I didn’t choose the vegan life: The vegan life chose me.
Yes. I’m saying it: If I didn’t have to be a vegan, I wouldn’t be. Right about now, I would totally be downloading some greasy fried fish, dipping it in gobs of tartar sauce, and then washing it down with a Super Big Gulp size cup of sweet tea.
Amazingly, that is my fantasy non-vegan meal choice; not a big steak or a juicy burger with bacon and cheese.
If I ever returned to eating meat, eggs, and dairy, my thorns in the flesh would return as well: dyshidrotic eczema, constant sinusitis, and extreme allergies to animals.
But for over 5 years now, I’ve completely been cured of my ailments. For me, being a vegan is a choice of the head, not of the heart.
Either way, being a vegan has been part of my identity for over half a decade. Not to mention, I’ve also been a vegetarian for 6 and a half years and kosher (no pork or shellfish) for 9 and a half years.
My wife has been a vegetarian as long as I have, and both our our children have been their entire lives.
So naturally, road trips have to be a little bit more planned out for us; since we can’t just stop at the first exit we see. This month we took a road trip across northern California as we made our way to Lake Tahoe. Since I didn’t know about meal prep delivery at the time, my wife found a place called Squeeze In, which is located in the center of a nearby town called Truckee.
If your family is also plant-based like mine, then research no further. Squeeze In is where you’ll be dining next time you go to Tahoe.
I was so pleased with my veggie burger and elaborate salad. It’s such a cool environment, too.
And I really appreciated the bucket of toys the waitress brought to the table, to help occupy my tired and hungry kids as we waited for our food.
After our beautiful drive in the 2018 Mazda3 through the scenic mountains of northern California, the Squeeze In was quite the oasis for us.
I’m convinced that even if you aren’t forced to be a vegan like I am, you will still have a wonder meal and a great time at Squeeze In.
Thanks for checking our my blog; for I am the manly vegan. And you never know, maybe next time, I’ll be coming to your town.
Have you read all 3 of my blog posts featuring my family’s road trip to Lake Tahoe in the 2018 Mazda 3? Here’s a table of contents just to be sure. Click on the title of the blog post you would like to see:
Lake Tahoe Family Road Trip for Our 10th Wedding Anniversary
Cabin Life in Truckee, California for Our 10th Wedding Anniversary
Plant-Based Millennial Family Checks Out Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Called “Squeeze In” in Truckee, California
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