Sunday, February 09, 2014
Today as a family the three of us went to a city about an hour's drive away, one of the cities where my son has been accepted to college. (In two weeks we are taking a campus tour in another city which is a four-hour drive away, where he has also been accepted.) We did not go to the college itself, since his program is in a new building right in the heart of downtown, while the main campus is more on the outskirts. We did pass by the new college building, since it was coincidentally near to the restaurant we had picked out to go to for lunch.
OMG, lunch! I had the most decadent shake with my meal. Luckily the restaurant offered their signature shakes in several sizes, one of which was 8 oz. Anyway, it was a real, thick, vanilla ice cream shake with gooey salted caramel drizzle all through it, and then -- the piece de resistance -- it had chunks of candied bacon mixed in. It was so good. I treated it as a dessert/snack all in one. I'm glad they offered the small size, because IF it was only offered in a 12 or 16 oz. size I could NOT have had it, not even to share since the guys have their own favourite drinks that they ordered.
After lunch we checked out one of the two big malls in the city, walking around so that we could get our steps in. It was more of a window-shopping expedition, since there was nothing there that we needed that we couldn't get locally.
Aside: You'd think with this weather that stores would still carry winter gloves, but no. You can't find them anywhere! Bikinis and sandals, shorts and beachwear, yes. Warm winter gloves to protect your hands in this cold, cold weather that we still have to endure for many more weeks? Not a sausage. (Though hats and scarves are still available.)
Anyway, it was fun to explore. There were a few stores that we don't have available locally, and there was a full-service Starbucks right in the mall, so we appreciated the ability to stop for refreshment after getting our steps in. I found out a tall skinny cafe misto has only 60 calories for a similar tasting drink to my usual tall skinny latte, which has 100 calories. So... bonus! (Especially after that decadent milkshake.)
Since I had such a big lunch, I have only had a salad for dinner. A great big bowl of lettuce and veggies with a little bit of cheese. I just have to check my nutrition numbers for the day. I have some calories left in case I still need to augment my protein.
So that was my Sunday. I am just waiting now to watch the mid-season return of "The Walking Dead."
Yay for the zombie apocalypse. Heh.