Thursday, August 25, 2011

impromptu downtown date

Picnik collage

Since Andrew's been working wonky hours and I'm going to be gone for work for most of next week, I decided to take today off to coincide with his weekend. I didn't have a ton of expectations for the day - I just figured we'd take it easy and maybe grab some dinner later tonight.

When Andrew finally woke up - he was up for almost 36 hours straight, so he slept until 11am - I was really expecting a leisurely day at home. But when he got out of the shower, he proposed heading downtown for lunch and a bit of wandering around.

Deal :)

We started with lunch at Virginia's on King, a new favorite that we just discovered this summer. Fried pickles for an app, fried chicken with mac and cheese and lima beans for me, and a flounder po'boy with sweet potato fries and slaw for him. Good, good and good.

Picnik collage

Then we spent the rest of the day meandering around, the best thing to do in this sweet southern town. We popped into a few shops and boutiques along King and East Bay streets, then headed to the Waterfront Park where we scored a seat on a swing (that never happens!) overlooking the water. Perfect. The breeze, the view, the company - all perfect.


After a while, we decided to head back home (hoping to miss rush hour traffic) but not before stopping at 32 degrees, a frozen yogurt bar on King Street. We'd never been before, but I think we'll definitely be back. Who doesn't love a little froyo?


We shared a vanilla-blueberry swirl with dark chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Heavenly.

I'm so thankful for days like this - if it's not the baby, it'll be Andrew's job that makes it harder to do stuff like this in the future. So for now, I'll soak up every minute.

Every. Single. Minute.

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