Iâ€™m typing this as we prepare to rush out of the hotel room â€“ itâ€™s only 6 AM, but itâ€™s time to go home. All in all, our babymoon was a great success, and I highly recommend all expecting couples do it. It was nice to get away from our regular lives for a bit.
Yesterday was filled with University of Miami fun. The Husband is a former student and a huge fan, so when he heard that I was giving an Operation Beautiful presentation on campus, he jumped at the chance to tag along.
We walked around campus for an hour or so (itâ€™s definitely the prettiest campus that Iâ€™ve ever seen â€“ so lush and well landscaped) and remarked how jealous we were of these 18 year olds who got to go to college in the sunâ€¦
We stopped by the hall of fame, which was ironically smallâ€¦ lots of awards, but not a lot of space. There were Big East Championship trophies shoved in corners under TVs! I guess when you win a lot, trophies arenâ€™t as special.
And then I did my event, which went well. I wore a Miami pin on my shirt and won extra points with the crowd.
And last, but not least, we went to Samurai, a hibachi grill restaurant. This was my â€˜specialâ€™ restaurant when I was growing up â€“ you know, the place my mom would take me for birthdays, or the hot spot for date nights with high school boyfriends. It was fun to walk into the restaurant a decade (and a major renovation) later!
(Steaming onion tower!)
We ordered the Garden Delight, which of course came with tofu and tons of veggies. We got the salad to startâ€¦ with the same wonderful ginger dressing from my high school days! Some things never change, apparently.
Yummy fried rice with dippinâ€™ sauces (the BEST part of Samurai â€“ and the sauces still taste exactly the same).
And vegetarian fare.
Time to hop on the plane!
What was your â€˜specialâ€™ restaurant as a kid? Think you would still like it?