Look who came over for a sleep over last night
My Mom is still out of the country, so my Dad made a trip to Orlando last night to hang out with his two favorite daughters and brought Scooby along. Scooby and Maddie spent all last weekend bound together at the hip and had been missing each other like crazy all week. They were very excited to see each other again and spent the whole night playing and snuggling together on the couch. They are two peas in a pod. 🙂
Thankfully my Friday did eventually calm down and I was able to leave work right on time. Staying late on Fridays is never fun.
At the office I snacked on the last of my Cowgirl Creamery Mount Tam Cheese and a few Kashi Crackers.
I originally had no plans for Friday night, so when my Dad called last minute to see if I was interested in dinner and a movie I immediately said yes. The two of us met up with my sister, Kelly, and her boyfriend downtown for a night out on the town.
I had heard good things about Hamburger Mary’s on Church Street so I suggested we go there.
Hamburger Mary’s is famous for their delicious burgers and off the wall servers dressed in drag. Unfortunately the servers only go all out on certain nights of the week and last night was not one of them. I’ve been told to return on nights where they play bingo or have karaokee to get the full experience.
I was a little disappointed by the mediocre menu. It was all typical bar food with the exception of some interesting burgers.
I should have went with my gut and ordered what the establishment was famous for – burgers – but instead I tried to order ‘light’ and asked for a cup of chili and half order of the asian salad.
The chili was nothing special and neither was the salad. 🙁
However, the fries I stole from my Dad’s plate were wonderful.
And so were the few bites of my Dad’s and Anthony’s burgers. The burgers were actually pretty amazing. I learned my lesson: if I go to a restaurant known for a certain something then damn it order that certain something. 😉
After dinner we moved next door to The Dessert Lady where the dessert more than made up for the lackluster dinner.
Too many delicious choices to choose from!
The sampler was obviously the best option for our group.
6 Layer Chocolate Cake
Baked Apple Cobbler
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
WOW!!!! Each cake was out of this world delicious and there was so much the four of us couldn’t even finish it all. I can’t believe I didn’t know this place existed before, but I promise I will be back!
For the movie portion of our evening we headed over to the new posh theater in downtown which is locally run and has the most comfortable movie chairs I have ever sat in! We saw the 9:15 showing of 2012 which may have been a little later for the 2.5+ hour movie. I believe I saw both my sister and dad fall asleep at one point.
2012 actually wasn’t that bad as far as end of the world movies go, but I would suggest saving it for DVD. In the mean time I would rent The Day Before Tomorrow or Deep Impact and you’ll get the same jist. 😉
By the time I made it back to the apartment it was almost 1:00am which should explain my lack of posting last night – sorry! – instead I went straight to bed and was up at 7:00 for a quick 4 mile run at a 8:46 pace. Despite my late night, the run felt great!
After my run my Dad and I took the puppies to a breakfast spot I have been dying to try off of Park Ave in Winter Park.
The Briar Patch is famous for great breakfast foods and a menu that will not disappoint.
After much dilliberation I went with the Blue Heaven Wheat & Fiber Pancakes.
These pancakes were very rich and sweet. They tasted just like a cinnamon donut. These were seriously the best pancakes I have ever had. Yum!
My Dad’s Western Scramble was pretty kick ass too.
Now I am stuffed full of pancakes and am ready to enjoy the rest of this beautiful day. I hope the sun is shining bright where ever you live as well.
Have a great weekend!