As much as I loovvveee visiting with my rents in Miami, I hate the drive back to Tallahassee. Seven hours in a car is about six hours too long for this ADHD gal. Luckily I have some discount Valentine’s Day candy to help me out:
Normally we take the Turnpike, to i75, to i10 to get back to Tallahassee but on Monday we made a stop in Tampa to check out wedding venues! Some brides are concerned about lighting and dance floors, I am concerned about what I can climb on.
The first place was gorgeous and wonderful but would be over our budget. The second place looked like a place that senior citizens play bridge on Wednesday mornings. So obvi we are still on the hunt for the perfect venue. Any suggestions for Tampa/St. Pete or Miami venues?? We are open to either.
We also did not realize just how quickly venues book up. The first option was already booked completely for February-March 2014 and had limited April dates. EEKK! Florida is a hurrican hot box from June through November so we are limited to a few months if I don’t want to be forced to evacuate the reception via Coast Guard boat. Wedding planning officially hit turbo drive.
While we were in Tampa we stopped at Bahamas Breeze for lunch. I thought that the real ‘no fried food for Lent’ test would be the Coconut Grove Art Festival but that was easy compared to the Bahamas Breeze menu. Since I couldn’t go with my go-to coconut fried shrimp, we ordered the crab-avocado tower instead:
Good decision and Lent friendly (we didn’t eat the chips)
For my main dish I got the ahi tuna salad and Matt got the grilled fish tacos. Mine was good but I had classic orderer’s remorse and drooled over Matt’s the whole time.
After stuffing our faces and getting in some good sun on the patio time, we hit the road. The next 4 hours were spent searching for the perfect Pandora station, chatting about how stupid wedding venue hunting is, and discussing dinner options. By the time we got to Tallahassee neither of us were in the mood to cook/grocery shop so we headed to Pho 7 for our first time. I am fairly new to Vietnamese food but this was great.
FYI fried eggs don’t count towards fried food. The logic that I used to come to that conclusion is that I like fried eggs too much to ever give them up for 40 days.
Finally I made it home, showered, did not unpack, and fell asleep watching Family Guy. Welcome back to Tallahassee.
Roadtrips: love em or hate em?
I like them if we have a long time. Weekend roadtrips are too short to be enjoyable.
Seriously, any venue ideas?!?!
We do not want a banquet hall and a place that we could bring in our own food/booze would be ideal. It also needs to hold 150 people because we both have gigungous families.
How do you like your eggs?
Fried or poached.