Friday, May 20, 2005

aaarrrrggg!

I started a post yesterday, saved it as draft and now it's gone. It is very seldom that I have a chance to post uninterrupted, which is what happened yesterday, and now my hard work is gone. And since I saved it I didn't worry about remembering what I wrote so now I can't remember what it was about.

So now I guess I could write about the incredibly sweet date my husband took me on Sunday.

I was actually supposed to be in TN that day, but I really couldn't bear the thought of being out of town again when Travis was off. So, we made a quick trip to Eric and Tisra's (it's amazing how much fun you can pack into less than 24 hours) and headed back home to see Trav. Saturday wasn't really much of a "spend time together"day because I went right to bed when we got home. I had a severe allergy attack while in Nashville so I wasn't feeling well when we got back. Anyway, Travis made reservations for us at Ruth's Chris for Sunday afternoon with plans for the Botanical Gardens following. I had never been to Ruth's Chris before and Travis had been there twice while we lived in Nashville so he really has wanted to take me there for quite a while. I'm sure you all know that Travis works there so we got a 50% discount in case you were wondering. Anyway, we had a divine meal. I highly, highly recommend the crab cakes. They were not you're typical smashed flat breaded cakes with a few specks of white fish here and there. In fact when they came to the table I saw these long white strips in the mounds that are the crabcakes and asked Travis if they were onions. I was quite surprised when he said "No, that's crab". I was equally surprised at how wonderful they were. Next time I'm skipping the steak and am having crab cakes instead. The chop salad is wonderful as well. I decided to try it because it had hearts of palm in it and thought I'd like to try it and I loved it.

OK, so it sounds more like this is a restaurant review rather than a blog so I'll skip to the end and tell you that if you go and don't have the creme' brulee you're nuts!

The atmosphere was wonderful with waterfalls and koi ponds surrounding our section with palm trees and flowers all around. It was similar to the Opryland Hotel, just on a much smaller scale. The service was great and the only downside was that since Travis works there I met about 15 people so it was not as private as I would have liked.

Anyway, after that we had a very nice walk at the Botanical Gardens and spent a lot of time in the Rose Garden. It was so relaxing and just nice to spend time with my husband that I never see. Then we went back home to chaos, but we both felt much better for having spent a few hours away.

5 comments:

Tisra said...

Sounds lovely!

Glad you guys could get reaquainted. Hopefully the crazy work schedules will stop for him soon.

How's the church?

Amy said...

The church is good. We have some different people that want to visit. It's really going to remain a Bible study for now. We're excited and I'm sure I'll have more news soon.

Vince said...

Sounds like a great date.

Now I am craving crab cakes in the worst way.

Joyce said...

Amy, you sound so much like me in some ways. I love crab cakes (we usually always have them at Shells). However, the ones you described sounded heavenly and now I want some! I also love hearts of palm (which I hardly ever get to eat--funny, they don't have them at Sweet Tomatoes or Sonny's.....)

I'm happy you had such a lovely date--you two need that.....

Joyce said...

P.S. I adore creme brulee and I have always wanted a koi pond (for what it's worth).....