‘Twas a perfect day to take a drive into the country….
..and down to the city…to pick up Meghann! So happy she is here to help me celebrate
I took along these snacks for the 3-hour round-trip ride, but only ended up eating the apple because I was too busy talking on the way back! [It was one of the best apples of my life!! Honeycrisp, I believe]
But thankfully we had a snack waiting for us upon our return – Matt Cracks!
Snagged a few to tide us until dinner
We made a quick turnaround to downtown – via BIKE! Using my old bike and Karen’s helmet. Glad Meghann was agreeable to put the pedal to the metal! We took a quick stroll down the Mall and ended up at our favorite casual dining spot: Mono Loco.
First up: A Spice-A-Rita! LOVE these!!!!!!!! Meghann did too. We shared one.
Matt had lots of fun playing with Baby Finn, who joined us for the evening with his Strong Mama and Dad.
Our service was very slow tonight, but we were gifted a free plate of chips (the FLOUR ones were amazing!)
As well as some shooters!! We think these were some kind of papaya tequilla mix.
I took a sip, but passed them on to Eric, who seemed more than happy to absorb them all
For dinner I branched from my usual Day At The Beach burrito bowl and got the Gibson, which was cod, truffled mushrooms and roasted tomatoes. Sadly I forgot to ask for the crema sauce on the side and it game swimming in thick, rich sauce. It was hard to pick out the good stuff. But I ate about half anyways, and it did taste good.
The night did not end there…
Oh my heavens…
Pumpkin Spice and everything nice!!
That would be pumpkin spice latte yogurt with a twist of cake batter, a coconut marshamallow, ginger snaps and a pumpkin! SO GOOD! I shared half with Matt, who was happy to lick up the leftovers – too much came out of the spigot! I’m only in it for the toppings anyways
Love these candy pumpkins!
But we all know who the real pumpkin of the night was!
Wish me luck – 10K in the AM!