day 8 vegancation!

this morning i had a family session super early in pleasant hill / concord area. we went to castle rock which is located at the base of mount diablo. we got some pretty decent hiking in while doing the shoot! 🙂 and might i add it was 90 degrees by 10am and i was carrying my extremely heavy “turtle shell” (camera bag). fun times!

castle rock / base of mount diablo
castle rock / base of mount diablo

after my morning of hiking (we did stop at starbucks en route for my daily latte) i met up with a friend to go to brunch. i had to. florida doesn’t know how to do vegan brunch properly. obviously i miss fellini’s since they are no more! 😦 but i was happy to try pepples donut farm this morning instead. if you live in the bay you need to go to brunch at pepples. OH EM to the GEE. it was gooooooooooood!

Pepples does brunch right!
Pepples does brunch right!

after 12 (noon) on saturdays and sundays, pepples serves freshly risen treats. this is the apple fritter marcella and i shared after breakfast. OH MY NOM. it was just like a glazed funnel cake with warm gooey apple inside. diabetes cha cha cha! so worth every bite!

 

biscuits and gravy
biscuits and gravy

it was a tough choice between the biscuits & gravy or the chicken & waffles. but i figure at home i own a waffle maker – and the “chicken” was just gardein nuggets. i can easily recreate that at home… so i decided to try biscuits and gravy. did i ever mention if i get a choice for my “last meal” it would be vegan biscuits and gravy? yeah. you could say i’m a connoisseur of sorts. i also added some sausage (super spicy beware!) and some greens (not pictured) and it came with a side of hash browns. what a breakfast! coffee. oj. biscuits and gravy. sausage. greens. WOW. and then the apple fritter. my one and only meal for the day! yikes! so good though. marcella enjoyed her waffle as well. i’m sure she’ll go back and be a regular. the shop is SUPER cute.

donuts for days
donuts for days

i especially loved the repurposed wood along the walls. totally funky. it’s such a cute space. and the owner was really friendly… and all of the staff i talked to were helpful and friendly. i LOVE this place. who wants to go for brunch tomorrow?!?!?!? 🙂

i love pepples
i love pepples
om nom nom nom
om nom nom nom

N O   M O R E   F O O D !! !! !!

i’m done. for today anyway. i’m having an “office” day. catching up on blogs, working on some resume stuff and editing pictures. i won’t be putting anything else in my mouth today. h20 only! goodnight!

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