Happy Monday! Who’s excited to go to work in the 40-degree weather this morning?!
I at least missed the snow since I visited Adam in Naples this weekend. If this recap seems similar to my last one from Florida, it’s probably because we did many of the same activities in a slightly different order.
I had a long layover in Atlanta and didn’t arrive in Ft. Myers until 11ish, so nothing to report. Here is a picture of the shrimp pad thai I ate for dinner at P.F. Chang’s. Ever order something spicy when you’re starving and then have a hard time deciding whether to continue eating fast or let the fire in your mouth die down?
With his CFA exam just a couple weeks away, Adam had to spend part of the day studying. I used the time to get a manicure and pedicure and also go to the mall and eat Chick-fil-A.
We relaxed at Adam’s apartment for a while in the afternoon, then went down to 5th Avenue to take a walk on the beach and get dinner.
We ended up sitting down at a Mediterranean restaurant called Vergina’s (the site of our first actual date!) and laughed when Adam went to calculate the tip after paying only to discover that the waiter had already charged us an extra 20 percent. Neither of us had worn nice clothes since we hadn’t thought about where to eat before heading to the beach and suddenly realized our cotton t-shirts may not have sent the classiest signal. Still, I’ve never had that happen when dining with just one other person, and even when places add a gratuity for parties of 6 or more, I usually see 18 percent rather than twenty. First time for everything, I guess.
For dessert, we went to Kilwin’s across the street and got giant ice cream cones. Or at least, I got a giant ice cream cone.
We picked up iced coffees and drove to Adam’s office again, where I stuck around this time. Lunch was wraps and smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, which may be my favorite restaurant in Florida (no shame). A 24 ounce smoothie costs like $4.50, and the food is delicious.
After more quality time with Jojo that afternoon, Adam took me to the airport.
I had picked up In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume at Target earlier in the week to read on my flights. It just so happens to tell the story of several families in Elizabeth, New Jersey, during a three month stretch in which three planes crash in their town trying to take off from or land at Newark airport. Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.