Hey Y’all! How are you doing? I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to an even better start. Plus, you had The Women Tell All to finish off your Monday night so I know your week is already starting on a high note. By the way, who do you think Chris is going to pick? My gut says Whitney. I think he is falling hard for Becca but she’s not ready to be a wife in little Arlington, Iowa and Whitney is ready to be popping out some babies which is what I think Chris is looking for. Annnyyywaayyysss….back to this weekend. Best weekend I’ve had in a long long time. I feel like a new person after having a chance to get away for an ENTIRE day!!!
Saturday after I finished with work I headed to Greenville, SC to visit Dylan. I had only been down their once before and really only to watch a baseball game. So needless to say I was extremely excited to both spend some quality time with the boy but also explore a new city.
Upon my arrival Saturday night we went to Gringos, a little Mexican restaurant right in downtown for a few of my favorites….chips, guacamole, and a margarita. Mmmmm!!! SO Yummy!! The food was good, the atmosphere was good, but I will have to say the service wasn’t the best. Regardless, I would recommend it if you’re in the mood for any kind of funky taco as they had tons of options to choose from. I however, wasn’t in the mood for a taco so I opted for a quesadilla and it was pretty good.
Then for our post dinner adventure we headed to the streets to explore all of what downtown Greenville had to offer. First stop was the waterfall that goes right through the middle of downtown. And yes, you heard that right, there is a waterfall right in the middle of downtown!! And incase you thought this city couldn’t get any more awesome than a waterfall, there is also a minor league baseball stadium there too!!! ….a waterfall, beautiful lights in all the trees lining the streets, great food on every corner, lots of people, and a baseball field…what more could you possibly ask for from a city?! I’m in love! Had it not been so cold Dylan may not have been able to drag me away from it at the end of the night.
Luck for me though, Sunday morning started out with a run all around Greenville. We started out on the greenway and looped through the city for a fun 6miles. It was a great run and I loved getting to see more of the beautiful city. As many of you know, cities are one of my favorite places to run so throw me in a new city with a great running buddy and I am basically in heaven.
After a quick shower and lunch we headed back out the door for our next adventure of the day…. the Greenville Zoo!! I think Dylan was a little iffy initially on this one but he was a good sport for taking me and in the end I know he enjoyed it almost as much as I did. A few of our favorites were the lions, the white nosed coati, and the red pandas. I was a little disappointed there were no elephants but quickly got past that when I got to pet the silly goats…I don’t think I will ever out grow the petting zoo. Also, I 100% recommend going to the Zoo on a not so pretty day….we had nearly the entire Zoo to ourselves and it was awesome! No standing in lines, no screaming kids, and we were able to look at all the animals as long as we wanted to. AMAZING!
By the time we left the zoo and did a little more exploring of downtown Greenville I was more than ready to eat. Seeing that I had started my 31Days of real foods, Dylan happily cooked something that fell right in line with the restrictions I had put in place for myself over the next 31days. He made copy cat PF Chang’s lettuce wraps using deer meat with a side of beets. Both beets and deer meat were something new for me and I loved them both to my surprise. Slowly but surely, I think he is going to get me to be a little less picky. As of now he has added 3 foods to my list of likes, deer, beets, and cauliflower…pretty impressive if I do say so myself. Dinner was great but it hardly compared to dessert.
Again chef Dylan (y’all I could really get used to this) whips out the utensils and is back to work. This time to make smoothies. I honestly don’t even know what all he put in my smoothie but I do know it was fantastic and hit the spot big time. I have been having cravings for sweets as of lately so having a smoothie was a great way to fend off my evening sweets crave. Plus they were a perfect ending to an amazing 24hrs!
So what did you do this weekend? Any fun adventures? Also, Charlotte friends, we are always looking for day trip adventure in and around the Charlotte area, do you have any suggestions? And don’t forget to tell me who you think Chris is going to pick next week during the 3 HOUR (<–read as that is 100% totally ridiculous and not necessary) show!!