I knew this would happen. I want to move here NOW. And I’m depressed by the fact that I have 4 months of dietetic internship to get through before I get to spend more time in this awesome town and get our business started. So much excitement and planning to do and my mind has to be elsewhere 🙁
Time will fly.
We spent the afternoon exploring. I feel like I have a much better sense of direction after studying the map and driving the main roads.
After driving back to our hopeful location spot, we made our way to the downtown mall to see what was going on.
So much going on!
We are not sure where we will rent yet. We’re torn between a house – like what we’re used to with space and storage – or our last chance to live in some cool lofty condo near downtown, which I think would be totally awesome. We found some lofts right near the mall that look really cool. Decisions!!
Then we explored the north western part of Cville – including a nice 45 minute walk on UVA’s campus.
Soon enough it was 5:00 and we were getting hungry. Errr, thirsty!
Two beer-lovin’ boys were thirsty for something brewed.
I had a few sips of Matt’s DELICOIUS Sierra Nevada Barley Wine!
After another hour of near-continuous Great Harvest talk, we made our way back to the mall for dinner.
We’ve tried Zocalo and Petit Pois, so tonight we gave Blue Light Grill a try.
Swank + modern seafood.
I was in the mood for a juicy red.
But also loved Matt’s Starr Hill Love
I decided to go a little light on dinner, although how can you ever really go "light" in a restaurant!?
I ordered the Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Maple Creme. It was awesome. Not too heavy and very, very flavorful!!
Matt got the smoked trout spread and shared with me. SOOO good!
Zeb also shared a bite of his mac and cheese with us!
Entrees included –
The Arugula, Apple, Butternut and Fennel Salad for me. It was great and the perfect amount, but I wish the butternut had not been raw!
Seared Tuna over a Parsnip Puree with Mushrooms + Spinach for Matt. Of course I tried some bites.
And a really nice grilled steak for Zeb. He shared a bite with us!
I still had room after dinner so we feasted on GELATO!
I sampled many flavors and settled on the hazelnut and chocolate sorbet, which was like fudge. I could have eaten 10 of these!
Back at the hotel because Zeb has an early flight back to Montana. And I have a morning date with some KERF readers for my first taste of Bikram yoga!! I’m nervous!
Sleep tight 🙂