|Traffic + Boredom = Goofy Photos|
|Buddy was not amused.|
|Hermione wasn't amused either... and threw up.|
|Luckily she got sick right at the exit for the Memphis visitors center...|
|Buddy remains Hermione's favorite pillow.|
|Once we got in CLT, we visited with our other favorite pups (Dixie & Mattie).|
|LIVERMUSH!!! (Had breakfast at Skyland Family Restaurant)|
One of the foods I miss the most in Arkansas is livermush. I know it sounds revolting (it's actually called liver pudding, which sounds worse), but it is the BEST. THING. EVER. And I couldn't think of a better way to start my birthday than with a big breakfast at one of my favorite spots. I really love Skyland Restaurant. It's locally owned, not at all fancy, and just one of the best bargains in Charlotte. Graham had a Belgian waffle and a side of livermush, and I had scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, biscuits and livermush. For about $5.00. You can't beat that!
And breakfast was perfect. I hate runny eggs. HATE them. And these were absolutely perfect. They were just the right texture and had a ton of flavor. And the biscuit is one of the best I had while I was home. Everything was delicious, and I can't wait to go back again the next time I'm home.
|CLT area Chick-Fil-A's celebrated my birthday by giving out free cookies =)|
|Buddy celebrated my birthday by being adorable.|
|I celebrated my 29th Birthday with a black diamond martini from Firebirds.|
Dinner was delicious. I'm not a fan of chain restaurants, but I LOVE Firebirds. I changed it up a little bit and started with a house salad instead of the BLT salad. It was tasty, but I prefer the BLT.
For my entree I went with my all time favorite: the wood grilled salmon, Parmesan mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. The salmon is so delicious. It was a huge, thick piece of salmon with absolutely fantastic flavor.
|Wood Grilled Salmon|
Graham had one of their specials, a Santa Fe style pasta. It had shrimp, chorizo and scallops in a chardonnay cream sauce. This was exceptional. Chain restaurants usually have tiny, sad little scallops. These were huge, and perfectly cooked. I'm a sucker for the dish I ordered, but this was as good as mine.
|Santa Fe Pasta|
|My handsome husband & myself|
|My brothers girlfriend, my mom & myself.|
Our trip was over much too soon, and before I knew it I was back to enjoying Buddy & Hermione's epic cuteness.
|Boredom + photo apps = collages of the cutest pets ever =)|
|The NC part of the drive is so pretty.|