slice while Rob shows us one way to eat the Mediterranean slice.|
|My Anne Curry slice.|
|Parker's pizza as big (or bigger) than his head.|
|A slice of vegan pecan pie.|