Craig picked me up from the airport and asked if I wanted to go drop off stuff at the hotel or head straight to dinner, and I think I grunted some primal version of "food, now, MEXICAN" and we headed straight for El Tiempo and proceeded to...wait. And wait. And spill an entire margarita while waiting (yup, that was me). But we finally sat down and went straight for the parrillada section of the menu. Holy freaking grilled meat deliciousness. I proceeded to take a truly horrendous and underlit phone picture, then we dug in and failed to make much of a dent in the giant pile of food. I promise we tried.
Dinner was quite a production, so we went back to the hotel, dodged the armies of dance girls (some epic convention/competition/enormous shrieking slumber party was going on - I've never seen so much makeup on such tiny faces), and just crashed. Saturday we actually woke up and met some of my dearest, dearest friends for a really delicious breakfast at Lankford Grocery...
|Lankford Grocery is super cute, extremely down to earth, and also possibly a little on the dive-ish side - an excellent combination|
|mmmmm, BACON! Along with quite possibly the most amazing french toast ever - my migas were good, but this french toast was GOOD|
|Feed the birdie!|
|Sneaking in a peek at the chimps|
|Craig and I fed the giraffes!! It was so cool - their tongues are these crazy-long twisty blackish-purple things, and they would just amble up and take the lettuce. Nature is so cool|
|An all-around awesome little man, and maybe just a little bit of a ham for the camera|
|Carousel time! Mr. Alan insisted on the bench seating|
* it really is a small world, isn't it?
The aforementioned possibility of rain? Yeah, it kicked in on Sunday, so we just slept in and nixed any outdoor plans. Oh, what's that you say? Maybe indoor activities like brunch? And shopping? Sign me up! I think the only way I got Craig to brave the Galleria was a promise to go in the Microsoft store, and things almost took a turn for the truly expensive when I sent him in the Sony store (what was I thinking?!?) while I went to Sephora. We embraced the moment, though, and even had fancy brunch in Saks at 51fifteen. Bottomless mimosas making shopping better for anyone.
|Technology. It can be a little perplexing.|
Are the extra large pictures too much? I feel like they're exploding a little bit, but I also kinda like them.