When I got off work yesterday, I hopped in the car and drove straight to Jacksonville to meet up with my family for the weekend.
As you may know, my mom had surgery at the MayoClinic on Tuesday and my family booked a hotel room through the weekend, assuming she would be in the hospital for several days following her surgery.
However, yesterday we got some good news! My mom was discharged early from the hospital. 😀 She will be staying with us in a hotel near the hospital rather than in a room at the MayoClinic.
She looks fantastic considering she just underwent a pretty intense surgery. Though she is out of the hospital, we’re going to be taking it easy this weekend since she’s not exactly in “top form” at the moment.
When I arrived in Jacksonville, I was hungry! Luckily, my mom had some snacks to nibble on in the hotel room and I calmed my tummy with Animal Crackers (I love those things) and some grapes.
After catching up for a bit, my sister and I headed out to pick up some food to bring back to our room.
We were determined to order dinner from a traditional Jacksonville joint, not a chain restaurant that we could try anywhere. When we saw the Landshark Cafe, it appeared to be exactly what we were looking for.
We headed in, sat up at the bar and perused the menu. We both really liked the feel of the place and it was definitely unique to Jax.
Leslie and I decided to order the grilled fish tacos, which were really tasty.
I also had a side salad with citrus balsamic dressing and shared my mom’s sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries are flippin’ awesome.
After dinner, I had more Animal Crackers for dessert and used some, along with a hefty squirt of whipped cream, to spruce up a caramel Jello mousse cup.
I’m about to head downstairs to enjoy the hotel’s free breakfast before heading out to make one last attempt at finding the prefect bridesmaid dress.
Though I absolutely love the bridesmaid dress I found with my mom and sister back in April, I want to check out one more store that carries Liz Fields bridesmaid dresses (and hopefully this dress) to see if I can find something cute and a little less expensive.See ya a little later!