I really can’t think of a better way to start my Coloradan residency than by attending the VegFest. I was so excited to be able to go to the first day of this event, which has been rated as one of the top ten must-attend VegFests in the U.S. by One Green Planet.
My husband and I started the morning by winding our way through the vendors, tasting free samples and learning more about being an animal rights activist in Colorado. We then attended Dr. Will Tuttle’s presentation, which was outstanding. I wish he had at least another hour to talk about “The World Peace Diet.” It’s been a long time since I’ve read his book, and after hearing him speak today, I’m inspired to revisit it to refresh my memory on his compassionate message. My husband and I had the opportunity to talk to him afterwards at his booth, and he was so personable and kind.
We then went to check out the food trucks for lunch. There were too many good options, but we finally decided on the food truck called “Eat Special Food.” It was amazing. That is all.
We ate our food while watching Marc Bekoff present on animal emotions and why they matter. What another phenomenal speaker! We bought his book “The Animal Manifesto” and we’re both super excited to read it. We also had a chance to talk with him after his presentation and he so kindly answered some of our questions, one in which was about how to respond to people when they say “plants have feelings too.”
It was then time to take an ice cream break at the food truck called “Ba-Nom-A-Nom.” There is one word to describe this place. OK, two words. Extraordinarily delicious.
Unfortunately, that’s where this post ends. I wish we could go tomorrow to see Ginny Messina, JL Fields, and Paul Shapiro, among many others, however my first day at the new job is Monday and I’d like to be refreshed. If you went today or you plan on going tomorrow, please share your experience in the comments below!
One last thing…I know this has nothing to do with VegFest, but when I came home, these two fur-babies were ready to cuddle with me. What a sweet ending to such an awesome day!